A sequel to the 1986 Tom Cruise hit Top Gun is officially in the works, according to reports New York Magazine made last night.
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Paramount Pictures has supposedly asked both the original producer (Jerry Bruckheimer) and director (Tony Scott) to return to the helm. Even Cruise is rumored to have a role (albeit non-leading), though when asked in July whether there would even be a Top Gun sequel, he said “No,” and laughed off the question.
New York Magazine claims Paramount is after Christopher McQuarrie, who penned the screenplays for The Usual Suspects and Valkyrie, to write the film.
NYMag.com also notes recent quotes by Bruckheimer about how much aviation training has changed since the eighties. Air-gun fights, so exciting to watch on the big screen, have given way to the dropping of small bombs from a very high distance, so the creators will have to re-frame some of the Top Gun franchise’s original appeal.
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