Top Gun 2 in the works
Not only is a 3D conversion in the works for the original film, but there are now plans for a sequel.
Like Ridley Scott and the plans for another Blade Runner, his brother Tony Scott, who directed the original Top Gun, wants to be involved in the sequel, as does Tom Cruise, and Jerry Bruckheimer Films will be producing.
Last year, Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, who wrote X-Men: First Class, were attached to write a script, but according to Variety, nothing was written by the X-Men scribes.
Now a new writer has been picked to pen the script, Peter Craig, who also wrote the Ben Affleck crime film The Town. The original Top Gun was penned by the team of Jack Epps Jr. and Jim Cash, who also wrote Dick Tracy, with a re-write by Warren Skaaren, who wrote Beetlejuice, and was also a script doctor on Tim Burton’s Batman.
It’s clearly been some time since the original Top Gun hit theaters, so it will be interesting to see if the new film will show where Maverick would be today, or if the movie will center around a new hotshot ready to take to the skies.
Details are of course are scarce at the moment, but again, it’s quite interesting to note that the Scott brothers are both returning back to the films that made their careers: Alien, Blade Runner and Top Gun. Here’s hoping they can successfully pick up where they left off, and reinvent these classic movies for today’s audiences as well.