Dwayne Johnson Clutches Onto a Burning Building in New ‘Skyscraper’ Poster
Is Dwayne Johnson the new Tom Cruise? Well, truthfully, no one will ever be the new Tom Cruise, especially while Tom Cruise is around and making movies. But Skyscraper is Johnson’s closest thing to his very own a Mission: Impossible.
The first nutty trailer showed Johnson as an ex-FBI hostage rescuer trying to save his family trapped inside the world’s tallest skyscraper, which happens to be on fire. To make matters more complicated, Johnson has a prosthetic leg. Oh, and he’s also being framed for the whole thing. The film’s first poster, which looked an awful lot like a Mission: Impossible – Fallout photo of Cruise, was one genre of insanity. The latest poster is even more crazy: a close-up of Johnson as he clutches onto the edge of the 3,500-foot burning building... with one hand:
As terrifying as this looks, I’m honestly not worried. One single hand of The Rock’s is like the strength of five average-sized men. So he’ll probably be okay.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Skyscraper, which also stars Neve Campbell, hits theaters July 13.
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