Sequels The World Doesn’t Need Dept: Someone’s Writing A “Top Gun” Sequel.

From TotalFilm comes the news that Peter Craig (“The Town“) has been hired by Paramount to pen a sequel to the 1986 military recruiting flick starring Tom Cruise, Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer and Kelly McGillis.

Here’s the nut graf:

“As yet, there has been no official confirmation that Tom Cruise will return, although it is widely anticipated that the star will make an appearance in some capacity, with original helmer Tony Scott also keen to resume directorial duties.

Cruise has previously expressed an interest in reprising his role as Maverick, with producer Jerry Bruckheimer also thought to be amenable to the idea.

“I hope we can figure this out to go do it again,” said Cruise. “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. We’re working on it”

Read the full story here.

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