Paramount’s ‘Top Gun 2’ Draws ‘Jungle Book’ Writer

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Justin Marks is in talks to script “Top Gun 2,” Paramount’s long-in-development sequel to the 1986 Tom Cruise movie.

Jerry Bruckheimer, who moved his first-look deal to Paramount earlier this year, is producing with David Ellison’s Skydance. Skydance’s Dana Goldberg is exec producing.

Should the sequel take flight, Cruise would reprise his iconic role as Maverick.

Marks, who wrote Disney’s upcoming version of “The Jungle Book” that Jon Favreau is directing, would be the first writer to work on the script since Peter Craig (“The Town”) wrote a draft in 2012. He hinted about the new assignment in a Tweet on Sunday.

Marks is also writing an adapation of “Federal Bureau of Physics” for Warner Bros. He is repped by CAA, Madhouse Entertainment and Lichter Grossman.

News was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

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  1. IT to IT says:

    STILL MORE –whoe asked for it?– reboots.

    WHO NEEDS IT?

    In fact, WHO needed it in the 80’s?

  2. haz says:

    This,guys previous scripts were stinkers.,Street Fighter is as bad as it gets. I suppose in this decision the lunatics have taken over the asylum!!

    • Hmmm.. says:

      You’re right, “Haz” I’m sure you wrote masterpieces that are left undiscovered while you comment anonymously on comment boards, right?

  3. Mortimer says:

    Good choice. Definitely an adept action/character writer. I heard he once sat through FlyOver Canada as research. This movie will for sure be way better than that. He’s on a highway to your danger zone.

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