Tom Cruise has been doing some press rounds for “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” ahead of its release next weekend, and during an interview with Extra TV the topic of the “Top Gun” sequel came up. Cruise wants to assure those keen to see the film that they won’t be using computer animation:
“If I can figure it out, if all of us can figure it out, it’d be fun to do, I’d like to fly those jets again, but we got to do all the jets practical, no CGI on the jets… I’m saying right now no CGI on the jets. If we can figure all that out, and the Department of Defense will allow us to do it, that would be fun.”
The project was supposed to head into production in 2012 until director Tony Scott took his own life. Production was then halted, and no new director has ever been announced. The story is said to focus on the role of drones in modern aerial warfare with Justin Marks penning the latest draft.