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Talk of a sequel to Top Gun, the 1986 film starring Tom Cruise with Tony Scott directing and Jerry Bruckheimer producing dates back to October 2010, when it was announced that Paramount Pictures was getting the gang back together with a script by The Usual Suspects writer Christopher McQuarrie. Word about the project died down until, a few months ago, there was talk of writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class, Thor) taking a crack at the script.
But in a new interview with MTV, Tom Cruise says the sequel is still in the works. There still hasn’t been much talk about the star’s involvement or the size of his role, but he does reveal that McQuarrie may no longer be writing the script. “I don’t think Chris is going to write it,” Cruise said. “Chris is directing One Shot right now, which I’m acting. We’ve got to go back in January and finish it.”
Cruise said that the ideas he, Scott and Bruckheimer had talked about intrigued him to the point where he’s still excited about making the sequel. “I hope we can figure this out to go do it again,” he said. “If we can find a story that we all want to do, we all want to make a film that is in the same kind of tone as the other one and shoot it in the same way as we shot Top Gun.”