On the Friday before his death, “Top Gun” filmmaker Tony Scott was with actor Tom Cruise and producer Jerry Bruckheimer on a scout to research some of the flying machines for a sequel to his 1986 hit. It was something, as most of us know (having read so many bits and pieces about the tardy follow-up over the years), Scott was pretty passionate about making.
In an interview with Total Film, Tom Cruise says he’s not sure what’s going to happen with “Top Gun 2″ – in which he would’ve reprised his role as Lt. Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell – now that Scott’s gone.
“That was horrible”, Cruise says of Scott’s death. “I love Tony. I mean, what a filmmaker. We were so excited about Top Gun 2. Now we’re just taking a pause, to be honest. It’s something… we’ll see, we’ll see about that…”.
Cruise, it seems, has instead moved on to conceiving a fifth “Mission : Impossible” movie. “We’re already working on different images. Talking conceptually”, says the actor/producer of what would be his fifth stint as Ethan Hunt. “I’ll make a bunch of those [Mission : Impossible movies]. I’ll make as many as people want to see…because they’re very challenging and so much fun to make.”
He’s also got “Van Helsing”, a reboot of the Hugh Jackman monster-slaying flick from a few years ago on his dance-card.
Says Cruise, “We’re figuring [it] out. Do we make a horror comedy, character comedy? What time period?”
The actor suggests “Van Helsing” might share a similar tone to John Landis’s funny but frightening horror classic “An American Werewolf in London”.
“Do you remember the first time you saw that movie? Wasn’t it amazing? And we haven’t had one of those for… Look, I’m not saying Van Helsing will be that, tonally… but I’ll never forget seeing An American Werewolf in London on a Friday night. It was a 7 O’Clock showing in Westwood, and it was like ‘C’mon, this movie’s incredible!’.”
Say what you will about Cruise but he does what makes a good movie. Always equipped with the right resources to entertain that guy.
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.