“Top Gun 2” is still happening according to Jerry Bruckheimer, and its plot is as modern as ever. The super producer stopped by
Appearing on HuffPost Live on Friday to discuss his new book, producer Jerry Bruckheimer says that plans for a “Top Gun” sequel are still happening. Bruckheimer tells Ricky Camilleri that it has been a long road, but they keep trying:
“We’ve been trying to get that movie made for 30 years, and I think we’re getting closer and closer. 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.”
It was the late Tony Scott, the first film’s original director, who finally cracked the story in 2012 before his death. So what is that story?
“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 Paramount feels they can make the picture.”
No director is yet set to take over for Scott, though timing will undoubtedly be a key element here.