A sequel to 'Top Gun' has been touted for nearly 30 years, while work has recently commenced on getting the project made.
This progress was halted in August 2012 by the death of 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott, leading to speculation that the movie might be scrapped entirely, reported Digital Spy. 'Top Gun' producer Bruckheimer recently confirmed that work had resumed on the sequel.
"We're at a point right now where everybody wants to make it. For a while it was Tom was excited about it but the studio didn't want to commit or the studio was excited and Tom didn't want to do it. And that's been going on for 30 years. And now we're at a point where the studio is excited and Tom is excited," Bruckheimer said.
"A lot of that has to do with Tony Scott's vision. He had a really exciting vision and he got everybody excited about it. That enthusiasm has carried forward," he added. Bruckheimer also confirmed that 'Jack Reacher' scribe Christopher McQuarrie is no longer working on the screenplay, as he is now focusing on 'Mission: Impossible 5'.
The original 'Top Gun' made more than USD 356 million at the worldwide box office in 1986 and cemented Cruise as one of Hollywood's biggest stars.