Nearly 25 years since Maverick so famously "inverted," Tony Scott confirms he is siding up to the director’s seat again to bring us the sequel.
Scott is reteaming with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and possibly Tom Cruise as well.
But, more importantly, we want to know how Scott plans to update the high-flyin' action.
According to HitFix, he's fashioning the plot to reflect the present-day Air Force and the end of the era of fighter pilots.
"This world fascinated me, because it's so different from what it was originally," Scott says.
How is it different? According to Scott, the "kids" in the Air Force now "operate these drones like it's war games, but it's for real... These computer geeks — these kids play war games in a trailer in Fallon, Nevada, and if we ever went to war or were in the Middle East or the Far East or wherever it is, these guys can actually fly drones. They are unmanned aircraft. They operate them and then they party all night."
To prepare for the sequel, Scott is heading to Fallon to do his "homework." But you'll have to relax your need for speed on this one -- it won’t be his next film.