Christopher McQuarrie Working On The ‘Top Gun 2’ Script

Anybody that follows actor Tom Cruise for any amount of time will learn that he loves to work with people who he has worked with in the past, and it has happened again.

Writer and director Christopher McQuarrie has been brought in by Cruise to touch up the script for Top Gun 2. These two have worked together on many projects, 10 projects to be exact, with great success such as Mission: Impossible – Rogue NationEdge of tomorrow and Jack Reacher.  All films to be considered Cruise’s top movies of the last 2 decade.

It was announced a few months ago that due to small behind the scenes issues the project was pushed back a full year.  Once word of McQuarrie’s arrival broke many speculated that he could be stepping into a more directorial role.  However, sources close to the production have confirmed that McQuarrie is on hand strictly for the script and will not be taking over any directing duties.  The film is not in any Danger Zone.

Top Gun 2, or its official name, Top Gun: Maverick, is directed by Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski.  And has assembled an ensemble for the sequel that consists of Val KilmerJennifer ConnellyMiles TellerJon HammEd Harris, and Glen Powell.

Production is still underway, and is set for a release date of June 26, 2020, where it is sure to take your breath away.

What do you think of Christopher McQuarrie joining the production?  Are you looking forward to a new Top Gun movie?  Will there be another volleyball scene?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.



New ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ title, and daring set photos of Tom Cruise

The advertising campaign is in full swing for Paramount’s sixth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, and Tom Cruise is leading the charge.

In the last two days the leading actor has been using his social media accounts to announce to the world that a new Mission: Impossible movie is indeed upon us this year. With these posts to his Instagram and Twitter we now  know that the title of the movie is Mission: Impossible – Fallout, that Cruise can actually jump tall buildings in a single bound, and that hanging on to the side of a flying helicopter is not a problem for the 55-year-old actor.

Check out the posts below!

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“We’ve upped the ante for the sixth #MissionImpossible,” he captioned in his Instagram post. “I can’t wait for you guys to see more.”
And this morning in his tweet he says, “Get ready for the most thrilling mission yet…”.

And just like that, I, and everyone else, is looking forward to this movie coming out this summer.  With this much content coming out at the moment, be on the lookout for a trailer very soon.

What do you think of these new photos? What do you think of the new movie title? Will you be seeing this movie in the theater? Leave a comment below. We can make a discussion out of it.

Tom Cruise Halts Production on ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Due To Pay Dispute

Things have been getting off to a pretty rocky start for the next film in the Mission: Impossible franchise. A little over a month ago the film was falling apart due to script issues – and while those problems seem to have been alleviated, the film now has a new problem.

According to sources from The Hollywood Reporter, there are currently disputes between Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures over the leading actor’s salary.

In the article, The Hollywood Reporter claims that the issue is that Cruise wants more money in order to match or exceed the pay he is receiving from Universal Pictures for his staring role in their The Mummy, which is currently shooting in London.

Paramount had announced that they were setting Mission: Impossible 6 for a late 2017 release date.  However, if problems persist the film could be pushed back. Continue reading “Tom Cruise Halts Production on ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Due To Pay Dispute”

Q&A: Is Top Gun 2 Happening?

I have a great question that comes in from Alex Riley who sent me the question via Facebook; and she writes:

Rumor has it that there will be a Top Gun 2…how do you think that will compare to the first?

Short, sweet, and to the point.  I like it.

As for the first part of the question I can indeed confirm for you that as of right Top Gun 2 has been greenlit by Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productionsand is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer – who was actually the producer for the first film as well.

The film, however, is in its very early stages of production.  As of right now the script is still being written by both writers Peter Craig (wrote Hunger Games Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2) and Justin Marks (wrote The Jungle Book).  Also, there is still no director attached to the film at this time.  So they still need to decide that.  However, it has been confirmed that Tom Cruise is indeed reprising his role as Maverick, as well as Val Kilmer coming back as Iceman.  Continue reading “Q&A: Is Top Gun 2 Happening?”

Jack Recher: Never Go Back Begins Production

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media yesterday announced that principal photography had started on Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, starring Tom Cruise, who was last seen in both Edge of Tomorrow and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.  The film is also being directed by Edward Zwick (The Last SamuraiBlood Diamond).

The new film, a sequel to 2012’s Jack Reacher, is based on author Lee Child’s 18th book in the bestselling Jack Reacher series, “Never Go Back.” The film’s script is written by Richard Wenk (The Expendables 2, The Equalizer), Marshall Herskovitz (Love & Other Drugs, The Last Samurai) & Zwick. Cruise will also be producing the movie.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back also stars Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother,” Avengers: Age of Ultron), Danika Yarosh (“Heroes Reborn,” “Shameless”), Austin Hebert (“Bonnie and Clyde”), Patrick Heusinger (Quantum Break, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce), and Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton, A Good Day to Die Hard).

Production is reportedly taking place in New Orleans. The film is set for release on October 21, 2016.