If Tom Cruise can’t prove that fighter pilots still matter, no one can.
Cruise originally faced off against Val Kilmer in the first “Top Gun,” but now he will be up against something even more robotic.
According to producer Jerry Bruckheimer, the forthcoming “Top Gun” sequel will pit Cruise against drones. (Yes, there’s going to be another “Top Gun.”)
“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,” Bruckheimer told HuffPost Live. “It’s just getting to the starting place. Fortunately for Tom, he’s very busy, so you have to find a slot he can fit into and get a budget that Paramount feels they can make the picture.”
“We’ve been trying to get that movie made for 30 years, and I think we’re getting closer and closer,” Bruckheimer said. The original film’s director, Tony Scott, was working to get the sequel off the ground when he died in 2012.
Bruckheimer said that the movie is definitely happening even though it’s had some setbacks.