Past Conference Speaker Inspiration for The Rock’s Next Blockbuster
If you attended Ascendant’s 2016 San Diego conference, you will no doubt remember our outstanding keynote speaker, Jeff Glasbrenner.
Jeff is a below-the-knee amputee who was fresh off becoming the first American amputee ever to scale Mount Everest. In San Diego, he spoke about turning challenges into triumphs, and about succeeding in the face of adversity. His message wasn’t just an inspiration to those of us in San Diego. It also caught the eye of the biggest box-office star on the planet, The Rock, who said Glasbrenner is the inspiration for his character in his upcoming summer blockbuster, Skyscraper. In it, The Rock plays Will Sawyer, an amputee who must save his family against impossible odds.
Check out The Rock and Glas below, and register for Ascendant’s next San Diego conference here. You never know who you’re going to meet.
As you know, #SKYSCRAPER is my homage to DIE HARD & THE TOWERING INFERNO. Movies of a vintage genre that inspired generations. It was also important, to anchor my character with a quality we can all relate to – the ability to overcome odds. @teamglas and wounded amputee warriors around the world were my inspiration for the character of, Will Sawyer. Jeff was the first American amputee to climb Everest and has become an inspiration to so many around the world, including myself. Salute of respect to you brother and thank you for giving me your time, passion, strength & perspective. And thank you for inspiring a generation.. and kicking ass! #SKYSCRAPER JULY 13th ?