July 22, 2008 02:49:07 GMT
Recent buzz in the movie biz suggests that the classic aviator movie 'Top Gun' will be getting its sequel with the script has been written and its former star is in talks to reprise his role.
It seems that the moderate success gained by Rocky, Rambo and Indiana Jones through "Rocky Balboa", "Rambo V" and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" respectively has inspired another '80s classic to be brought back to the big screen. Words are movie bosses are keen to do a follow up to the Academy Award recipient for the best music category.
Giving a boost to the rumor, The Sun noted that twenty two years after the drama movie about jet fighter pilot was being released, "Top Gun 2" has gotten its script outline. Now, what the movie bosses need to do is to bring back its star Tom Cruise to reprise the role of Lt. Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell and allegedly, that is exactly what they are doing for the moment.
On the sequel story itself, it is said that this time around, the position will be swapped. Maverick who in the original film wooed his instructor, Charlotte "Charlie" Blackwood, will be dealing with a female pilot he is training at the Top Gun school. "The idea is Maverick is at the Top Gun school as an instructor - and this time it is he who has to deal with a cocky new female pilot," explained an insider about the plot.
Released on May 16, 1986, "Top Gun" stars Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Anthony Edwards, Val Kilmer and Tom Skerritt. It gained box office success by pulling in $8.2 million on its first weekend and continued to eventually collect $176.8 million domestically and $353.8 million worldwide. The movie also won prestigious awards, including Academy Award and Golden Globe for its original song, "Take My Breath Away".
UPDATE 07/24/08: Apparently, the report speculating on Cruise reprising his Maverick role is a false one. According to Access Hollywood, spokesperson for Paramount has rejected the idea stating that there was "no way" that the "Lions for Lambs" star would resume the character that boosted his popularity back in the 80s. The denial was also strengthened by Cruise's rep.