Fans watching the Super Bowl last night may have had to sit through Justin Timberlake exploiting Prince's image in a way the Purple One would never have approved as well as Martin Luther King Jr. being used to sell pickup trucks, but it wasn't all bad. The Patriots lost. That's something. And we also got our first look at Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Die Hard remake, Skyscraper, with a Super Bowl TV spot. Yippie ki yay, Mister Falcon!
Soon after, Universal released the full trailer online during Jimmy Fallon's post-Super-Bowl show. Here's the film's summary:
Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary's Skyscraper as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building…above the fire line.
Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, We're the Millers), the 3D action-thriller is produced by Beau Flynn (San Andreas, Baywatch), Johnson, Thurber and Hiram Garcia (San Andreas, Central Intelligence).
Skyscraper's executive producers are Dany Garcia (Baywatch, Ballers), Wendy Jacobson (San Andreas), Eric McLeod (Kong: Skull Island, Pirates of the Caribbean series) and Eric Hedayat (The Great Wall, Real Steel). The film will be released by Universal Pictures.
Skyscraper, directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, stars Dwayne Johnson, Pablo Schreiber, Neve Campbell, Kevin Rankin, and Roland Møller. It will be released on July 13th.
Check out the trailer below: