Or, at the very least, it’s Die Hard meets The Towering Inferno.
Dwayne Johnson continues to churn out movies with the trailer for his latest, Skyscraper, dropping during yesterday’s Super Bowl (you can check out the movie and TV trailers that debuted during the event here).
The plot for the new movie has been kept under wraps until now, only being described as a ‘hostage-action-thriller set in China’, but one gets a good feel for the story now that its new teaser is out:
People have been comparing the film to the 1988 classic action movie that made a star of Bruce Willis – as well as just ripping the piss out of it in general.
— Will Kennedy (@willkennedynews) February 5, 2018
Love the trailer for the Rock’s new movie Not Die Hard.
— Brett Erlich (@bretterlich) February 5, 2018
Somewhere in Hollywood: "I have this completely original idea for a movie for The Rock: a dad has to save his wife from terrorists on the top floor of an unfinished skyscraper."
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) February 5, 2018
skyscraper ups the stakes from die hard. bruce willis had no shoes, now dwayne johnson has no feet
— Kris Straub (@krisstraub) February 5, 2018
“Are we worried this is going to be panned as a Die Hard ripoff?”
“Give The Rock a prosthetic foot.”
“Are we worried we’re going to make TOO much money?"
— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) February 5, 2018
Die Hard: As a Rock
— drew olanoff (@yoda) February 5, 2018
Yippy kai-yay IF YOU SMELL WHAT THE ROCK. IS. COOKING.
— Ken Yeung (@thekenyeung) February 5, 2018
if the tagline for that Skyscraper movie isnt “Dwayne Johnson is stuck between The Rock and Die Hard place” then why even make the movie to begin with tbh
— jomny sun (@jonnysun) February 5, 2018
Wait, The Rock is in a remake of Die Hard AND The Towering Inferno? SIGN ME UP
— Rich Siegel (@siegel) February 5, 2018
Glad The Rock is remaking my favorite movie pic.twitter.com/wCQd3R5DG7
— Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) February 5, 2018
THE ROCK TAKES ON HIS BIGGEST* OBSTACLE YET
* a building
— Annie Lowrey (@AnnieLowrey) February 5, 2018
If The Rock wants to keep making the same movie over and over again I'm here for that. #SuperBowl
— Jamal Thalji (@jthalji) February 5, 2018
I dunno how The Rock has all this time to do terrible good movies, charm his way through Ballers, embarrass Tyrese publicly and still love his family, but somehow he does.
— Rae Sanni (@raesanni) February 5, 2018
Via Twitter Moments