Peter Craig, who wrote the 2010 Boston heist thriller The Town, is the most recent writer to tackle a Top Gun sequel, according to Variety. Paramount had no comment on the report, but the trade newspaper said that Craig will be starting from scratch. Two years ago, Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) was tapped to bring Tom Cruise’s Maverick back to the screen, and last year, Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class) reportedly took a shot.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott are involved in the in-development project, as is Cruise, whose Maverick would inevitably be the focus and star of any sequel.
Tom Cruise in talks to bring back Maverick