Corny title I know, but I thought it was better than Top Gun Sequel, Dead In The Water?. However that is pretty much the case. With the sudden and tragic death of director Tony Scott, from a suicide jump this past August, the New York Times is reporting that Tom Cruise and Jerry Buckheimer are deciding to let the film “dissolve” now that Scott is gone. Time will tell if we even see the already finished Top Gun 3D, that is apparently just waiting on the shelf.
With the untimely death of director Tony Scott, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that things went silent pretty quickly on any further plans for the proposed TOP GUN sequel that Scott was developing at the time with Tom Cruise ready to reprise his role as Maverick. However, it’s been a few months since Scott’s passing, and still TOP GUN talk has remained off the radar as far as the future of the project is concerned. That is until now with The New York Times reporting that TOP GUN 2 is in collapse right now with Cruise and Bruckheimer essentially letting this idea dissolve now that Scott is gone.
But furthermore, Paramount Pictures has no idea what to do with a planned 3-D re-release of TOP GUN that they had planned to launch in theatres as a way to test the public’s appetite for the follow-up. Paramount is worried that the re-release might be perceived as a cash grab in the wake of Scott’s death, but, on the other hand, they’ve got this movie ready to go, just sitting on the shelf… waiting.
So what do you think? Would it be in poor taste if Paramount Pictures did release the film? Would you go see Top Gun 3D if they release it? (Source: Ain’t It Cool News)