Who Said There Is No Originality Left In Hollywood?
Word around Hollywood is that studio executives want Jerry Bruckheimer and Tony Scott to reprise their involvement in a new Top Gun movie. Before you start to dismiss the project as just a remake and label Hollywood types as having lost their creativity and originality, know that this is not at all a remake, but a sequel.
Maverick would be confused and slightly depressed by the state of Top Gun these days, anyway. Last June, at a junket for Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Bruckheimer let slip that he had been “recently approached again to start talking about [a sequel]” but noted that “the aviation community has completely changed since we made the movie a long time ago.” (NY Magazine)
Not only is it not a remake, but as you can see, according to Bruckheimer the high-action Hollywood-style aviation community of yesteryear is no longer. So it will be very tough to recreate the excitement of the original Top Gun while drawing inspiration from the dull and boring fiasco the aviation industry of today has become.