Joseph Kosinski to helm 'Top gun' sequel?

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Los Angeles [USA], May 25 (ANI): Yesterday, actor Tom Cruise confirmed that the sequel of 1986 classic 'Top Gun' is "definitely happening" and now it seems like Skydance is already in pursuit of a director. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 'Oblivion' helmer Joseph Kosinski could be reteaming with Cruise for the 'Top Gun' sequel. The filmmaker, who worked with the 'Mission Impossible' star in 2013's sci-fi 'Oblivion,' is a front-runner to direct the sequel to the action film about a class of hot-headed fighter pilots who love aviator sunglasses and volleyball equally. Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the Tony Scott-directed original, will return to produce, along with Skydance's David Ellison and Cruise. The follow-up will be set in modern day, with the original fighter pilots grappling with new drone technologies that are making their old style of flying obsolete. Earlier, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' director Joachim Ronning was also in the contention for the sequel, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with his upcoming movie. On a related note, the original 'Top Gun' was a massive success at the Box Office - earning more than 450 million USD worldwide against a budget of less than 30 million USD. The movie also snapped up an Oscar for 'Best Original Song.' (ANI)