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Top Gun 2 still awaiting take off says Bruckheimer

1 of 1 Bruckheimer with two franchise kings
Bruckheimer with two franchise kings

Director Jerry Bruckheimer says that Tom Cruise is still keen to make a sequel to eighties gung-ho fly boy flick Top Gun.

Speaking to The Guardian newspaper, the man who has had hits with Bad Boys and the The Pirates of Caribbean franchise and who now has a flop on his hands with The Lone Ranger, explained why a sequel hadn't been made so far.

"With Top Gun we just never could crack the story. We tried to develop something, Tom Cruise tried to develop something, Tony Scott [recently] had a way in to it and there was a lot of excitement, but unfortunately we lost him.

"But Paramount still wants to make a sequel, Tom wants to make a sequel. Tony's way in was excellent, and if we can get a good director to agree with it, it could happen."

Bruckheimer also talked about the box office failure of The Lone Ranger, the buddy movie which reunites Pirates' regulars Johnny Depp and director Gore Verbinski.

"The audience tells you what works and what doesn't. It's not quite that simple, but you certainly can gauge when you watch an audience where the things that they aren't embracing come from. So you learn from it.

"You learn more from your failures than you do your successes. If there are things in movies we think we could have done better, you hope to imprint that on the next movie. You learn from the past, from things that might not have worked. And you try not to do it again."

Ho Hum Silver - read Harry Guerin's review of The Lone Ranger.

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