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They came via hyperdrive and warp speed, and even by New Jersey Transit, these devotees of Stars both Trek and Wars to mix with the high-rolling, arts-underwriting swells at a benefit performance for the Montclair Film Festival. But mostly, these disciples of sci-fi's top-shelf franchises made a pilgrimage to the Garden State to watch Stephen Colbert host a two-hour "celebrity nerd-off" with director J.J. Abrams, just three-and-a-half weeks before the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you listened closely on Saturday night, you could hear a million-ish »
[[tmz:video id="0_ac5zgni9"]] The ass-handing Holly Holm gave Ronda Rousey will Not crush her budding acting career ... not in the eyes of mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer, anyway. We got Bruckheimer on his way out of Craig's, and while Ronda has 2 films set for 2016 -- we wondered if the loss might signal the beginning of the end for her in Hollywood. Of course, Bruckheimer -- Mr. "Top Gun," "Beverly Hills Cop," and "Pirates of the Caribbean" -- has a lot »
- TMZ Staff
A sequel to "Top Gun" has been in the works for years, but it looks like it's starting to fill out its cast, with Val Kilmer returning as Iceman. And, in a shocking twist, Francis Ford Coppola will direct and Gene Hackman will come out of retirement to star! Or not. Mostly not. Kilmer got "Top Gun" fans (at least, the ones who are okay with a sequel being made) very excited yesterday when he announced on Facebook that he "just got offered #topgun2," and said yes without even reading a script. And then he wrote this: "'It's starring Gene Hackman...' 'Yes' 'The director is Francis Coppola...' 'Yes!' Jerry Bruckheimer and Tom Cruise!!! 'Yes.'" After several hours of confusion as to how Hackman and Coppola got involved with the project (and possibly after Kilmer got an earful from his agent), he edited the post to say »
- Sara Morrison
Top Gun turns thirty next year, but the film is on our minds again as discussion about a possible sequel is back in the news. Val Kilmer’s recent Facebook announcement is the main reason for that, but regardless of how much weight his claim holds it was enough to make Top Gun a contender for this week’s Commentary Commentary. The track is one of those with multiple people recorded in different places and at different times and then edited together, but the variety of talent featured makes for a commentary that covers more than the usual bases. Keep reading to see what I heard on the Top Gun commentary. Top Gun (1986) Commentators: Tony Scott (director), Jerry Bruckheimer (producer), Jack Epps Jr. (co-writer), technical advisors Mike Galpin, Pete Pettigrew, Mike McCabe 1. It took several meetings with the producers before Tony Scott had a clear idea of how he could make the film. “I »
- Rob Hunter
Iceman may not play dangerously, but Val Kilmer does. He's just confirmed on Facebook he'll be returning for the long-promised Top Gun sequel, in spite of not reading the script first. What if it's not good? Oh wait, it's Top Gun 2, so it doesn't matter if it's good or bad. It's going to be huge either way. Presently, it's too soon to tell on our end, too, but we're also looking forward to it. Here's what we do know so far: Val Kilmer is indeed coming back In his Facebook post, Kilmer wrote: "I just got offered Top Gun 2 - not often you get to say 'yes' without reading the script ... Jerry Bruckheimer and Tom Cruise!!! 'Yes.' We will all miss Tony Scott, one of the kindest gentlemen I've ever met in the...
- Christopher Campbell
Kilmer, who played Lt. Tom “Iceman” Kazanski opposite Tom Cruise in the original, made the announcement on his Facebook page. “I just got offered #topgun2 — not often you get to say ‘yes’ without reading the script…”
A few hours after posting, Kilmer updated his Facebook post and said he had been premature in making the announcement: “This is a long way off so calm down. This has been talked about for a long long time and being offered a role is very different from doing a role. I jumped the gun with my post. I jumped the topgun… An innocent mistake. It was just such a wonderful phone call with my agent…”
See More: ‘Top Gun 2’ to Feature Maverick, Drone Warfare
- Dave McNary
Tom Cruise won’t be the only 80s action star donning the overalls of the titular Naval Fighter Weapons School once more, now that Val Kilmer has announced that he’ll be reprising his role as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky for Top Gun 2, providing a healthy bout of airborne competition for Maverick once more.
Confirming the news via Facebook, Kilmer initially caused some confusion by referencing Gene Hackman and director Francis Ford Coppola, leading many to infer that the two talents would somehow be involved in Top Gun 2. Alas, that’s not the case, and Kilmer quickly set the record straight.
I just got offered #topgun2 – not often you get to say “yes” without reading the script…”It’s starring Gene…
Posted by Val Kilmer on Monday, November 16, 2015
Beyond the misunderstanding, we know that Cruise and Jerry Bruckheimer are a lock for the long-in-devleopment sequel, and the latter hinted »
- Michael Briers
Iceman is back! It's pretty much official, even though they haven't signed all the contracts yet. Actor Val Kilmer, now 55 years old, has announced via his own Facebook page that he is returning for the sequel Top Gun 2 which has been in the works for a few years. After the tragic death of director Tony Scott, the project was put on hold temporarily until they could figure out another plan. Now it seems to be revving up again and the project is moving forward, with Tom Cruise and Jerry Bruckheimer still attached. Kilmer, who played pilot Lt. Tom "Iceman" Kazanski in the original, will be back and he hasn't even read the script (yet). Here's the full quote and Top Gun 2 reveal posted by Val Kilmer on his Facebook (found via ComingSoon): I just got offered #topgun2 - not often you get to say "yes" without reading the script. »
- Alex Billington
The project has been gestating for years and hit a stumbling block a few years ago when director Tony Scott tragically passed away. The project now has new life again in the wake of a deal between producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Paramount Pictures, with Justin Marks having been hired to write the script.
The story is still supposed to deal pilots struggling to remain relevant in a world when wars can be fought by drones. Cruise has long been linked (but not officially attached), with Kilmer seemingly the next actor to hop onboard. Kilmer made the announcement through his Facebook page, saying he was offered the film and quickly accepted:
- Garth Franklin
Top Gun 2 is one of those long-gestating sequels that we often hear about, but never see. Well, it looks like things are closer to happening this morning, as one of the original 1986 Top Gun cast members has confirmed their return. Val Kilmer, who played the villainous, yet ultimately heroic Iceman, jumped on his personal Facebook page to share the information. He states the following.
"I just got offered #topgun2 - not often you get to say "yes" without reading the script..."It's starring Gene Hackman..." "Yes" "The director is Francis Coppola..." "Yes!" Jerry Bruckheimer and Tom Cruise!!! "Yes." We will all miss Tony Scott one of the kindest gentlemen I've ever met in the film biz, but let's fire up some fighter jets again!!!"
There have been rumors for years that a Top Gun 2 has been in perpetual development. We know there have been strong story ideas. We know Tom Cruise and Jerry Bruckheimer are interested in making the movie if all the pieces come together. Now we.ve received confirmation that the script for the movie is making the rounds. Val Kilmer says he.s on board, but it.s the other people he says are involved that really got our attention. Update: Val Klimer has returned to social media to explain that Gene Hackman and Francis Coppola are examples of things people say "yes" to, but they are not involved in Gun 2. Damn. From Earlier: In a post to Facebook, Kilmer says he didn.t even bother to read the script before accepting it, because it.s Top Gun and it sounds like he.s just as excited as fans are »
For the past couple of years, we’ve been hearing lots about development on Top Gun 2, the planned follow-up to the late director Tony Scott’s 1986 blockbuster, and now it seems the project is finally starting to come together.
According to Val Kilmer on Facebook, he’s been offered a role in the film – presumably returning as Iceman – and has accepted, stating that it’s “not often you get to say yes without reading the script.”
See Also: Top Gun 2 plot details revealed
Tom Cruise has previously stated that he’s open for a return as Maverick, on the condition that practical effects are used for the jet sequences, as opposed to CGI.
Jerry Bruckheimer is set to produce Top Gun 2 alongside David Ellison, while Justin Marks (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, The Jungle Book) is the latest writer to take a crack at the script. »
- Gary Collinson
Val Kilmer was famously the Ice Man in the original 1986 Tony Scott movie Top Gun, and now via his official Facebook page, the actor has revealed that he will reprise the role in the sequel opposite Tom Cruise.
Indeed, let’s fire up some fighter jets again!!!
Top Gun 2‘s script is written by Christopher McQuarrie, Peter Craig, Ashley Miller, and Zack Stentz with the movie once again seeing Tom Cruise in the role that pretty much made his name as the poster boy of the 1980s, Maverick.
Now, let’s be clear, despite some reports saying that Top Gun 2 will be directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and star Gene Hackman, this obviously isn’t the case. Kilmer is just stating on which occasions you say ‘yes’ without reading a script.
Jerry Bruckheimer will produce though, and it »
- Paul Heath
Rumblings of Top Gun 2 have continued all year, with Tom Cruise and producer Jerry Bruckheimer both suggesting they're on board the project. But it seems that the wheels are now in motion, at least according to Val Kilmer.
Posting on his Facebook page, Kilmer has revealed that he's just been offered Top Gun 2 - presumably to reprise the role of Iceman - and that he's said yes.
Here's his post...
I just got offered #topgun2 - not often you get to say "yes" without reading the script..."It's starring Gene...
Posted by Val Kilmer on Monday, November 16, 2015
We still don't know quite when to expect Top Gun 2, but there's clearly progress...
The first photo has been released from Showtime's nine-episode third season of its supernatural drama series "Penny Dreadful". Production on the new season is underway with Patti LuPone set to become a regular as an American therapist named Dr. Seward (pictured with Eva Green's Vanessa Ives). LuPone guest starred last year in a different role. [Source: Variety]
FX Networks has set its midseason premiere dates for various new series starting with the Zach Galifianakis-led comedy "Baskets" on January 21st followed by "American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson" which will debut on February 2nd.
- Garth Franklin
Now that she’s portrayed Frozen‘s Elsa and a futuristic FBI agent, Georgina Haig next will play… a regular person.
The Fringe actress is set to recur on Limitless as Piper, a formerly naive and sheltered woman who lost everything, according to io9. Now self-trained in many forms of combat, she embarks on a mission to stop the man who ruined her life — but will Jake McDorman’s Brian be her ally or enemy?
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The award will be presented to Heyman at the PGA’s awards ceremony on Jan. 23 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
Heyman produced all eight Harry Potter films and won the PGA’s Daryl F. Zanuck Award for “Gravity” in a tie vote with “12 Years a Slave.” He also produced “Paddington” and “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.”
“With Harry Potter, David Heyman set the standard for contemporary franchise filmmaking, demonstrating an unerring ability to translate a cherished literary universe to the screen, with all of its depth, humor and heart intact,” PGA Awards Co-Chairs Michael DeLuca and Jennifer Todd said. “He has embraced innovation, taking the technical production challenges of ‘Gravity’ as a mandate to imagine and execute wholly new ways of shooting film. »
- Dave McNary
MTV has renewed dating show “Are You the One” for a fourth season, and Chris Evans’ 2013 flick “Snowpiercer” is being developed as a series. Also in today’s television news roundup, Spike TV has pulled the plug on Jerry Bruckheimer’s “Harvest,” which the Viacom cabler had previously ordered to series . . .
MTV has renewed “Are You the One” for Season 4, the network announced Wednesday. The series hails from Lighthearted Entertainment, and is exec produced by Rob Laplante, Jeff Spangler and Scott Jeffress.
The pickup comes one week ahead of the Nov. 18 Season 3 finale, and as the match-making dating series is coming off its highest-rated episode of the current season, hitting a 1.42 in the 12-34 demo, according to Nielsen’s “live plus-3” delayed viewing.
“‘Are You the One’ is an irresistibly juicy and fun exploration of the thin line between love, infatuation and social experiment, and we’re thrilled to »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Harvest, Spike TV's 10-episode straight-to-series drama produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, is not going forward at the cable network. The project, which would've marked Spike's first scripted drama series in nine years, had been tapped to premiere in 2016. The reversal follows an impasse between Spike TV and producers Warner Horizon TV and Jerry Bruckheimer TV. I hear the network would not agree to showrunner and acting talent choices suggested by the producers, leading to an… »
Jerry Bruckheimer‘s “Harvest” isn’t going to bear any fruit at Spike. The now-dead show was set to be the Viacom cable channel’s first scripted drama in nearly a decade, but it couldn’t nail down a lead actor. That’s not for lack of trying, of course. A person with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap that a number of high offers had been put out to Hollywood A-list talent, but no one bit. The cable channel had wanted to land a big fish to make a sizable splash with its high-profile project. Spike also wanted a well-known showrunner, »
- Tony Maglio
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