TOP GUN 2 Puts OBLIVION Helmer Joseph Kosinski In The Pilot's Seat To Direct

Having directed actor Tom Cruise for his 2013 outing in sci-fi actioner, Oblivion, some would say it would make sense to make him a candidate for the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 high-flying military drama, Top Gun. As such, it now seems to be the case according to a new exclusive report from Variety thus confirming.

The news comes just a few days after Cruise laid it all out in a single quote telling Australian talk show Sunrise that it was "definitely happening". The film itself had been in the works since around 2010 or earlier, then stifled by the subsequent suicidal tragedy of director Tony Scott who helmed the original film that propelled Cruise into Hollywood stardom as U.S. Fighter Pilot, LT. Pete Mitchell, call signed "Maverick".

Skydance CEO David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the original, will produce with Cruise from a script recently penned by Justin Marks that will reportedly explore the world of drone technology and fifth generation fighters. Further casting details remain pending while we await to see if Val Kilmer will make his reprisal as Tom "Iceman" Kazanski.

Kosinski's own vision, according to the report, is what reportedly nabbed him the director's chair. His next, Granite Mountain, opens on October 20.


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