Tony Scott confirms Top Gun sequel

October 25th, 2010

Tony Scott has locked a deal to direct a 'Top Gun' sequel.

The director has confirmed he will be working on the project, which will not be a "remake" of the original 1986 movie starring Tom Cruise.

He said: "I don't want to do a remake. I don't want to do a reinvention. I want to do a new movie."

Discussing the content of the script, Scott revealed was doing "homework" and the project would likely focus on a new generation of fighter pilots.

He told Hitfix: "I'm not waiting for a script. I'm going to do my homework. I'm going down to I think it's Fallon, Nevada, down near New Mexico and it's a whole different world now.

"These computer geeks - these kids play war games in a trailer in Fallon, Nevada, and if we ever went to war or were in the Middle East or the Far East or wherever it is, these guys can actually fly drones. They are unmanned aircraft. They operate them and then they party all night."

Scott refused to reveal if Cruise would be involved in the project, resurrecting his character Maverick.