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TNT is dabbling in drugs.
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Written by Masters Of Sex creator Michelle Ashford, the potential show is described as a serialized character drama set in a wild and unpredictable world. It is inspired by Billy Corben’s 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys, which chronicled the rise of the cocaine trade and the resulting crime epidemic that swept Miami in the 1970s and 1980s. »
Jerry Bruckheimer, Michael Bay and TNT are apparently big on cocaine these days. Or, at least, high on the idea of doing a show about cocaine. TNT has placed a pilot order for an offering currently being referred to as Untitled Cocaine Project, which Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay will executive produce. Also read: DC Comics’ ‘Titans’ Nears Pilot Order at TNT The project is described as a serialized character drama that brings the audience into the captivating, wild and unpredictable world of the Florida drug trade in the 1970s. Jonathan Littman (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”) and “Cocaine Cowboys” duo Billy Corben and Alfred. »
- Tim Kenneally
In what might be the most colorful official temporary title in recent memory, TNT has given a pilot order to “Untitled Cocaine Project.” Bonus: It’s from mega-producers Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer, along with Jonathan Littman, Billy Corben, and Alfred Spellman.
The pitch: “A serialized character drama that brings the audience into the captivating, wild and unpredictable world of the Florida drug trade in the 1970s.” The pilot was written by Michelle Ashford (Masters of Sex).
The project was originally set up at HBO and is based on Corben and Spellman’s 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys (which was also the »
- James Hibberd
Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay are investigating the drug trade business, as TNT has ordered an untitled serialized drama pilot about the cocaine business in 1970s Florida from their Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Bay Films shingles in association with Warner Horizon Television.
Michelle Ashford (“Masters of Sex”) wrote the script and is exec producing along with Bruckheimer and Bay. Bruckheimer TV’s Jonathan Littman is also exec producing. So are Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman, who are respectively known for directing and producing the 2006 documentary “Cocaine Cowboys” about the Miami drug trade of that era. Bruckheimer TV’s KristieAnne Reed is co-exec producing.
Bay is an exec producer on TNT’s “The Last Ship,” which was a ratings win for the network over the summer. Bruckheimer recently partnered with “Awkward” creator Lauren Iungerich on the comedy mystery pilot “Couch Detective” for ABC.
- Whitney Friedlander
TNT may be looking for new leadership, but that isn't stopping the cable network from prepping its new pilot slate. The Turner-owned cabler has ordered an untitled cocaine drama from executive producers Jerry Bruckheimer, Michael Bay and Michelle Ashford, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Sources say the drama has been in the works for a long time under programming president Michael Wright, who is poised to exit the entertainment group he has been a part of for a decade. The untitled entry is described as a serialized character drama centering on the captivating, wild and unpredictable world of the Florida drug
- Lesley Goldberg
TNT is nearing a pilot deal for a new TV series based on the popular DC Comics title Teen Titans, which will simply be called Titans. The character Nightwing will lead the group, with the pilot being co-written by Akiva Goldsman, best known for his I Am Legend and A Beautiful Mind screenplays.
Akiva Goldsman is co-penning the pilot script with Marc Haimes, an executive turned writer. Titans centers on former Batman side-kick Dick Grayson (aka Robin) who emerges from the shadows of The Dark Knight as Nightwing to lead his own fearless band of superheroes, which may include Starfire and Raven. While no other characters are mentioned by name in the source story, also part of the group in the DC Comics and animated series are Cyborg (rumored to be making an appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Beast Boy and Terra. It is not known which »
'Top Gun' Sequel
The Top Gun sequel, which has long been rumored, could finally be getting off the ground. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer revealed back in March that he was hoping to get the project underway and that there was already a concept for the film in place. One thing holding production back at the time was Cruise’s availability.
“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. It’s just getting to the starting place," Bruckheimer told The Huffington Post. 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. »
Long-awaited sequel Top Gun 2 looks to be moving forwards once more, with THR reporting that Paramount is in negotiations with a potential screenwriter. Justin Marks is the writer in question, having recently penned the screenplay for Disney’s update of The Jungle Book, which is currently in production. With Jerry Bruckheimer having recently joined the studio, the wheels appear to be turning again on a project that had stalled since the tragic passing of the late Tony Scott. A screenplay had previously been drafted by Peter...
- George Wales
It's been decades in the making, but "Top Gun 2" may be inching closer to actually happening, with the project currently courting a new screenwriter.
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Justin Marks -- who penned the screenplay for Disney's upcoming adaptation of "The Jungle Book," directed by Jon Favreau -- is hammering out negotiations to rewrite the script to the long-gestating sequel, set to be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. Bruckheimer recently switched over his producing loyalties from Disney to Paramount, which is making the follow-up to the 1986 Tom Cruise flick.
The last time the "Top Gun" sequel script got an overhaul was in 2012, when "The Town" scribe Peter Craig took a crack at it. But that iteration faltered, held up in part by the suicide that year of director Tony Scott, who helmed the original and was set to take the reins on the follow-up, too.
It seems that this time, »
- Katie Roberts
Justin Marks, the screenwriter behind films such as Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li and Jon Favreau's upcoming Jungle Book movie has been hired by Paramount Pictures and Skydance to script Top Gun 2.
The Jerry Bruckheimer production has been in slow development for years, but it looks like they are ready to try and move forward. Tom Cruise is set to reprise his role in the film as Maverick, and the story will focus on "the relevance of good old fashioned pilots in today’s high-tech, drone-centric war environment."
The only movie that I've seen from Marks is Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, and it was terrible beyond belief. I'm honestly shocked »
- Joey Paur
We’ve been talking about a Top Gun sequel for years and years now, but it looks as though we might actually have some legitimate movement on the project courtesy of Jerry Bruckheimer’s move from Disney to Paramount. It’s being reporting that Top Gun 2 may have just found a screenwriter, The Jungle Book scribe, Justin Marks. Apparently Tom Cruise will return as Maverick and take part in a storyline that highlights the relevance of old fashioned pilots in a war environment loaded with high-tech drones. Hit the jump for more on the plans for Top Gun 2. According to THR, Marks isn’t locked yet, but he is currently in negotiations to pen the script. We’ve also got Skydance’s David Ellison on board to produce with Dana Goldberg stepping in as an executive producer. Peter Craig wrote a draft of the script a couple of years ago, »
- Perri Nemiroff
Despite the passing of original director Tony Scott, it seems that producer Jerry Bruckheimer and star Tom Cruise aren’t giving up on their plans for a sequel to Top Gun, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that screenwriter Justin Marks is in talks to work on the script for Top Gun 2.
Should they reach a deal, Marks – whose credits include Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li and the upcoming The Jungle Book, Shadow of the Colossus and Fbp: Federal Bureau of Physics – will develop the screenplay originally written by Peter Craig (The Town).
Little is known about the plans for Top Gun 2, although Cruise will be back as Maverick “in a story that aims to show the relevance of good old fashioned pilots in today’s high-tech, drone-centric war environment.”
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- Gary Collinson
I feel the need, the need to open my copy of Final Draft: a potential sequel to "Top Gun" has been gestating for awhile, with the project officially going into development a few years ago, with Peter Craig ("The Town") penning a script, and original director Tony Scott and star Tom Cruise said to be returning. But the project ground to a halt two years ago when Scott passed away, and little's been heard since. But it looks like something's happening: The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the Skydance and Jerry Bruckheimer have hired a new writer for the project, one Justin Marks. The scribe has been around for awhile, though his only produced feature so far is the rather ignominious "Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li." But he's clearly hot right now, with his screenplay for "Disney's The Jungle Book" going before cameras shortly with Jon Favreau directing. Will he »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Top Gun 2 began to take steps away from being one of those belated sequels that’s often discussed yet never actually happens a few years back, but that was before the death of director Tony Scott led to the project being (temporarily) scrapped. Earlier this year, however, producer Jerry Bruckheimer once again started talking up the Top Gun sequel again, not that long after he had set up base camp (read: a first-look deal) with Paramount Pictures intend of Walt Disney Pictures.
THR is reporting that screenwriter Justin Marks is now in negotiations to put together a fresh Top Gun 2 script draft for Paramount, Bruckheimer, and the other producers on the project. Marks, if he signs ...
- Sandy Schaefer
When Tony Scott was alive, his "Top Gun" sequel seemed like a top priority not only for him, but also for Paramount Pictures. But then he committed suicide, leaving a project that everyone loves without a director and without a leader. Paramount Pictures, Tom Cruise, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer refused to simply drop the sequel. And now comes word that things are back on track with Justin Marks (The Jungle Book) in negotiations to re-write the script for "Top Gun 2." Cruise is already set to return as pilot Maverick in a story that aims to show the relevance of real pilots in today's high-tech, drone-centric war environment. »
Paramount and Skydance have stated that the sequel will "show the relevance of good old fashioned pilots in today's high-tech, drone-centric war environment".
Watch the trailer for the original 1986 film below: »
It has been in the works for years now, but Top Gun 2 is still chugging along with a new screen writer brought to pen the sequel. The Holly Reporter has revealed Justin Marks (Disney's upcoming The Jungle Book) has been brought in, replacing Peter Craig (The Town, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1) who wrote a previous draft of the script. Nearly thirty years later, I don't see why there should be a sequel in all honesty, but both producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Tom Cruise have been actively pushing this project forward for the last number of years. Even the originals director Tony Scott was interested in stepping behind the camera for it, before he tragically passed away over two years ago. I have no doubt we will finally see Cruise flight suit up again as Maverick at some point down the line, but will audiences flock to see it? »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
All set to take our breath away again, Top Gun 2 is one of those belated and long discussed sequels we await with both excitement and trepidation. There’s been talk for years about a sequel in which Maverick (Tom Cruise) returns to tutor the next generation of Top Gun pilots, and the film has finally landed a writer in the form of Justin Marks. Justin Marks has recently written the screenplay for Jon Favreau’s adaptation of Disney’s The Jungle Book, but we must also remind ourselves that he was responsible for Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-li.
Top Gun 2 seemed to have stalled after the death of Tony Scott, the man behind the original film, but it looks as though producer Jerry Bruckheimer is ready to push forward. Some sequels suffer from such a huge gap, but we’ll wait and see how the final film turns out. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Top Gun 2 remains an active project it seems, with Paramount and Skydance continuing to explore a sequel to the late Tony Scott's 1980s original. With Jerry Bruckheimer producing and Tom Cruise open to returning to one of the films that made his name, the latest news on the project is that a new writer has been hired.
Peter Craig, the man who penned The Town for Ben Affleck, had put the previous draft together. However, Justin Marks - who's delivered the script for Jon Favreau's upcoming live action take on The Jungle Book - is Top Gun 2's new writer. There's no word yet as to who will direct the film.
There's still a long way to go on this one, but as we hear more, we'll pass the news on. »
A Top Gun sequel is still in the works, and the writer behind Disney’s upcoming live-action reboot of The Jungle Book (which is set to be directed by Iron Man helmer Jon Favreau) has now been enlisted by Paramount and Skydance to pen the screenplay for the follow-up to the 1980s classic.
Jerry Bruckheimer is producing the movie which will see Top Gun star Tom Cruise reprise the role of ace pilot Maverick in a story which is described as being designed to, “show the relevance of good old fashioned pilots in today’s high-tech, drone-centric war environment.”
- Josh Wilding
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