MOVIE Top Gun 2 could be feeling the need for geeks rather than speed.
Tony Scott — who directed the original Tom Cruise classic — says that while he is excited at the prospect of a Top Gun sequel he is also aware of a very different type of flyboy that has taken over from the likes of Maverick and Ice Man.
“I’m going to do my homework,” says Tony of the possibility of Top Gun 2.
“I’m going down to Fallon, Nevada, down near New Mexico and it’s a whole different world now. These computer geeks — these kids play war games in a trailer in Fallon, Nevada and if we ever went to war or were in the Middle East or the Far East or wherever it is, these guys can actually fly drones. They are unmanned aircraft. They operate them and then they party all night.
“This world fascinates me, because it’s so different from what it was originally. I don’t want to do a remake. I don’t want to do a reinvention. I want to do a new movie.”
Reports earlier this month claimed aviation nut and Oracle Corporation heir David Ellison is keen to fund the project and has even approached Christopher McQuarrie to pen Top Gun 2.
“Tom is a good friend of Chris’s and he’s very interested in the project,” said a movie insider.
“A Top Gun sequel has been talked about for a long time now but this is the closest it’s got to production. It will be a reboot rather than a remake and Tom will have a significant role alongside a younger and new lead star.”[imagebrowser id=637]
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