Tony Scott has spoken to hitfix about his enthusiasm for a sequel to his 1986 hit ‘Top Gun’. Currently promoting his new film ‘Unstoppable’ which stars long time collaborator Denzel Washington as well as Star Trek’s Chris Pine, Scott seemed fascinated with how the world of fighter pilots has changed in the last 25 years since his previous film was released.
Referring to increased use of unmanned aircraft Scott commented “Top Gun 2 will partially examine the end of the era of fighter pilots.” Following on he said “This world fascinated me, because it’s so different from what it was originally,” “But, I don’t want to do a remake. I want to do a reinvention. I want to do a new movie.”
It sounds like Scott is definitely keen to revisit the Top Gun world but with a new vision in the context of air combat that is more prolific in the current era.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is also currently attached to the film, however there’s been no mention of the possibility of Tom Cruise having a role either as a cameo or otherwise.
With Scott attached to ‘Emma’s War’ currently in production as well as his involvement with ‘Potsdamer Platz’ it looks like Scott’s involvement in a new Top Gun film will be a year or so away at least.
Without too many details floating around it’s hard to know if it’s anything worth being excited about or not, but Tony Scott’s involvement in a film is usually something worth taking notice of at least.