Top Gun 2 Locks Onto New Writer

Screenwriter Justin Marks is the latest writer to take a shot at Paramount's long-in-the-works sequel Top Gun 2.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Justin Marks (Disney's upcoming live-action The Jungle Book) is in negotiations to rewrite the sequel to the 1986 sky combat blockbuster Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis.

Previously Peter Craig (The Town), Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) and 'X-Men: First Class' scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz tackled the project.

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Earlier this year, super producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed that Top Gun 2 will reflect today's changing world of warfare. "The concept is, basically, the pilots are obsolete because of drones. Cruise is going to show them that they're not obsolete. They're here to stay," Bruckheimer told The Huffington Post.

Bruckheimer signed a first-look deal with Paramount Pictures to produce the sequel, which is being developed by Skydance Productions with Tom Cruise set to reprise his role as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell. Bruckheimer along with the late Don Simpson produced 'Top Gun', which grossed over $356 million worldwide.

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