|Directed by||:||Rawson Marshall Thurber||Produced by||:||Beau Flynn Dwayne Johnson Rawson Marshall Thurber Hiram Garcia||Starring||:||Dwayne Johnson Neve Campbell Chin Han Roland Møller Noah Taylor Byron Mann||Production companies||:||Legendary Pictures Flynn Picture Company Seven Bucks Productions||Country||:||United States||Language||:||English|
Skyscraper is a 2018 American action film written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, and starring Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Møller, Noah Taylor, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber and Hannah Quinlivan. The film follows Johnson as a former FBI agent who must rescue his family from a newly built Hong Kong skyscraper, the tallest in the world, after it is taken over by criminals and set on fire. The first non-comedy of Thurber's career, it also marks his second collaboration with Johnson, following Central Intelligence (2016).
Filming began in September 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The film was released in the United States by Universal Pictures on July 13, 2018, in 2D and Real D 3D, and has grossed over $304 million worldwide against its production budget of $125 million. The film received mixed reviews from critics, who praised Johnson's performance and the film's suspenseful scenes, but criticized the script as clichéd and too similar to The Towering Inferno and Die Hard.