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Jerry Bruckheimer Teases Plot Of 'Top Gun 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2014 3:27 PM
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In development for years and years, and seemingly stalled after the sad passing of Tony Scott in 2012, late last year Paramount revealed "Top Gun 2" was back on at the studio. There's been little in the way of other details about the movie; the only thing we know was that a couple years back, "The Town" scribe Peter Craig was hired to draft a script. But at the very least, it seems like a basic storyline or idea has been figured out, and Jerry Bruckheimer has sorta spilled the beans.

'Beverly Hills Cop' Reboot With Brett Ratner And Eddie Murphy & 'Top Gun 2' Back On At Paramount

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2013 3:14 PM
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In 1984, the movie gods gave audiences (among lots of other things): "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Terminator." Both became massive franchises, and both sorta fizzled out. But since no property in Hollywood is ever truly buried, both are being revived. Earlier today word arrived that "Terminator"—in addition to being rebooted into a new trilogy—is now becoming a TV series too, and it looks like Axel Foley will get one more day on the beat as well.

Val Kilmer's Idea For A 'Heat' Sequel Involves Marrying Natalie Portman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2013 10:58 AM
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Since sequels seem to be winning the good fight over original ideas in Hollywood these days -- please see the recent news that "Grown Ups 2" is tracking better than "Pacific Rim" -- why not toss around ideas for a followup to Michael Mann's crime epic "Heat"? And indeed, Val Kilmer, who starred in the film as one of Robert De Niro's criminal crew, has been giving the matter some thought and has idea that he thinks would work.

Exclusive: Jerry Bruckheimer Talks Status Of 'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5' & 'Top Gun 2'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • June 21, 2013 12:25 PM
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Pirates Of The Caribbean 4, Jerry Bruckheimer, Johnny Depp
Earlier this week we were out in New Mexico with the cast and crew of next month's "The Lone Ranger," a movie that reunites the cast and crew of the original three "Pirates of the Caribbean" films – director Gore Verbinski, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, and star Johnny Depp (this time trading his matted, beady dreadlocks in for a long, feathery mane to play the mystical Tonto). We got to sit down with super-producer Bruckheimer to talk about the making of "The Lone Ranger," and while you'll have to wait a little while for that, we wanted to bring you his updates on sequels to two of his most beloved properties – "Pirates of the Caribbean" (of course) and "Top Gun."

'Top Gun 2' Falls Apart, Paramount Eyes February Release For 'Top Gun 3D'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 7, 2012 9:00 AM
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After years of talk, this spring it seemed like "Top Gun 2" was moving full steam ahead. "The Town" writer Peter Craig was brought on to write the script, and not long after Paramount honcho Adam Goodman said "Top Gun 2" would happen before "Mission: Impossible 5." In August, director Tony Scott and star Tom Cruise started location scouting, but then on August 20th, the helmer shocked and saddened the film community by taking his own life. So what happens with the franchise now?

Paramount Honcho Says 'Top Gun 2' Will Come Before 'Mission: Impossible 5'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2012 1:53 PM
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It's not exactly shocking that once "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" stormed out of the gate at the box office last winter, confirming that Tom Cruise had his box office mojo back and was in full form, that Paramount wanted to stay in business with the actor. It wasn't long before word came out that the studio was already contemplating not only another adventure for Ethan Hunt, but one for Maverick as well in the shape of the long-developing "Top Gun 2." But considering 'Ghost Protocol' is the best entry in the series so far, both critically and commerically, we figured that would be the one to go first. Not so fast.

'The Town' Writer Peter Craig To Pen 'Top Gun 2'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • March 1, 2012 1:52 PM
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Perhaps it’s due to the financial success of the pro-military film “Act of Valor” or that after “Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol” megastar Tom Cruise has shed his years-long negative public image to become a top box office draw all over again, but something has gotten the wheels turning over at Paramount for “Top Gun 2." News on the sequel to the 1986 hit has been few and far apart, with original helmer Tony Scott confirmed to return back in October of 2010, followed by a flurry of news about a 3D revamp of the original and word of Cruise's desire for the sequel to stay true to the tone of the first movie. Then this past October word came that “X-Men: First Class” writing duo Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz were going to pen the script, but what interested us about that news was that it had no mention of previous writing work done by Cruise’s go-to screenwriter for hire Christopher McQuarie. And now another writer looks to be riding into the danger zone.

Early Box Office Success Of 'Ghost Protocol' Spurs Talk Of 'Mission: Impossible 5' & 'Top Gun 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2011 2:40 PM
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With "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" only going into wide release this Wednesday after kicking things off with an IMAX only bow on December 16th, it seems Paramount and Skydance Productions (one of the major financial backers of the film) are very happy with what they are seeing at the box office right now for the movie. The film is looking poised to take the holiday box office in North America and overseas, it's also doing gangbusters business. In Australia, the film powered its way to the top of the charts and in India, the film is already hauling in four times the earnings of "Mission: Impossible 3" (though that is likely also helped by the appearance of Anil Kapoor). All told, at the end of Christmas Day, 'Ghost' is looking to take between $120-130 million. Not bad.

Tom Cruise Wants ‘Top Gun 2’ To Be Exactly Like 'Top Gun'

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • December 8, 2011 9:00 AM
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When a filmmaker or actor wants to revisit a franchise many years later, it’s usually done for what is (at least to them) a good reason: Bruce Willis appeared in “Live Free or Die Hard” for the money, “The Godfather Part III” was a thinly veiled attempt to get Sofia Coppola to move out of the house, and before the dawn of the 21st century, George Lucas never had the means to turn Yoda into the cracked out Pokémon he was always intended to be.

'X-Men: First Class' Writers Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz Hired To Pen 'Top Gun 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 14, 2011 8:38 AM
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Well, this is an interesting development. Long talked about, though seeming more like a pipe dream than an actual thing, there is now real, actual movement on "Top Gun 2." Strap in folks.

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