Paramount Hires Writer For TOP GUN Sequel

If Tom Cruise is feeling the need for speed anytime soon, Paramount may be getting ready to oblige him. The studio has hired The Town screenwriter Peter Craig to pen a sequel to their 1986 hit Top Gun.

Last year Cruise mentioned that he was discussing with the film’s original director Tony Scott the possibility of a returning to role of ace Navy fighter pilot “Maverick” Mitchell for a sequel and it now looks like the studio is interested as well. They would certainly want to continue to make films with Cruise considering that his recent Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol pulled in $679 million at the worldwide box office.

But if you can’t wait the couple of years that it will take to get the film into theaters, Paramount has recently announced that the original is currently undergoing a 3D conversion for release later this year.

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