While promoting his book, Jerry Bruckheimer: When Lightning Strikes, Four Decades of Filmmaking, the mega producer reveals some information about Top Gun 2. First of all, the movie is still in the process of moving forward.
"We've been trying to get that movie made for 30 years, and I think we're getting closer and closer."
Don [Simpson] and I tried to develop something, we didn't succeed. [Tom] Cruise took over, and he tried to develop something, and he didn't succeed. Now we're back at it."
The first movie was released 28 years ago, and a lot has changed since then. The sequel will obviously reflect what is going on in today's Modern Warfare. The producer goes on to explain the basic plot of the film saying,
"The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones. Cruise is going to show them that they're not obsolete. They're here to stay."
So I imagine we're going to see a film that pits man against machine. It will be awesome to see Maverick step back into the cockpit of a jet to take down some drones to prove the worth of a real pilot. Tom Cruise is expected to reprise his role.
"It's just getting to the starting place. Fortunately for Tom, he's very busy, so you have to find a slot he can fit into and get a budget that Paramount feels they can make the picture."
They still have yet to attach a new director to the project since Tony Scott passed away in 2012. It sounds like Bruckheimer and Cruise want this movie to get off the ground though.