I said it last week and I’ll say it again: “Knight and Day” is a damn good time at the movies. Some people out there are looking at the $21 million weekend opening as a bad sign. Wrong. “Collateral” opened to $25 million. “Jerry Maguire” to $17 million. “Knight and Day” is going to do just fine and star Tom Cruise won’t just work again, he’ll open a movie again. One that doesn’t have “Mission: Impossible” in the title even.
How about “Top Gun”? The 1986 action-drama was one of the early hot roles for Cruise, and it has long been the subject of sequel talk. MTV’s Josh Horowitz asked producer Jerry Bruckheimer what the possibilities might be at the weekend junket for “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and it sounds as though folks behind the scenes are still talking about it.
“We tried to develop [a sequel] and we couldn’t do it– I was with my partner Don Simpson,” Bruckheimer explained. “And then Tom took it over and he tried to develop something and it never quite happened.” That’s all in the past though. It turns out that “Top Gun” has been the subject of much more recent sequel discussions as well.
“We were recently approached again to start talking about it but, you know, nothing yet,” he continued. “We kicked around some ideas because the aviation community has completely changed since we made the movie a long time ago. So we have to find a way in and how to incorporate the Maverick character into it.”
Do any of you have some ideas for a Maverick-led story set in 2010? I’d like to hear what you think. Share your thoughts in the comments section below!