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‘Top Gun’ Sequel Stalls After Death Of Director Tony Scott

Top Gun Sequel Stalls After Death Of Director Tony Scott

A Top Gun sequel has reportedly run into a roadblock after the suicide of director-producer Tony Scott, leading some to believe that the movie is doomed.

Tony Scott had been working on the Top Gun sequel, which would follow up on the 1986 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise. News about Top Gun 2 had been hitting the web slowly in the last few months, Slash Film noted, giving the indication that it was on track to being made.

Without Scott at the helm, it appears Paramount has shifted gears and is looking at converting the movie the 3D rather than release a Top Gun sequel. This may just mean that the movie studio is trying to prime audiences for the impending sequel while it determines how to proceed without Scott, Slash Film noted.

This 3D conversion of Top Gun is already completed, the New York Times noted, but Paramount is still struggling with how to release it. The death of Tony Scott has added sensitivity to the situation, and the movie studio doesn’t want to seem insensitive in re-releasing Top Gun.

So while the Top Gun sequel waits, audiences will probably get to see the original released in 3D sometime in early 2013. It could also be released in China, where a release of Titanic did big business last year, Slash Film noted.

A strong release of Top Gun 3D could help push the Top Gun sequel along, film insiders believe. The momentum of a strong release would likely push Paramount along to find a new director and green light the film. The concern on the other side, however, is that if momentum stalls, the Top Gun sequel could be doomed.

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35 Responses to “‘Top Gun’ Sequel Stalls After Death Of Director Tony Scott”

  1. Meredith Soulia

    I'm sure they can find someone else to help direct a sequel to such an iconic movie. whoever does it though, lets just hope they don't butcher the authenticity of a sequel, and add ridicuolus story lines and graphics. not to mention dumb actors for the parts. and having anyone from the original regardless of their looks would be fantastic.

  2. Tony Manero

    Top Gun came out during the Reagan Years where the country emerged from 18% prime rate and we sunk $billions into a 600-ship fleet to dismantle it after Gulf War I. The movie had a shallow plot but lots of pretty boys and testerone. Who's the bogey today for "best of the best" naval aviators, and where are the pretty boys, and Top Gun is in Fallon and not scenic Miramar. The Predator drones will do. Let it rest, and keep milking the 1986 franchise. Also, respect it by not turning it into Marvel characters, Star Trek redone and Hasbro Battleship, ugh. Who will be the astrophysicist? Meagan Fox, Brooklyn Decker or Maggie Grace?

  3. Tony Manero

    Top Gun came out during the Reagan Years when the country emerged from 18% prime rate and we sunk $billions into a 600-ship fleet to dismantle it after Gulf War I. The movie had a shallow plot but lots of pretty boys and testerone. Who's the bogey today for "best of the best" naval aviators, and where are the pretty boys, and Topgun NFWS is in Fallon and not scenic Miramar. The Predator drones will do. Let it rest, and keep milking the 1986 franchise. Also, respect it by not turning it into Marvel characters, Star Trek redone and Hasbro Battleship, ugh. Who will be the astrophysicist? Meagan Fox, Brooklyn Decker or Maggie Grace?

  4. Luis Garcia

    Hey they brought in Steven Spielberg for the movie A.I after Stanley Kubrick died on set so bring another director in and finish it. Just saying

  5. Anonymous

    val kilmer weighs 500lbs, kelly mcgillis is a lesbo and tom cruise is just plain whacked! nuff said

  6. Anonymous

    Maybe he doesn't want to do it. Given how close they were maybe it'd be too painful? I could see that.

  7. Seig Zeon

    the F-14 Tomcat is retired and so far from what I heard intially several months back the movie is about drones. If its styays like that I don't want another Top Gun.The biggest star of the movie for me (when I was 7) was the Tomcat.

  8. Chuck Thomas

    WELL PUT! Some things need to be left alone, and this is one of them. Kilmer and McGillis have moved on to other areas of life, and I for one am tired of any movie that Tommy Cruise Mapother is in. He needs to be leading his Scientology cult out there in La La land. He needs to stick with something he can do. Cult leader is something he can definitely do.

  9. Linda Kahler

    Tom Cruise can get on a tricycle and yell "Bang Boom Bang" as the military is being sequestered and there will be no more jet fighters.

  10. Dan Sigman

    A sequel to Top Gun should have been no later than 1990. It's a shame that all the good movie ideas are gone, and now every movie that once did good with audiences is now being sequeled, 3d'd, or rereleased. Movie quality has been replaced by quantity. It's all about the studios making a buck.

  11. Daniel Rivers

    They made a Navy Aviation movie with unmanned aircraft already, called Stealth. If they make Top Gun 2 is should be about F/A-18's

  12. Michael Kerns

    they should ask His brother Ridley to finish the movie I think he would to honor his brother because Top Gun cemented Tony's directing career they could bring Tom back and be an instructor in a relatively supporting role like Viper in the original and the rest could be young recruits maybe even throw a female in the mix as a Top gun Student.

  13. Dennis Feijoo

    No one, bothered to check his personal wealth. It tanked and he dove off the bridge. Sad loss, of a genius.

  14. Anonymous

    Tony was also linked to a possible remake of "The Warriors."
    Damn shame.
    Rest in Peace Mr. Scott

  15. Anonymous

    Goose died…Ice man is a blimp….Remember Meg Ryan? Looks like Mav will be flying alone again.

  16. Rob Thorpe

    I think the smart move would be to ask Ridley Scott to Direct it, his brother. A way his brother can pay homage for one and keep it in the family and Ridley is one helluva director. 2, Val Kilmer is like 500lbs, Kelly McGillis is just as whacked as Tom Cruise, although, I hear he is distancing himself from Scientology. Regardless, cruise still puts butts in the seats and he should take the place of an instructor..

  17. Bill Schloesslin

    Way to go Hollywood. Not only do you subject us to remake after remake, sequel after sequel, now you're going to crap all over one of the iconic movies of the 80s. What's next… a sequel or remake of "Dude, Where's My Car"?

  18. Troy Holeman

    He already made a sequel to Top Gun. It was called Days of Thunder. Or should I say Days of Thunder was a copy of Top Gun. Same story line Young hot shot comes to compete with all the pro's and does really well. Then something happens that rattles the hero's nerves and he begins to question himself. But at the end he conquers his fear and wins everyone love and respect.

    I bet it took less than a week to rewrite Top Gun into Days of Thunder.