Cruise says working on storyline for "Top Gun" sequel
Dec 10, 2011 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Dec 10, 2011 12:00 am
Will Maverick fly again?
If Tom Cruise gets his way, the cocky flyboy will soar once more. Cruise has confimred he's juiced up for a follow-up to his 1986 smash hit "Top Gun."
"We're working on it," Cruise told MTV News. "I hope we can figure this out to do it again," he added.
Cruise said that he has been talking to director Tony Scott about the project, and they're trying to hammer out a storyline. The remarks came as Cruise was at the Dubai film festival premiere of "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol." In addition to gobbling up millions of dollars at the box office, the movie was nominated for four Oscars, winning a Best Original Song statue for "Take My Breath Away."
A spokesperson for Paramount, which produced the first "Top Gun," did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Cruise said he'd be interested in reprising his most iconic role, "If we can find a story that we all want to do, we all want to make a film that is in the same kind of tone as the other one and shoot it in the same way as we shot 'Top Gun.' "
That would probably mean lots of gauzy camera work, a killer '80s soundtrack, and a dollop of Reagan-era chutzpah.