Back in October, two screenwriters -- Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz of 'X-Men: First Class' fame -- were hired to write the script. No word on whether Maverick (Cruise) would actually be in the movie ("we're working on it" could mean Cruise is just a producer), but Tom seems up for reprising his role.
For fans of the original 'Top Gun,' this news could either be awesome or absolutely horrifying. You can see Cruise in 'Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol' -- likely without a fighter jet -- when it opens in IMAX on Dec. 16; a nationwide rollout follows on Dec. 21.
I said to Tony [Scott, director of 'Top Gun'], I want to make another movie with him. He and I haven't made a film since 'Days of Thunder' ... Tony and I and Jerry [Bruckheimer], we never thought that we would do it again. Then they started to come to us with these ideas of where it is now. I thought, 'Wow, that would be ... what we could do now ... I hope we can figure this out to go do it again ... 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.'
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