Both Tom Cruise and Jerry Bruckheimer Want it Done, So It's Likely Coming
|Tom Cruise is on board|
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who seems to have his hand in all sorts of spectacular gestating film projects these days ("Pirates of the Carribbean 5," for instance), wants a sequel to the original "Top Gun." Fortunately, the other must-have talent, Tom Cruise, also is interested in doing it. There is no timetable, but it was something that the late Director of the original "Top Gun," Tony Scott, was working on.
According to Bruckheimer:
"For 30 years we’ve been trying to make a sequel and we’re not going to stop. We still want to do it with Tom [Cruise] and Paramount are still interested in making it."Bruckeimer also wants Tom Cruise to be part of the new project:
"What Tom tells me is that no matter where he goes in the world, people refer to him as Maverick. It’s something he is excited about so as long as he keeps his enthusiasm hopefully we’ll get it made."Rumor has it that Tom would play an instructor (the Tom Skerritt role) who is training pilots to fly (remotely, presumably) drones.
|Maverick making a point|