Skyscraper is a 2018 American action film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.
Universal Pictures on Monday, July 02, 2018 released the trailer:
Skyscraper - Official Trailer 3.
Will Sawyer, a U.S. Marine war veteran and now an FBI Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) leader, loses a leg when he and HRT colleague Ben Gillespie encounter a hostage taker with a suicide bomb. Ten years later, Sawyer is a private security consultant who, on a recommendation from Gillespie, is hired to review security for the world's tallest skyscraper, Hong Kong's 3,500 foot (1,067 m), 255-storey "The Pearl", for owner Zhao Long Ji. Sawyer is joined by his wife, Sarah, and twin children, Georgia and Henry, staying with him on the not-yet-opened residential floors. Sawyer meets with Zhao, Gillespie, security director Okeke and head insurance underwriter Pierce, to report that the computerized fire and security systems have passed his tests, though he needs to inspect the offsite security center. Zhao provides him with a tablet that gives Sawyer complete control over the Pearl's systems. Sawyer and Gillespie head to the offsite location, but a thief hired by international terrorist Kores Botha attempts to steal the tablet. Gillespie reveals he is also working for Botha and attacks Sawyer for the tablet, ending with Gillespie's death. Botha and a group of his men break into the Pearl and start a fire on the 96th floor, creating a barrier preventing entry to or exit from the upper 130 floors. Sawyer tries to return to the Pearl, but is attacked by Xia, one of Botha's associates. Xia and her agents take the tablet and kill everyone at the offsite center, then use the tablet to disable the fire-extinguishing systems in the Pearl.
Principal photography began on August 14, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The film Skyscraper was scheduled to be released by Andes Films, CinemArt, Forum Film Bulgaria, Ro Image 2000, Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Film1, Tanweer Alliances and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) on July 1, 2018 (United States), on July 11, 2018 (France), on July 12, 2018 (Argentina, Australia, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, United Kingdom, Greece, Hungary, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Ukraine), on July 13, 2018 (Bulgaria, Brazil, Spain, Finland, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, United States, Vietnam, South Africa) and on July 19, 2018 (Italy).
The duration of the film is 102 minutes. With a budget of $125 million, the film grossed over $304.9 million.
The film had received a "PG-13" rating.
Skyscraper got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
Official website: skyscrapermovie.com
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