Tom Cruise Discusses His Desire to Make 'Top Gun 2' with Tony Scott
It's been over a year since we learned that Tony Scott was apparently attached to return to the adrenaline-fueled, high-flying action flick Top Gun with Tom Cruise back in the cockpit for a sequel. Since then, there haven't been any real developments on the project and Scott has taken on plenty more projects under his wing. However, while making the rounds promoting Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, the star of the 1986 film revealed his motivation behind kicking the tires and lighting the fires again. The good news is they want it to have the "same kind of tone as the other one and shoot it in the same way as we shot Top Gun."
Cruise told MTV News:
"I said to Tony [Scott], I want to make another movie with him. He and I haven't made a film since Days of Thunder. Tony and I and Jerry [Bruckheimer], we never thought that we would do it again. Then they started to come to us with these ideas of where it is now. I thought, 'Wow, that would be… what we could do now. I hope we can figure this out to go do it again. We're working on it."
When Cruise mentions ideas of "where it is now" that sounds along the lines of what Tony Scott said over a year ago when he was inspired by current technological advances at an Air Force base down in Fallon, Nevada where, "these computer geeks -- these kids play war games in a trailer… these guys can actually fly drones. They are unmanned aircraft. They operate them and then they party all night." Essentially that would change the need for Cruise and his Maverick character unless of course a time comes when remote controlling drones just isn't enough and a real pilot must step in to get the job done. Of course, there's no story yet, and though we'd heard Christopher McQuarrie (who's directing Cruise in One Shot) was supposed to script the film, Cruise doesn't think that's the case any longer, "I don't think Chris [McQuarrie] is going to write it." So until a new writer comes along with a script, Top Gun 2 is still up in the air. Pun intended.