Top Gun 2 "getting closer and closer"

News Simon Brew
31 Mar 2014 - 06:59
Top Gun

There's a story for Top Gun 2 in place. And Jerry Bruckheimer reveals that the project is making progress...

Before his death in 2012, one of the projects that director Tony Scott was developing was a sequel to his 1986 megahit, Top Gun. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer was working on the film too, and Tom Cruise was set to reprise his role of Maverick.

The tragic death of Scott in 2012 did seem to have ended the project at one stage, but it now seems clear that both Cruise and Bruckheimer are keen to press ahead. Bruckheimer has given the latest update on the film in an interview with The Huffington Post, where he says that "we've been trying to get that movie made for 30 years and I think we're getting closer and closer".

As for the concept of the film, Bruckheimer revealed that it asks the question "are pilots obsolete because of drones. Cruise is going to show them that they're not obselete. They're here to stay".

That's if Cruise can fit the film into his schedule, which appears to be the major remaining stumbling block. "Fortunately for Tom, he's very busy, so you have to find a slot he can fit into and get a budget that Paramount feels they can make the picture".

Cruise's next project, after the incoming Edge Of Tomorrow, is Mission: Impossible 5 for Paramount. After that? Top Gun 2 appears to be a possibility...

Huffington Post.

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