Jerry Bruckheimer went on Twitter to tout a meeting with his Top Gun star Tom Cruise about the long-in-the-works sequel to the iconic 1986 action movie directed by Tony Scott. Bruckheimer flew down to New Orleans to meet with Cruise and talk about a possible plot line, we’re told. Cruise is in Louisiana right now filming Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.
The pair have said for years they have wanted to do a sequel and have been dancing around the idea for about three decades. A source with knowledge of the goings-on said today that “it’s closer now to becoming real than it’s been in 30 years.” In 2013, Bruckheimer said that Scott’s suicide put a damper on moving forward, but that the studio (Paramount) was still high on the possibility.
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Top Gun, of course, helped launch Cruise into the Hollywood stratosphere and further established Bruckheimer and his then-producing partner (the late) Don Simpson as moviedom’s biggest tentpole producers of their time.
David Ellison was talking up a sequel on the junket tours last year for Skydance’s Terminator: Genisys, and in November Cruise’s co-star Val Kilmer said he was offered a role.
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