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"[Marks] has a phenomenal take to really update that world for what fighter pilots in the Navy has turned into today," Collider quotes Ellison as saying.
"It is very much a world we live in today where it's drone technology and fifth generation fighters... it's really exploring the end of an era of dogfighting and fighter pilots and what that culture is today."
Speaking about leading star Cruise, Ellison said: "There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie, and there is no Top Gun without Maverick, and it is »
Micro: Steven Spielberg will help shepherd Micro, the final work by author and filmmaker Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park), to the big screen via DreamWorks Studios. Crichton died in 2008 before finishing the novel, which was completed by Richard Preston and published in 2011; it concerns graduate students in Hawaii who "find themselves miniaturized and cast out into the rainforest, with nothing but their wits and scientific expertise to protect them." [The Wrap] Top Gun 2: Long in development, a sequel to 1986's Top Gun is currently in the sciptwriting stage, but producer David Ellison recently teased: "There is no Top Gun without Maverick," the role played by Tom Cruise in the original. Ellison also acknowledged today's drone technology...
- Peter Martin
"Top Gun 2" feels no need for speed. The original came out in May 1986 and we've been talking about a sequel for years. But it sounds like stuff is finally in motion on Maverick's (Tom Cruise) second round, with Skydance CEO David Ellison giving Collider an update during press day for "Terminator Genisys" in Berlin.
Way back in 2010, Tony Scott was being considered to direct, with Christopher McQuarrie charged with writing the script. Sadly, much has changed -- Scott died in 2012 and it sounds like McQuarrie is no longer on board for the script. Here's the latest from Ellison:
Justin Marks is writing the screenplay right now. He has a phenomenal take to really update that world for what fighter pilots in the Navy has turned into today. There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie and there is no Top Gun without Maverick, and it is going to be Maverick playing Maverick. »
- Gina Carbone
Top Gun 2 will definitely happen, and Tom Cruise will return to one of his most famous roles of Maverick. The original movie, which is directed by the late, great Tony Scott is 30 years old next year, and at their Berlin press conference for the upcoming Terminator Genisys, which opens on Friday, Skydance‘s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg were asked about Top Gun 2. Skydance will produce the sequel, along with Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the fantastic original.
David Ellison said: “Absolutely. I started flying aerobatics when I was thirteen years old, actually me and my dad took my first lesson on my thirteenth birthday. By the time I was seventeen, I was flying air »
- Paul Heath
New details about the long-awaited (and development-cursed) Top Gun 2 have emerged, via Collider. At a Terminator Genisys press-day interview in Berlin, Skydance CEO David Ellison recently revealed that the overdue sequel is in the process of being written and that Tom Cruise will reprise his role as Maverick — but in the present, incorporating the use of real time to bridge the gap from the first film. "Justin Marks is writing the screenplay right now. He has a phenomenal take to really update that world for what fighter pilots in the Navy [have] turned into today," Ellison said. "There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie and there is no Top Gun without Maverick, and it is going to be Maverick playing Maverick." Ellison added that the movie will unspool — when it finally comes out — in theaters in IMAX and 3-D. And here's what that movie will »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Cue Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" please! Top Gun 2 is officially in the works. And even better — Tom Cruise may be reprising his role as Maverick! "Justin Marks is writing the screenplay right now," Skydance CEO David Ellison said on Saturday, June 26, via Variety. "He has a phenomenal take to really update that world for what fighter pilots in the Navy has turned into today." He continued: "It is very much a world we live in today where it's drone technology and fifth generation fighters. [...] »
It appears Tom Cruise's character Maverick's need for speed will be fulfilled once again in Top Gun 2. Murmurings of a sequel to the hit 1986 film, which featured the actor is his breakout role as a handsome, badass fighter pilot, began around 2010. Cruise was attached to the project but the extent of his participation was not made clear. In 2012, he and Top Gun director Tony Scott scouted locations for the sequel. In August of that year, Scott died at age 68. Co-producer and Skydance CEO David Ellison, who is also a pilot, talked about the movie again at a press event for his latest movie, Terminator Genisys, Collider reported on Friday. "Justin »
After the best part of thirty years of rumours, it looks like Top Gun 2 is finally set to take flight in the near future, and Skydance Productions CEO David Ellison has been speaking about the project during a Terminator Genisys promotional interview with Collider, revaling a few plot details – as well as confirming the inclusion of Tom Cruise’s Maverick.
“Justin Marks [Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li] is writing the screenplay right now,” states Ellison. “He has a phenomenal take to really update that world for what fighter pilots in the Navy has turned into today. There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie, and there is no Top Gun without Maverick, and it is going to be Maverick playing Maverick.It is I don’t think what people are going to expect, and we are very, very hopeful that we get to make the movie very soon. But like all things, »
- Gary Collinson
Chatting as part of the promotional tour for the incoming Terminator: Genisys, producer David Ellison confirmed that the new film is still on course, and that Tom Cruise will be reprising the role of Maverick.
"There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie and there is no Top Gun without Maverick, and it is going to be Maverick playing Maverick", Ellison confirmed. "It is I don’t think what people are going to expect, and we are very, very hopeful that we get to make the movie very soon. But like all things, it all comes down to the script, »
Speaking at the Berlin press junket for the upcoming release of "Terminator Genisys," Skydance Productions CEO David Ellison and Cco Dana Goldberg have discussed with Collider some of the other projects on the company's slate including some fairly high profile sequels - namely "Top Gun" and "Jack Reacher" follow-ups.
In regards to "Top Gun 2," Justin Marks is currently writing the screenplay which will be very much about contemporary times and involve "drone technology and fifth generation fighters" along with exploring the end of an era of dogfighting and fighter pilots.
- Garth Franklin
Do you feel the need? The need for a “Top Gun” sequel?
Rumors of “Top Gun 2″ have swirled since the original touched down in 1986. Skydance CEO David Ellison confirmed that the project is in development and revealed its plot details at a “Terminator Genisys” press junket in Berlin, Collider reports.
“Justin Marks is writing the screenplay right now,” Ellison said. “He has a phenomenal take to really update that world for what fighter pilots in the Navy has turned into today.”
He added, “It is very much a world we live in today where it’s drone technology and fifth generation fighters … It’s really exploring the end of an era of dogfighting and fighter pilots and what that culture is today.”
Fans of the original film will be delighted to know that Ellison hinted that Tom Cruise will reprise his role. “There is an amazing role for Maverick in the movie, »
- Marianne Zumberge
Jurassic World proved that studios can dust off box office fossils to the tune of record-breaking grosses, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Paramount and Skydance are more gung-ho than ever about Top Gun 2, which will find Tom Cruise again taking on the role of pilot Maverick.
At a group interview related to Terminator Genisys, Skydance CEO David Ellison and Cco Dana Goldberg fielded some questions about the current status of the sequel, which Justin Marks (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li) was tasked with scripting last September. Ellison spoke enthusiastically about his own love of flying in relation to the pic:
I started flying aerobatics when I was thirteen years old, actually me and my dad took my first lesson on my thirteenth birthday. By the time I was seventeen, I was flying air shows and have thousands of hours flying surface level aerobatics. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Top Gun, released in 1986, is one of the films that cemented Tom Cruise as a superstar. (It’s also one that features more subtle acting than many people give it credit for, as argued here.) In 2010, we learned that Paramount was kicking around ideas for a Top Gun 2. At the time Paramount hoped […]
- Russ Fischer
Top Gun 2 has been in development for almost five years now. When the project was first being revived, Tom Cruise was planning to return for a small role. Since then, the project has ballooned, and Cruise will have a starring role in the sequel. During a group interview at the press day for Terminator Genisys in Berlin, Skydance CEO David Ellison and Cco Dana Goldberg were asked about the status of Top Gun 2, and what we can expect from the film, which is currently being written by Justin Marks (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li). [caption id="attachment_478477" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Paramount Pictures[/caption] Question: You're also a thrill seeker; you're a pilot. And you have Top Gun 2 on your list, which is also with Tom Cruise. Can you talk a little bit about that? David Ellison: Absolutely. I started flying aerobatics when I was thirteen years old, actually »
- Matt Goldberg
You probably don’t know Skydance Productions yet, but you probably should. The company is making a major play to become the next Legendary Pictures or Marvel Entertainment, and they already are making the next installments of a number of major franchises on both the big and small screens. Their portfoilo of brands include Terminator, Star Trek, Mission […]
- Peter Sciretta
From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...
Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.
Without further ado...
23 Jump Street
Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »
What do you do after earning boatloads of money for Lionsgate making three Hunger Games movies? You adapt Homer's Odyssey of course! Deadline is reporting that Lionsgate has put a brand new version of The Odyssey on the "fast track" for director Francis Lawrence following his work on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 this fall. In fact, they've gone all out bringing the whole team back, including producer Nina Jacobson (Hunger Games, Diary of a Wimpy Kid) and writer Peter Craig (The Town, Mockingjay Part 1 & 2, Top Gun 2, Hunter Killer), along with Francis Lawrence. Ten bucks says Jennifer Lawrence is going to be cast in this one somewhere. But it sounds like this will be quite something once they pull it off. In the report, Deadline mentions that this was pitched directly to Francis Lawrence by Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group co-president Erik Feig, who "pitched it to »
- Alex Billington
From out of nowhere screenwriter Peter Craig has emerged as one of the industry’s buzziest scribes. The scribe has racked up a solid resume of credits including Ben Affleck’s The Town, both instalments of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay and the upcoming Gerard Butler thriller Hunter Killer. For his next project, he is set to reunite with his Mockingjay star Jennifer Lawrence, as Craig is now attached to pen It’s What I Do.
Based on the life of war photographer Lynsey Addario, the title of the movie is taken from her memoir It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War. Warner Bros. snapped up the rights prior to the book’s release and started to assemble a preliminary team to bring Addario’s emotionally-driven tale to the big screen.
Thus far the studio has struck gold. Andrew Lazar, whose experience on memoir »
- Gem Seddon
Tom Cruise as a pilot in the 1980s? While we wait forever for Top Gun 2, perhaps a movie in development called Mena will quench our need for speed. Or maybe speed is not the appropriate drug to go with for this project, which will see Cruise playing a real-life cocaine trafficker and gun runner named Barry Seal if the talks reported by Deadline go through with success. Previously, Ron Howard was set to direct the movie, but while it’s still housed at his Imagine Entertainment, the job is up for grabs and the likely hire is Doug Liman. That would make this an Edge of Tomorrow reunion, albeit one that doesn’t promise any of the laughs and sci-fi spectacle we got with that awesome 2014 action flick. Unlike this week’s other re-team announcement for the Gone Girl gang to remake Strangers on a Train, this one is not about a collaboration for more of »
- Christopher Campbell
We started this website back in 2007, and since then, the names of some sequels seem to come up with reasonable regularity, albeit with no sign of the film itself. And in the time we've been going, yet more names have added themselves to the list of follow-ups that are seemingly stuck in development hell.
With the new Ghostbusters film set to escape and become a real thing in the next year or two, here's just a sample of the other projects struggling to get off the ground (with one or two edging closer to a greenlight than others...)
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