Top Gun 2 production collapses

Ben Arnold
Yahoo UK Movies News
8 November 2012

The production of the sequel to 'Top Gun' has collapsed, according to reports.

Director Tony Scott, who took his own life in August, was working on the project up to his death, but plans to turn 'Top Gun 2' into reality with Tom Cruise and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have faltered.

[Related story: Tom Cruise pays tribute to Tony Scott]




The New York Times says that without Scott, the production has now 'fallen apart', despite having 'The Town' writer Peter Craig working on a script, Cruise on board and Paramount executives putting a time-frame on the release.

Scott had even been scouting locations with Cruise days before he jumped to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles.

However, plans to release a 3D version of the original film are still in place, with Paramount looking at unveiling Maverick, Iceman and Goose in three dimensions in February, 2013.

'Top Gun' was released in 1986, directed by Scott on a $15 million (£9.4 million) budget and produced by the legendary pairing of the late Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer.

It made a whopping $354 million (£222 million) at the box office, around £533 million adjusting for inflation.

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