Jerry Bruckheimer keen on Top Gun and Lone Ranger sequels
Story by Jack Foley
SUPER producer Jerry Briuckheimer has refused to rule out the possibility of a sequel to Top Gun despite the death of original director Tony Scott last year.
Speaking at the Produced by conference in America over the weekend, the filmmaker said that as long as Tom Cruise “ keeps his enthusiasm, hopefully we can get it made”.
Cruise is currently occupied with delivering a fifth installment in his Mission: Impossible franchise, and recently pulled out of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. to do so. But he was excited to be doing another Top Gun film with Scott, prior to the director’s suicide.
And with Bruckheimer keen as well to push forward with a movie, it would be foolish to bet against the project ever seeing the light of day.
As Bruckheimer stated at the conference: “I always bet on myself and my ability to succeed.”
Bruckheimer himself is also keen to see a second Lone Ranger film even though the first has yet to open in cinemas.
And when asked whether he had high hopes for the first film’s prospects in light of several high profile box office failures this summer, he replied: “[On] July 3, I’m going to be scared to death. [But] if the audience likes the movie, hopefully The Lone Ranger will continue as a sequel.”
The Lone Ranger stars Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger, and is directed by Gore Verbinski. Watch the trailer
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