Justin Marks (“The Jungle Book,” “War Dogs”) is in negotiations to work on the upcoming “Top Gun” sequel for Paramount and Skydance. Marks takes over from Peter Craig (“The Town”) who penned a previous draft.
Tom Cruise is slated to return as ace pilot Maverick in a story that deals with the relevance of pilots in today’s high-tech, drone-centric war environment.
In other scribe news, “The Fault in Our Stars” and “500 Days of Summer” scribes Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber are set to pen “The Disaster Artist” for James Franco.
‘Disaster’ is based on Greg Sestero’s bestseller about the making of “The Room,” the infamous worst-movie-ever cult feature. Franco will direct and play notorious director Tommy Wiseau opposite his younger brother Dave as Sestero.