The mighty Jerry Bruckheimer recently discussed the endlessly in development TOP GUN sequel, revealing that…after years of on again / off again development and uphill pushing…Tony Scott was the man to crack the story before his death in 2012.
"The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones. Cruise is going to show them that they're not obsolete. They're here to stay," Bruckheimer said. "It's just getting to the starting place. Fortunately for Tom, he's very busy, so you have to find a slot he can fit into and get a budget that Paramount feels they can make the picture.”
…says Bruckheimer HERE at Huff Post , where you can see video of this discussion.