Tony Scott directing TOP GUN 2

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
October 25th, 2010

With the recent proclamation that a sequel to the classic ‘80s action film, TOP GUN, was indeed not only in the works, but would feature Tom Cruise in a small role, as well as the team of Jerry Bruckheimer and Tony Scott being offered the producing and directing gig respectively, we now have confirmation on some of that.

According to the Australian site What’s Playing (via The Playlist), Scott confirmed that he will indeed direct the hotly-anticipated sequel, and while there was no other comment on the film itself, one can only imagine that this addition will signal Cruise and Bruckheimer’s involvement, with the former being more than likely a tiny cameo spot.

Personally, having just gotten to see TOP GUN for the first time in years, I can say that it does truly play as both a tribute to its times, as well as a genuinely engrossing and charming action film, in what is one of Tony Scott’s least stylistic actioners. However, it will also be interesting to see how the tone of this sequel comes to be, along with both Cruise's and Scott’s careers being in vastly different places than they were when the first film hit.

As far as Scott goes, this joins a rather busy slate, including a take on Mark Millar’s Nemesis (a film he was born to make, in this writer’s opinion), the legal thriller THE ASSOCIATE and the two thrillers POTSDAMER PLATZ and HELL'S ANGELS, so when we see this, who knows. But apparently we will, so what do you think about that?

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