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Nightwing to Lead 'Teen Titans' Live Action TV Series for TNT

11 September 2014 5:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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 »

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'Top Gun' Sequel With Tom Cruise In The Works

9 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

A sequel to 1980s hit Top Gun is reportedly headed for production with Tom Cruise potentially joining the cast.

'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. »

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Top Gun 2 close to hiring screenwriter

9 September 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

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...

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Crank Up the Kenny Loggins: 'Top Gun 2' Has a New Writer

9 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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

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Top Gun 2 to be Scripted by Justin Marks

9 September 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

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."

Tony Scott was set to direct the film before he passed away in 2012. The film he was developing was written by Peter Craig, who is the same guy who wrote Ben Affleck’s The Town

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

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The Jungle Book’s Justin Marks May Pen Top Gun 2 Script

9 September 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

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

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Top Gun 2 gets a new writer

9 September 2014 8:44 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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.”

The post Top Gun 2 gets a new writer appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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'Top Gun 2' Gets A New Lease Of Life With 'Street Fighter' Writer

9 September 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

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

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‘Top Gun 2′ Moving Forward with ‘Jungle Book’ Screenwriter

9 September 2014 6:58 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

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 ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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Tom Cruise's Top Gun Sequel Hires a Writer

9 September 2014 5:02 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

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. »

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Top Gun sequel hires Jungle Book reboot writer Justin Marks

9 September 2014 4:13 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The upcoming Top Gun sequel is to be written by Justin Marks, it has been announced.

Marks is behind the upcoming Disney live-action reboot of The Jungle Book, and has previously worked with Jerry Bruckheimer on War Dogs.

Bruckheimer is producing the Top Gun sequel, which will star Tom Cruise as his classic character Maverick.

The Town's Peter Craig wrote the previous draft of the project, but development stalled after director Tony Scott died in 2012.

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: »

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Top Gun 2 Gets A New Writer

9 September 2014 1:01 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

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? »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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‘Top Gun 2′ Set To Take To The Skies With New Writer

8 September 2014 11:39 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

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

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New writer hired for Top Gun 2

8 September 2014 10:42 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Top Gun 2 gets a helping hand from the writer of the new live action The Jungle Book...

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. »

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Jungle Book Reboot Writer Justin Marks to Pen Top Gun 2

8 September 2014 6:22 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

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.”

Peter Craig (The Town) wrote the previous draft, but that version of Top Gun 2 stalled when director Tony Scott – who helmed the 1986 original – tragically committed suicide in 2012.

Marks’s Jungle Book has been widely praised, and Favreau has managed to assemble a cast which includes Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson and Idris Elba as a result. »

- Josh Wilding

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Paramount’s ‘Top Gun 2′ Draws ‘Jungle Book’ Writer

8 September 2014 6:15 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Justin Marks is in talks to script “Top Gun 2,” Paramount’s long-in-development sequel to the 1986 Tom Cruise movie.

Jerry Bruckheimer, who moved his first-look deal to Paramount earlier this year, is producing with David Ellison’s Skydance. Skydance’s Dana Goldberg is exec producing.

Should the sequel take flight, Cruise would reprise his iconic role as Maverick.

Marks, who wrote Disney’s upcoming version of “The Jungle Book” that Jon Favreau is directing, would be the first writer to work on the script since Peter Craig (“The Town”) wrote a draft in 2012. He hinted about the new assignment in a Tweet on Sunday.

While you guys watch football, I'm organizing my Top Gun playlist into sequential order of when the songs appeared in the movie. So there.—

Justin Marks (@Justin_Marks_) September 07, 2014

Marks is also writing an adapation of “Federal Bureau of Physics” for Warner Bros. He is repped by CAA, »

- Dave McNary

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'Top Gun 2' Getting a Rewrite from Disney's New 'Jungle Book' Scribe

8 September 2014 6:03 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

When Jerry Bruckheimer moved his production company back to Paramount Pictures late last year, it was said that part of his deal included the long-developing sequels Beverly Hills Cop 4 and Top Gun 2. The former already has Eddie Murphy back in the lead role with Brett Ratner directing the film for release in 2016, and now the latter is finally making some progress as THR has learned the studio is hiring Justin Marks to do another rewrite of the script said to focus on modern day fighter pilots controlling remote combat drones in a new story that will "partially examine the end of the era of fighter pilots." More below! It's not clear if anything in the story has changed, especially since The Town writer Peter Craig was supposed to take a crack at the script back in 2012 (before Tony Scott passed away). But since drones have become a hot-button issue, »

- Ethan Anderton

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'Top Gun 2' Locks in 'Jungle Book' Writer Justin Marks

8 September 2014 4:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Nine months after we reported the highly-anticipated sequel Top Gun 2 is back in development at Paramount Pictures, the studio has brought on Justin Marks (The Jungle Book) to write the screenplay.

Peter Craig (The Town) signed on to write the script back in March 2012, but that was when original Top Gun director Tony Scott was still attached to the project, before his tragic suicide later that year. We reported in November 2012 that the sequel was in limbo following his death, before Paramount revived the project after producer Jerry Bruckheimer signed a first look deal with the studio.

Tom Cruise is attached to reprise his role from the original classic as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, with Jerry Bruckheimer revealing in April that the story will highlight traditional pilots like Maverick and the new drone planes currently being used by the Air Force.

David Ellison is producing through his Skydance company, with »

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Jungle Book Screenwriter Justin Marks To Write Top Gun 2

8 September 2014 3:48 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

News of Maverick’s return to the skies has dried up in the last year. Since the unfortunate passing of Tony Scott, the man responsible for making Tom Cruise look convincing as a pilot, motion on the project had stalled. Nearly an entire 365 passed between updates, the last of which came from Jerry Bruckheimer and fleshed out some of the scant plot details. Now, THR is reporting that  Top Gun 2, the sequel to the 80s cheesefest, has finally landed a writer, as Justin Marks has signed on to pen the script.

Marks, who has been hard at work on the screenplay for the upcoming Jungle Book adaptation, has previously collaborated with Bruckheimer. A since-abandoned project for Warner., War Dogs revolved around dogs in the military. Now the scribe will be brushing up on his flight speak, as he begins work on the latest iteration of the Top Gun 2 script. »

- Gem Seddon

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Top Gun 2 enlists Jungle Book writer Justin Marks

8 September 2014 3:11 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

We haven’t heard a lot over the last year about the sequel to Top Gun; producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who is returning for the sequel, shared his basic plot idea involving drones, but that’s pretty much it. After the passing of Tony Scott, the project was at a standstill. Today THR is reporting that the sequel to the 80s movie has landed a writer; Justin Marks has signed on to pen the script. He’s been working on Jon Favreau’s upcoming Jungle Book »

- Graham McMorrow

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