For just over a year now, there’s been persistent talk of a “Top Gun” sequel, with both original director Tony Scott and producer Jerry Bruckheimer approached about the project back in October 2010. But now, with this year’s possible re-release of the original film in 3D and newly enlisted screenwriter Peter Craig, we’re getting closer to the danger zone than ever.
Craig is best known for writing the Ben Affleck, Jeremy Renner and Jon Hamm starring “The Town.” While there was some critical division on the merits of the 2010 film, it did bangarang business for Warner Bros. worldwide, making Craig a hot commodity. His stock is also aided in the eyes of producer Bruckheimer, as he worked on a rewrite of Bruckheimer Films’ “Horse Soldiers,” an adaptation of a nonfiction book about American soldiers fighting the Taliban from, you guessed it, horseback.
While the star of the original 1986 “Top Gun,” Tom Cruise, has yet be made an official part of this new version, The Hollywood Reporter notes that the actor has indeed expressed interest in reprising one of his most iconic roles. There is, as of yet, no word regarding the involvement of Val Kilmer, Kenny Loggins or beach volleyball.