A couple weeks ago, we reported that Top Gun 2 was in the works and that offers were out to director Tony Scott and producer Jerry Bruckheimer to return. Hitfix reports that Scott and Bruckheimer will return. Speaking to Hitfix, Scott says he partially wants to examine the end of the fighter pilot and turn his attention to the modern day air force:
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.”
Hit the jump for more on Top Gun 2. Scott’s new film, Unstoppable starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine, opens November 12th.
It’s unclear if Scott’s idea to focus on drone pilots jives with what screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie has planned for the series. There’s also the major question mark of whether or not there’s a part for Maverick in the sequel and whether or not Tom Cruise would reprise his role.
However, Scott tells Hitfix that Top Gun 2 won’t be his next movie, but possibly the one after. Scott is currently attached to Potsdamer Platz, Hell’s Angels, an adaptation of John Grisham’s The Associate, and an adaptation of Mark Millar’s Nemesis.