Legendary teams with Dwayne Johnson on Skyscraper movie
Legendary has landed the rights for the China-set Skyscraper movie that has Dwayne Johnson attached to star, says The Hollywood Reporter. Rawson Marshall Thurber, who has worked with Johnson on the upcoming Central Intelligence, will direct and write the action movie, to be produced by Beau Flynn (Dwayne Johnson’s Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, San Andreas, upcoming Baywatch).
According to the trade, “the project logline is being kept under wraps but has been described as an adventure thriller that takes place in a mega-skyscraper set in China. The planned project also is said to have shades of Die Hard, the classic Bruce Willis action movie set in an office building, as well as Towering Inferno, the 1974 disaster movie that starred Paul Newman and Steve McQueen and featured a gargantuan office building engulfed in flames.”
Flynn will produce Skyscraper via his FlynnPictureCo. with Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions. Thurber will also produce. Universal Pictures will distribute the movie to theaters.
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