Below we’ll highlight some of the Skyscraper filming locations, roundup the behind the scenes photos and share the trailer that was released following the Super Bowl last night.
Although it’s set in Hong Kong, Skyscraper filmed in Vancouver and area from August 15th to November 23rd, 2017 and it premieres on July 13th, 2018 in theatres. The movie was written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, whose other credits include Easy A, We’re the Millers and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. Skyscraper centres around an FBI Negotiator named Will Ford, played by Dwayne Johnson.
After an established career in the field, Will ends up severely wounded and loses part of his leg in the process. To make matters worse, he finds himself framed for murder in Hong Kong. His family is then kidnapped and trapped inside the tallest skyscraper in the world which is subsequently set ablaze. In a race against time, Will has to attempt to rescue his family and find out who caused the disaster so he can bring them to justice.
Here’s a roundup of the cast of Skyscraper, thanks in part to the film’s IMDb page.
|Actor||Role||You may know them from|
|Dwayne Johnson||Will Ford||Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Ballers, WWE, Baywatch|
|Neve Campbell||Sarah Sawyer||Scream movie series, House of Cards, Party of Five|
|Pablo Schreiber||American Gods, Orange is the New Black, 13 Hours, Bubble Boy|
|Roland Møller||Land of Mine, Atomic Blonde, The Commuter|
|Kevin Rankin||Ray||Lucifer, Gracepoint, Breaking Bad, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Dallas Buyers Club|
|Adrian Holmes||Ajani Okeke||Arrow, Supernatural, Elysium, 19-2, Continuum|
|Byron Mann||Altered Carbon, Blood and Water, Arrow, Hell on Wheels, The Big Short|
|Chin Han||The Dark Knight, Contagion, Marco Polo, Arrow, Captain America: The Winter Soldier|
|Paul McGillion||Stargate: Atlantis, Star Trek, Tomorrowland|
After a short teaser was released earlier last week, the first full length trailer premiered following last night’s Super Bowl.
#SKYSCRAPER world premiere. An original concept about an FBI Negotiator severely wounded in the field. Framed in Hong Kong for murder, while his family is kidnapped & trapped in the world's tallest building set ablaze. Honored by this role. #VertigoWarning #SKYSCRAPER JULY 2018 pic.twitter.com/8Jz73N2pCk
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 5, 2018
Skyscraper Filming Locations: Where Was Skyscraper Filmed?
As you can tell from the trailer, the majority of the production was spent filming in studio. Here are some of the Skyscraper filming locations spotted during production.
- Seymour Street and Dunsmuir Street
- 600 Expo Boulevard
- Consulate General of Italy on West Hastings Street
- 620 West Pender Street Alley
- 620 West Pender Street
- West Pender Street and Carrall Street
- 500 Beatty Street Alley
- Cecil Green Park House at University of British Columbia (UBC)
- Washington Studio at the Vancouver Drydock (North Vancouver)
- Warehouse near King Edward Street and United Boulevard (Coquitlam)
- Surrey City Hall
- Highway 91 Northbound Truck Pullout (Delta)
- Steveston Village (Richmond)
- Gravel lot off of the Sea to Sky Highway (Britannia Beach)
Skyscraper Behind the Scenes Pictures
Some behind the scenes photos shared by the cast and crew while filming Skyscraper in Vancouver.
The crew member on the ground holding the green screen panel is like “please don’t land on me, please don’t land on me”. Every film has a moment designed to take your breath away when you see the final product on screen. This is one of those moments. I only get one take. Go for it or I don’t. Soooooo.. #GoForIt #SkyscraperMovie @kimberleyfrench
Friday. 230am. Good people. Hard work. Lining up the shots for the rest of the night with my #SkyscraperMovie director, Rawson Thurber. Proud of this dude. Fresh out of USC Film School, he breaks into Hollywood with a hit movie that he wrote and directed, called, DODGEBALL. He follows that up with another hit movie, WE ARE THE MILLERS. He then follows that up with another hit movie, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE with me and my much bigger twin @kevinhart4real. Refusing to be pigeonholed as a “comedy director”, he goes away for six months and writes a script that is not only reflective of who he is as a man, husband and new father, but also reflective of the kinds of big tent pole movies that have always inspired him from STAR WARS to RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARC. The script becomes one of Hollywood’s hottest scripts of 2016 causing a huge bidding war (true story) between every studio. The studios who won that war were Legendary Studios and Universal Studios. The name of the script… SKYSCRAPER. This guy has the potential to go down as one of the best true writer/directors ever. Too bad he’s an asshole. Kidding, he’s family to me and literally one of the nicest humans I’ve ever known. Eh he’s still an asshole. #OnSet #RawsonThurber #SkyscraperMovie
Hangin around. Put in some good hard work, but a pleasure shooting what will become multiple posters around the world for #SkyscraperMovie. THANK YOU to everyone involved making this shoot “fit in” with my already incomprehensible aka nutty schedule. Grateful to have such a team of talented rockstars making it all happen. #UNIVERSALStudios #LegendaryStudios #SevenBucksProds #SkyscraperMovie @tmac24fleet 📸
Battered. Day 42 of 64 shooting our action thriller #SkyscraperMovie. I prepped for an intense shoot daily based off the material, but this “battered down” mindset has served me in ways I never expected, professionally and especially personally. Universe has a helluva sense of humor that way. Grateful. Now I need a shot or three of my tequila. 🥃 #Day42Of64 #BatteredDown #SkyscraperMovie 📸 @hhgarcia41
Calm before the chaos. Strong WEEK 1 of shooting our hostage action thriller #Skyscraper. Thank you to my immensely talented co-star @NeveCampbell for her commitment to anchoring our family with emotional strength before life as we know it, changes a half a mile in the sky. Week 1 down. Anchoring characters in. #CalmBeforeTheChaos #HalfAMileUp #SKYSCRAPER SUMMER 2018
Dream team. Officially kicking off DAY 1 of shooting our action thriller #SKYSCRAPER. To my right, our director/writer @RawsonThurber. To my left, the real star of our movie, legendary cinematographer and Oscar winner, #RobertElswit. From ROGUE NATION and GHOST PROTOCOL to MICHAEL CLAYTON to THE TOWN and to his Oscar win for one of my favorite films, THERE WILL BE BLOOD. Robert's on the Mt. Rushmore of Cinematographers and I'm grateful and inspired to work with this legendary bad ass. What a dream team and crew I'm honored to create and drop sweat with. Day 1 and takin' it to new heights. Literally. #TallestBuildingInTheWorld #SKYSCRAPER #Day1 #ThurberJohnsonElswit
Let us know in the comments if you spot any other Skyscraper filming locations that we missed!