From a 7-figure bidding war to a last-minute ending reshoot: Inside how The Rock’s thrilling summer movie ‘Skyscraper’ was made

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  • “Skyscraper” is the second time director Rawson Marshall Thurber and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson have worked together, the first being the hit comedy “Central Intelligence.”
  • Thurber explained to Business Insider how he worked with Johnson on “Skyscraper.”
  • This included insight on the bidding war for the movie, and why the two felt the ending needed to be reshot.

The idea for “Skyscraper” came to director Rawson Marshall Thurber while editing his 2016 hit, “Central Intelligence.” The premise was simple: a guy has to get through a burning building full of terrorists to save his family. And looking at the screen in the editing suite, Thurber knew just the guy to play him.

“Skyscraper” marks the second time Dwayne Johnson and Thurber have worked together, but this is a very different project than “Central Intelligence,” an action comedy where The Rock and Kevin Hart throw out jokes while dodging bullets. This time, Thurber was looking for something different from his star.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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