Tom Cruise to Combat Drones in Top Gun 2

April 1, 2014 by  
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The sequel to the 1980s classic is close to becoming a reality. Jerry Bruckheimer has revealed that Top Gun 2 will reflect today’s changing world of warfare. “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,” the producer told The Huffington Post. Bruckheimer signed a first-look deal with Paramount Pictures to produce the long-awaited sequel, which is being developed by Skydance Productions with Tom Cruise set to reprise his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. Jerry Bruckheimer along with his producing partner, the late Don Simpson, produced the blockbuster hit Top Gun (1986), that grossed over $356 million worldwide. Peter Craig (The Town) is the latest screenwriter to rewrite the script, previously X-Men: First Class scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz tackled the project.

Top Gun 2 movie poster
  • Release Date: TBA
  • Studio: Paramount Pictures
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sequel
  • Director: TBA
  • Screenwriter: Peter Craig, Christopher McQuarrie, Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz
  • Official Website: Paramount.com
  • Starring: Tom Cruise
  • Running Time: Unknown
  • MPAA Rating: Not yet rated

Plot Summary

Super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer has signed a first-look deal with Paramount Pictures to produce the long-awaited “Top Gun 2,” which is being developed by Skydance Productions with Tom Cruise set to reprise his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. Bruckheimer along with his producing partner, the late Don Simpson, produced the blockbuster hit “Top Gun” (1986), that grossed over $356 million worldwide. “Top Gun 2″ will explore the end of the fighter jet pilot era and rise of the drone aircraft.

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