"Skyscraper" has one more test screening to go, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson told his fans. He's actually a fan of that process, since part of his brand is giving fans what they want (and never what will seriously bum them out).
"Skyscraper" released its second official trailer on Wednesday (see below), and The Rock previewed that footage by dishing more on how difficult it was to make the film:
"Most physical, emotional and intense role of my career. This and Tooth Fairy.
I needed tequila, vacation and therapy once I wrapped the movie."
Haha. Below are a couple of his recent "Skyscraper" Instagram posts -- including more on the focus group process.
The most recent screening seemed to go pretty well, but also led them to make some changes. (Hopefully one change was adding even more Neve Campbell, since we miss seeing her on screen.)
Johnson said director Rawson Thurber came away knowing where "he wanted to refine and elevate the story," and they went back to the drawing board on "a few crucial notes" from the audience:
Audience comes first. One of the most critical (and enjoyable) parts of my job is getting my movie in front of test screening audiences to get their direct feedback on how to make our film better before we release it to the world. Check your ego at the door and create a safe environment for your audience to be real about the aspects they loved in the film and what they didn't. Most important relationship I have in this business, will always be the one I have with my audience. Thank all you so much for your enthusiasm and open dialogue. An exciting time as we gear up to deliver SKYSCRAPER later this summer. One more test screening to go. Why the hell do I even bother wearing a hat? #AudienceFirst #SKYSCRAPER @sevenbucksprod
New full length SKYSCRAPER trailer drops tomorrow. Most physical, emotional and intense role of my career. This and Tooth Fairy. I needed tequila, vacation and therapy once I wrapped the movie. #SKYSCRAPER #TrailerDebut TOMORROW
Here's the official 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 Sawyer, 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, Thurber and Hiram Garcia (San Andreas, Central Intelligence).
"Skyscraper" is scheduled for release in theaters on July 13th.
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Will Sawyer is a former FBI agent and U.S. war veteran who now assesses security for skyscrapers. While he's on assignment in China, the world's tallest and safest building catches on fire -- and Will gets framed for it. Now a wanted man and on the run, he must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family members when they become trapped inside the inferno. Read More