Filmmaker Antoine Fuqua Is Taking His Hit Movie Training Day To The Small Screen.
Fuqua will direct the pilot episode of the sequel series, based on his hit 2001 movie, and executive produce the project with blockbuster king Jerry Bruckheimer.
The new series has snagged Will Beall, a former Los Angeles Police Department cop, as its chief writer, and it will centre upon a young African-American police officer who is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous Caucasian detective.
The roles were reversed in the film with Ethan Hawke playing the rookie and Denzel Washington the corrupt veteran.
Bruckheimer said that he had recently caught up with Cruise to "discuss" working on the long-awaited 'Top Gun' sequel.
After months of speculation, it would appear that work on Top Gun 2 has finally begun, with producer Jerry Bruckheimer tweeting a picture of himself with Tom Cruise, the star of the iconic original movie, saying that they had met specifically to “discuss” the project.
The 72 year old production heavyweight seems to have at last confirmed that one of the most eagerly-anticipated sequels in movie history is actually a going concern, a full three decades after the first Top Gun came out in 1986.
Tom Cruise at the New York premiere of 'Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation'
Movie Producer Jerry Bruckheimer Has Teased Fans About A Pivotal Meeting He Recently Had With Tom Cruise Over The Top Gun Sequel.
One of Cruise's most famous roles is his portrayal of pilot Maverick in the original 1986 movie, which centres on a group of elite aviators who are all vying to be at the top of their class in a United States Navy weapons training school.
And Top Gun fans will be elated to learn the sequel to the Oscar-winning film is indeed in motion, despite rumours the project may have been shelved because it is taking so long to produce.
Bruckheimer wrote on his Twitter account on Tuesday (26Jan16): "Just got back from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend @TomCruise and discuss a little Top Gun 2."
Continue reading: Jerry Bruckheimer And Tom Cruise Team Up For Top Gun 2 Strategy Session
Val Kilmer Has Confirmed Reports Suggesting He's In Talks To Reprise His Role As Iceman In The Top Gun Sequel.
Movie mogul Jerry Bruckheimer is working on a follow-up to the high-flying 1986 blockbuster, and Tom Cruise is reportedly already on board for the film.
Now, it appears Kilmer is also gunning to be included, according to a post on the actor's Facebook page.
He writes, "I just got offered #topgun2 - not often you get to say 'yes' without reading the script."
Continue reading: Val Kilmer On Board For Top Gun Sequel
The actor has revealed some juicy ‘Top Gun 2’ details on his Facebook page.
Nearly 30 years after we were first introduced to Iceman and Maverick, it seems a sequel to Top Gun could finally be on its way, according to star Val Kilmer. In a Facebook status shared late on Monday night, the actor seemed to confirm not only his involvement in the sequel, but also that of Tom Cruise and director Francis Ford Coppola.
Val Kilmer seems to be onboard for Top Gun 2.
Jerry Bruckheimer - The Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest 2015 Fall TV Preview - 'CSI' Farewell Salute at The Paley Center for Media at Paley Center for Media - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Wednesday 16th September 2015
Hollywood Movie Mogul Jerry Bruckheimer Has Been Hit With A Lawsuit By A Handyman Over Claims He Was Injured At The Producer's Los Angeles Home.
Isidro Jauregui was hired to make repairs at the Pirates of the Caribbean producer's home, and in documents obtained by TMZ.com, he claims he was "severely" injured following a visit to Bruckheimer's property last December (14).
In the lawsuit, Jauregui claims he was told to enter the home through a sliding glass door, where a metal plate covered a two-foot hole in the floor.
Jauregui alleges that when he stepped on the plate, it shifted, and he fell down into the small ditch.
Continue reading: Jerry Bruckheimer Hit With Lawsuit By Handyman
Will Smith won't reprise the role of Miami detective Mike Lowrey in 'Bad Boys 3', but he is expected to be involved in some capacity.
Will Smith won't star in the two up-coming 'Bad Boys' films - but will be involved in some capacity.
The 46-year-old actor has appeared as Miami detective Mike Lowrey alongside Martin Lawrence's cop character Marcus Burnett in the action comedy franchise since its inception in 1995, but there is a strong possibility he will not be reprising the role.
Despite this, the 'Fresh Prince of Be Air' star will be involved in 'Bad Boys 3' in a producer capacity and has signed up to assist on the recently confirmed fourth film in the series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Continue reading: Will Smith 'won't Appear In Bad Boys 3'
Tom Cruise will reprise his role as Maverick in a 'Top Gun' sequel as long as there's "no CGI on the jets".
Tom Cruise has spoken a bit more about what he’d like to see from the rumoured Top Gun sequel. “It would be fun,” he admitted, “I would like to get back into those jets.”
However, the Hollywood megastar had one condition for his involvement, which was rumoured by a producer recently. “It would have to be practical. I don't want any CGI jets. I want to shoot it like how we shot the first one.”
The 53 year old actor made the comments to Reuters ahead of his new movie Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, which had its London premiere on Saturday (July 25th) ahead of its worldwide theatrical release on July 31st.
Continue reading: Tom Cruise Lays Down Conditions For 'Top Gun 2': "No CGI"
Johnny Depp renamed his ex Vanessa Paradis' £21.5 million yacht Amphitrite, after the ancient Greek queen of the sea, as his wedding present for new wife Amber Heard.
The 51-year-old actor saved some money by giving the super boat a new title, Amphitrite - after the ancient Greek queen of the sea - and ditching its old moniker, Vajoliroja, which was named after himself, former partner Vanessa, who he split from in 2012, and their children Lily-Rose, 15, and Jack, 12.
However, the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor did dip his hand in his pocket to splash out on two ''his and hers'' Shetland ponies for the 28-year-old actress, who he married at their Los Angeles home on Tuesday (03.02.15).
Continue reading: Johnny Depp Renames Vanessa Yacht As Amber's Wedding Gift
Maria Shriver and Jerry Bruckheimer - American attorney, journalist and member of the Kennedy family Bobby Shriver at the election night party held at The Abbey as he runs for Los Angeles County Supervisor in West Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 4th November 2014
Linda Bruckheimer and Jerry Bruckheimer - A host of stars attended the 2014 Princess Grace Awards Gala which was presented by Christian Dior Couture at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 9th October 2014
Pirates 5 will some 6 years after 'On Stranger Tides'
Disney has confirmed that Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will be released on July 7, 2017 – a six-year gap between franchise entries. The tentpole, which stars Johnny Depp in the now-iconic lead role of Captain Jack Sparrow, was supposed to hit cinemas in the summer of 2015, but scripting issues have lead to major delays.
Johnny Depp in his most lucrative on-screen role to date as Captain Jack Sparrow
Disney will be looking forward to getting Dead Men off the ground; the last Pirates movie - On Stranger Tides - grossed $1.04 billion in 2011. So far, the franchise as a whole has accumulated something like $3.7 billion in ticket sales alone, and merchandise for the movies sells well, too.
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