Even with Tony Scott now – sadly (nobody gave widescreen such love) – permanently aboard the aircraft carrier in the clouds, Tom Cruise is said to be still quite keen on making the “Top Gun” sequel he and the filmmaker planned to do (and were feverishly developing at the time of Scott’s death). Producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed the news at today’s ‘Produced By’ conference in Los Angeles, saying Cruise’s enthusiasm for reprising ‘Maverick’ hasn’t waned.
Bruckheimer, who with Don Simpson produced the 1986 original, said Cruise has mentioned that wherever he goes in the world, people still recognize him for the ‘Top Gun’ role. As such, the box-office superstar still considers the sequel a priority.
“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. As long as he keeps his enthusiasm,” Bruckheimer said, “hopefully we can get it made.”
Cruise had intended to make “Top Gun 2″ with Bruckheimer (and fellow producer David Ellison, the young gun who also financed the last couple of “Mission : Impossible” movies) before fulfilling a commitment to do a fifth “Mission : Impossible”. But with Scott’s untimely death, those plans were obviously hindered; Cruise is now prepping to reprise Ethan Hunt instead of climbing back into the cockpit. Hopefully, that’ll happen in the new year sometime.
Though it’ll obviously have a new director at the reigns (Christopher McQuarrie, perhaps?), the storyline for “Top Gun 2″ is said to involve ‘old school’ instructor Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell (Cruise) adapting to the new times of air defense – in particular, the resurgence of the ‘drone’.
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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.