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Dwayne Johnson's Skyscraper Heading To Theaters Next Summer

The Rock is set to rock the box office next summer in the action-packed flick Skyscraper. Universal and Legendary Pictures confirmed (via Variety) that the film will hit theaters on July 13, 2018.

Dwayne Johnson plays Will Ford, a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and a war veteran, who has turned his life in a new direction: ensuring skyscrapers are as safe as they can be. When an assignment in China goes awry, Ford is framed for lighting ablaze the safest skyscraper ever built. Skyscraper will follow Ford as he attempts revenge on those behind the crime and the slander, and as he attempts to rescue his family who are stuck inside the burning building.

Here's the full synopsis for Skyscraper: "Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary's Skyscraper as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford, 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 and Thurber. Skyscraper's executive producers are Dany Garcia (Baywatch, Ballers) and Hiram Garcia (San Andreas, Central Intelligence). Wendy Jacobson (San Andreas) is co-producer. The film will be released by Universal Pictures."

Additionally, Johnson himself revealed a bit of information about his character not included in the synopsis: Will Ford is disabled. He mentioned this in a post on his Instagram, where he also describes what the movie means to him:

BREAKING: Grateful to share this big news. Universal Studios and @Legendary Pictures have declared JULY 13th 2018 SKYSCRAPER weekend. Massive scale of a movie we've been developing for almost two years and we start shooting this August – in CHINA. Our script, written and to be directed by Rawson Thurber, focuses on the world's largest skyscraper – that's on fire. A towering inferno almost a mile into the sky and my wife and kids are trapped on the top floor. My character is a disabled US War Vet and former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader. This character is inspired by the thousands of disabled US veterans and war heroes I've had the honor of shaking hands with over the years. This character is also an homage to the every day man and woman who, despite all odds, will dig deep and do everything possible to protect and save their family. Research for this film has been a real education for me (and that's saying a lot considering my horrible freshman year GPA) from meeting with the world's top skyscraper architects to spending amazing time with our US combat and disabled vets. Good thing I'm not afraid of heights. But at 4,000ft it's a different story. Let's get to work. #CHINA #SevenBucksProds #FlynnPicturesCo #Zhao #SKYSCRAPER JULY 13th 2018

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Though audiences still have a year and a bit to see Johnson in Skyscraper, there's still a ton of Rock goodness to read up on, like how the actor saved the Fast & Furious film franchise.