Fans of Top Gun have been longing for a sequel since quite a long. Well, it seems the wait will soon be over: Paramount is planning indeed to develop a movie sequel to Top Gun. Director Tony Scott, who helmed the first film, has been called back to direct Top Gun 2. Actor Tom Cruise who played the role of Maverick said he'd be interested in showing up for some sort of cameo or to play a supporting role, but not to play the lead role. Scriptwriter Christopher McQuarrie (Usual Suspects, Valkyrie) has been hired to pen the script of Top Gun 2.
Here below a few words from Director Tony Scott about the movie Top Gun 2:
They operate these drones like it's war games, but it's for real. This world fascinated me, because it's so different from what it was originally. But, I don't want to do a remake. I don't want to do a reinvention. I want to do a new movie."
Sounds like Top Gun 2 will involve drone pilots and how the old jet-fighter pilots fit in the new military paradigm. Well, I kind of like this angle. I doubt it will as thrilling and epic as the first film, but Top Gun 2 will still make for a really interesting sequel and will shed light on the latest warfare technologies and how the military use them.
Here's a CNN video about those armchair pilots who strike by remote control:
More information about the movie Top Gun 2 soon!