TOP GUN 2 — IT’S CONFIRMED — BY DIRECTOR TONY SCOTT!!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tony ScottMOVIE 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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  • Rick Conlin

    Well, for starters TOP GUN is a Naval flight school…so not quite sure how hanging around an Air Force base is going to give him insight on today’s Naval Aviators….but good luck with that.

    • snipe

      Top Gun school is in Fallon.

    • Racefan

      the Air Force operates a similar program at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. The one in Fallon is the Naval Strike & Air Warfare Center. The TOPGUN program was integrated into the US Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Program in 1996 and the instructors fly the F/A-18 A/B/C Hornet and the F-16 A/B.

      • KrissyinLA

        Ignorant much?

      • KrissyinLA

        That was meant to be in reply to the “gay comment” sorry hit the wrong reply :)

    • the one

      no top gun school is in MCAS Miramar San Diego California

    • the one

      top gun school is in mcas miramar cali

  • mike

    I wonder if this one will be about gay pilots, too?

  • John

    Not sure why anyone would want to watch guys playing video games from a trailer, but yeah, it is a whole new world. Dull, but different.

    • Dan

      To clarify some things the pilots and WSO’s of today are in fact more academic then those of years past BUT we are not flying drones. Especially not a Fallon, which is not really close to New Mexico by the way. The planes and systems are far more complex then they were when the F-14A was being flown during the original movie.

      This is why ALL Naval Aviators HATE TOP Gun and its groupies. It is not even close to a real portrayal of our culture. The original movie gave the image of a reckless fly boy and now we are computer geeks.

      I hope the movie flops. Talk about disrespectful comments toward those that serve. I hope you sleep well under the blanket of security we provide!!!

      • Jonny

        I was agreeing with you right up to the last paragraph. Hoping the movie flops, and being disrespectful about disrespectful comments. Sure, they are wrong to say such things about people who do serve, and I admire those that do. However, being disrespectful to the very people you’re sworn to protect makes you no better than the ones making the disrespectful comments in the first place. Go watch “A Few Good Men” again, and see if you can get your head close enough to the screen that you can suck Jack Nicholson’s dick. You’re already beatin off to his character, might as well give him some love.

  • John

    Not sure why anyone would want to watch guys playing video games from a trailer, but yeah, it is a whole new world. Dull, but different.

  • Dan

    Sounds freakin gay already…i want to see fighter jets, not fighter pc geeks. i hope he rethinks this one out. I know F-14′s arent in service no more, but u still have kickass F-18′s out there.

    • Phil

      What the hell are you even talking about? Halo? Why would you want to make Top Gun in 2550? The original was really an ’80s guilty pleasure flick. Also, learn to spell and use at least a little bit of punctuation.

  • james braselton

    hi there saw the first topgun i wiched they stayed with the original having geeks in there this is not a geek movie if they wanted geek movie have a movie about apple or nintendo or google not topgun i hope maverick dose his flyby the tower over 400 knots and why not make topgun in the future say like 2550 with halo rings

    • Jen

      Yeah thought that was funny too! Last time I checked it is not anywhere close to New Mexico.

  • Raymond

    Since when is Fallon, Nevada “down near New Mexico?” It’s closer to Sacramento, California then it is to the “Land of Enchantment!”

  • http://yahoo dhsmark

    Well, Let’s See….Most missions today ARE done by UAS Drone’s but, there are still a lot of modern aircraft out there that could be use in this movie to give it some KICK. The F-22 Raptor, F/A 18 super hornet,Etc…. These mixed in with differnt UAS pilots could be an new twist on a classic favorite.

  • tony

    Ok… WTF? My dad was stationed at the base in Fallon (which is navy not airforce people) and they DEFINITELY still flew f18s and stuff. the traditional fighter pilot is not dead, this old man is on crack

  • CMU

    If it is going to be a a “new movie”, why not call it by a “new” title. No sense is ruining the Top Gun name.

  • William

    Love the ideal.It is about time to make another good movie.Just hope that Tom will be in it and that he might be the instructor this time.This would be a good role.Since the military ethics has changed since then.

  • http://yahoo.com tricia johnson

    please don’t over CG the movie. use real aircraft as much as possible for the love of aviation!

  • http://yahoo.com dena reece

    tom your the best,lets try another great movie i hope is better than top gun.

  • http://youtube.com JPW

    If you want a good episode of TopGun watch Speed and Angels, Awsome Documentary as well as One Six Right.

  • Jay

    Let it alone…….it’s too late to do anything with a sequel. Really, what can you do with old Tom Cruise anyhow??AND I surely don’t want to see a old fat Val Kilmer again!!

    • eagles125

      Tom Cruise will be a flight instructor and Val Kilmer will be his assistant.

  • http://com yoona

    u SUCK

  • Mitch Bolton

    The whole drone angle is good for getting press and causing a stir. While the fighter pilot culture has changed in recent years this should present no problem as Scott fabricated those cheese ball characters to begin with. Ask a naval aviator how realistic they think Mav and Goose are. While dog fights seemed to be fading into history, I wouldn’t bet a penny that the world has seem the last of them. Drones, the headline military aviation of today, are performing missions that can be done remotely. There are missions that must be done by pilots in the cockpit and I doubt that will ever change, or if so, it will be a long time. If you do get a chance to talk to a fighter pilot ask them what would it take to perform a Close Air Support mission over a dense, mountainous and hot jungle with frendlies in close contact from a drone. The infrared sensors and such would be useless. The drone pilot would have to be presented with an image that was at least as good as the human eye seeing it for real, and a lot better than any HD TV that exist today. Alas I digress. Make your movie Mr. Scott. This time though, really educate your self about that world and use your story telling skills to bring something realistic to the screen. Please.

  • Mitch

    Computor problems. My post should have read as fThe whole drone angle is good for getting press and causing a stir. While the fighter pilot culture has changed in recent years this should present no problem as Scott fabricated those cheese ball characters to begin with. Ask a naval aviator how realistic they think Mav and Goose are. While dog fights seem to be fading into history, I wouldn’t bet a penny that the world has seen the last of them. Drones, the headline military aviation of today, are performing missions that can be done remotely. There are missions that must be done by pilots in the cockpit and I doubt that will ever change, or if so, it will be a long time. Maybe you’re thinking, “Hey you’re wrong, technology is changing everything and military people are predicting the end of fighter pilots in the cockpit.” Air to air missiles were going to change everything too. No more dogfights. No need for a gun since we won’t get any closer to the bad guys than missile range. Then reality met theory and every US fighter plane designed since Vietnam has a gun and is a maneuverable dog fighter. If you do get a chance to talk to a fighter pilot ask them what would it take to perform a Close Air Support mission over a dense, mountainous and hot jungle with frendlies in close contact, from a drone. The infrared sensors and such would be useless. The drone pilot would have to be presented with an image that was at least as good as the human eye seeing it for real, and a lot better than any HD TV that exists today. Alas I digress. Make your movie Mr. Scott. This time though, please really educate yourself about that world and use your story telling skills to bring something realistic to the screen. It’s a fascinating world without any embellishment.

    • Mitch

      me like run-on sintences:

  • sirzekel

    All you “critics” out there don’t have half the talent that Tony Scott has. An idea has to start somewhere. Why don’t you hold the criticism until you actually see what the movie will be about. Also, please learn to spell before you post your rambling comments. Punctuation is not a suggestion; it’s English! Nobody likes to read run-on sentences just because you think that your life is too important to waste time looking for the “period”.

  • JL

    The only Danger Zone is Oprah’s couch

  • Clay

    The movie should be about the “Nightstalkers”, the Army’s 160th Special Operations guys who are out getting the job done while jets just do cool tricks and look pretty. You can get Tom Cruise to be a branch transfer to the Army after the Berlin wall came down and the need for “dog-fighting” and flying around in circles came to an end. He can play a similar yet different role to what Tom Skerritt did in the original. Mr. Scottt, send me an email if you want some ideas about how it really is. You can call it Top Gun 2:”Full-Spectrum”. Hit me up Mr. Scott and let’s talk.

    • BrianS

      No thanks! We don’t need any attention brought to the Nighstalker mission. We already had a movie done, Blackhawk Down, and it was fairly accurate. Thanks for the support though!

      NSDQ!

      • Greg

        And it was done by RIDLEY Scott, Tony’s brother.

  • rosemary

    I’m sure Mr.Ellison will be pleased when he see’s his name in the movie but don’t you think you should get his name right! It’s Larry Ellison not David, now unless he has a brother you should say so!!!!!!!!!! R

    • rosemary

      Just kidding that’s his son!!!

  • capnkiddd

    What if Hollywood’s writers and directors would all just sit down together and come up with some NEW ideas for movie I am sooooooooo sick of all this ” we need to do a remake of a 20 year old movie ”
    How about y’all come up with something original for a change and leave all the movies of my teenage years ALONE

  • foxracer008

    stop bitchin its a movie just chill everyone my god

  • al mangatarem

    if it’s new, great. top gun was really good. a sequel would then be better?
    it better be.

    tom cruise is staking his reputation. director scott, too.

    but “top gun” is needed in the movie’s title to make it click. godfather and rocky had sequels and more.

    why not top gun, too?

  • Tom Cruise Luvr

    TOP GUN MOTIVATES THE HELL OUT OF ME

  • Claudio

    Generally speaking from history, number two releases are not better than number one releases, however I hope Christopher McQuarrie pens the new Top Gun II movie as a superb classic action movie leaving behind the scenes the ego selfish teens’ behavior competition.
    These days, we have a very good opportunity to make a real action movie based on the actual real war events that we have been living during the last 10/15 years. Afghanistan is an excellent argument for the new movie and will be up to Chris’s ideas to emotionally blend in in a very subtle and intelligent way the real events of the Naval Strike & Air Warfare Center of the US Navy by showing freedom of expression, religion, sex, etc. which we enjoy as a freedom legacy in western countries and combining these living flavors with the happiness, the drama and the war events in an intelligent well thought movie plot(There are thousands of proudly real events that can be taken to the screen) and of course being able to show off from the military point of view how POWERFUL and BEAUTIFUL is the US Navy.
    In regards to the music background, we can focus in some oldies themes such as “America” (Neil Diamond); “Painted Black” (Rolling Stones); Roy Orbison etc … and of course new musical themes specially elaborated for the new movie.

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