Skyscraper (2018) – Asian investors led by a high level financier have financed the construction of the world’s tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong which they call “The Pearl” standing at 3,500 feet (1,100 m) and 225 stories tall. Although the construction nears completion on this super-skyscraper with all the floors already constructed, the construction process has not been without complications.
Half way through the construction process, rival gangsters under the control of Kores Botha, an international terrorist kingpin, decide to use their control of construction crews working on the skyscraper to extort millions of dollars in shakedown payments in order not to cause a massive strike of workers which would have halted further building. The financiers of the skyscraper agree to the shakedown amounts, but not without carefully tracking and recording Botha’s international money laundering scheme in his attempt to “legitimize” the funds he has extorted. The financiers believe that the memory card they have created containing the money laundering tracking information on Botha will provide them with insurance against any attempt by Botha to extort money from them a second time. Botha learns of the existence of the memory card and makes it a personal priority to retrieve the memory card in order to destroy it and the incriminating information it contains.
Meanwhile, a former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer now assesses security for skyscrapers. Although having one leg amputated from the knee down from a previous mission, he is fitted with a modern prosthetic leg which keeps his full mobility. Sawyer is tasked with inspecting “The Pearl,” which houses several floors that function as their own society, and despite numerous risks highlighted by Sawyer, his bosses insist that it is impenetrable.
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Roland Møller, Noah Taylor, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber, Hannah Quinlivan,