While Tom Cruise is busy filming “Mission Impossible 5,” Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer are also reportedly busy gearing up for “Top Gun 2” movie.
According to Hollywood Reporter , Justin Marks, the scribe behind Disney Studio’s version of “The Jungle Book” has been tapped to pen the story to the sequel of the 1980’s hit movie.
Director Jon Favreau was reportedly attracted to Mark’s work for Jungle Book that he was eager to have the writer on board.
Moreover, “Top Gun 2” movie is reportedly in top priority according to Paramount’s Head of Production Adam Goodman.
“We’ll likely make a Top Gun sequel with Tom Cruise first.
Jerry Bruckheimer would produce, with Tony Scott returning to direct.
All parties are moving ahead.
We’ve hired Peter Craig to write the script.” Tom Cruise on the other hand, talked about the planned sequel claiming that he would gladly do the film.
He told Sky News: ”With movies, they each have their time – when it’s ready to be made.
If we can get over some stumbling blocks it will be fun to do.” Executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer is one persistent person, as he has been exerting extreme efforts on how to finally bring a Top Gun sequel to life.
“We’ve been trying to get that movie made for 30 years, and I think we’re getting closer and closer,” he told The Huffington Post “Don (Simpson) and I tried to develop something, we didn’t succeed.
(Tom) Cruise took over, and he tried to develop something, and he didn’t succeed.
Now we’re back at it,” he explained The Top Gun’s original director Tony Scott, who unfortunately passed away in 2012, thought of the current storyline.
“The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones.
Cruise is going to show them that they’re not obsolete.
They’re here to stay.” “It’s just getting to the starting place.
Fortunately for Tom, he’s very busy, so you have to find a slot he can fit into and get a budget that [studio] Paramount feels they can make the picture.” However, Jack Reacher star Tom Cruise is nothing but excited about reprising his role in the highly anticipated sequel, according to world known producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
It’s nearly three decades after Top Gun has been released in theaters and since then the much awaited sequel has been touted for, but to no avail.
Top Gun 2 movie almost made it to theaters earlier, but was placed on hold on August 2012 following the death of director Tony Scott, which nearly scrapped the movie entirely.
Jerry Bruckheimer who will be producing Top Gun 2 movie has recently confirmed that the second installment to the blockbuster hit way back in 1986 has now resumed.
“We’re at a point right now where everybody wants to make it,” Bruckheimer revealed to IndieWire.
“For a while it was Tom was excited about it but the studio didn’t want to commit or the studio was excited and Tom didn’t want to do it.
And that’s been going on for 30 years.
And now we’re at a point where the studio is excited and Tom is excited,” he added He continued: “A lot of that has to do with Tony [Scott’s] vision.
He had a really exciting vision and he got everybody excited about it.
That enthusiasm [has] carried forward.” The original Top Gun grossed more than $356 million at the worldwide box office during its release on 1986 that sky rocketed Cruise to fame and becoming one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
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