It’s been a while since any news about a possible Top Gun sequel hit our news radar, but now it looks like there has finally been a solid development as X-Men: First Class contributors Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz have been hired to work on a script for the film.
Last we heard, Tony Scott was definitely involved and has been driving the development in the direction of today’s airborne tech, with a focus on the pilots who fly drones and other vehicles via high-tech equipment. We doubt that’ll be the total focus (there’s not as much danger zone involved when the plane doesn’t have an actual pilot to get shot down), but now it’ll be Miller and Stentz’s job to find the drama.
There’s no clear word on what that will actually be, but given that Christopher McQuarrie reportedly came up with some story ideas, they should at least have a firm basis from which to start.
It now remains to be seen when (or even if) the film itself will actually jump off the deck and head into the production danger zone, but take this as a sign that it’s creeping closer to really happening. Whether we need it or not…