Maverick Returns to Big Screen? Tom Cruise Says Movie in the Works

By Enjoli Francis

Dec 9, 2011 11:51am
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Hey, fans of “Top Gun,” ahem, or just Maverick, a sequel may be in the future.

According to MTV, Tom Cruise is “working” on a follow-up to the 1986 hit flick. During an event in Dubai, he told MTV that “Top Gun’s” director- producer duo Tony Scott and Jerry Bruckheimer were also involved in the project. He said that Christopher McQuarrie, said to be hired to write the script, was likely out because of another project.

“I said to Tony I want to make another movie with him. He and I haven’t made a film since ‘Days of Thunder,’” Cruise told MTV. “Tony and I and Jerry, we never thought that we would do it again. Then they started to come to us with these ideas of where it is now. ”

In the first movie, Cruise played a young pilot named Maverick who is sent to Top Gun Naval Flying School and falls for a teacher. The film also starred Kelly McGillis and Val Kilmer and was nominated for four Oscars.

According to imdb.com, the movie grossed $344 million worldwide.

Last year, it was reported that Paramount had extended offers to Scott and Bruckheimer for a sequel and that Cruise had agreed to return in a small role. Then news of the sequel died down.

To commemorate the film’s 25th anniversary this year, Paramount released “Top Gun” on Blu-Ray and it was shown at AMC Theaters.

“I hope we can figure this out to go do it again,” Cruise told MTV. “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.’”

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