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October 25, 2010 - Top Gun 2 / Tony Scott on sequel

Scooped on Monday, October 25, 2010

"I don't want to do a remake.  I don't want to do a reinvention.  I want to do a new movie."

That's what Tony Scott told HitFix when asked what his ideas were for Top Gun 2. Scott was open and shared his thoughts on what he wants to see in a Top Gun sequel and why it's so far removed from the fighter pilots seen back in 1986.

"This world fascinated me, because it's so different from what it was originally," said the director. Scott wants his sequel to focus on the early 21st century's equivalent of hot shot pilot Maverick: computer jocks that fly unmanned drone aircraft in war zones. "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."

Scott hopes to have Tom Cruise do a cameo showing where his character Maverick wound up in such an altered landscape of air combat. The Top Gun sequel likely won't be Scott's next picture but probably will be the one after that.

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hmmm...2 hours of unmanned fighter drones?

unless the basic plot was that the Middle east bombed the crap out of the Fallon, NV geeks trailer while they were partying all night and then we had to go get the bad guys, that may work... but unmaned aircraft movie? after Top Gun? really Mr Scott? REALLY?

c'mon...no, REALLY? LOL!