Things are moving on a sequel to classic 80’s blockbuster “Top Gun” reports Vulture with Paramount Pictures having sent offers out to both producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott.
Christopher McQuarrie (“The Usual Suspects,” “Valkyrie”) is being pursued to pen the script and has reportedly found a way to include Tom Cruise’s Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell character in a way that’s “not too obvious”. Cruise has reportedly agreed to take said smaller role.
Bruckheimer mentioned he’d been approached about it back in July. Of course the story itself will be tricky as the U.S. Navy’s elite TOPGUN program doesn’t focus as much on aerial combat anymore but rather targeted bombing runs.
The original grossed $353 million at the worldwide box office.
EW adds to the story, saying that Cruise won’t be starring according to his reps but the McQuarrie news is accurate.