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Jerry Bruckheimer teases Top Gun 2 - Tom Cruise vs drones

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Story by Jack Foley

JERRY Bruckheimer has teased some plot details for the long in development Top Gun 2.

Speaking as part of a promotional tour in the US for his new book, Jerry Bruckheimer: When Lightning Strikes, Four Decades of Filmmaking, Bruckheimer told The Huffington Post that the sequel aims to reflect modern warfare.

“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,” he said.

Bruckheimer also spoke of his frustrations at getting the sequel airborne, continuing: “We’ve been trying to get the movie made for 30 years, and I think we’re getting closer and closer. Don [Simpson] and I tried to develop something, we didn’t succeed. [Tom] Cruise took over, and he tried to develop something, and he didn’t succeed. Now we’re back at it.”

However, one potential stumbling block could be the availability of leading man Cruise, whose schedule means that Bruckheimer and company are also having to find the right window, as well as funding.

“It’s just getting to the starting place,” he said. “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.”

As yet, there is no word on a director to replace former helmer Tony Scott, who died in 2012 from an apparent suicide.

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