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Jerry Bruckheimer Says 'Top Gun 2' Will Pit Tom Cruise Against Drones

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"Top Gun 2" is still happening according to Jerry Bruckheimer, and its plot is as modern as ever. The super producer stopped by HuffPost Live on Friday to discuss his new book, "Jerry Bruckheimer: When Lightning Strikes, Four Decades of Filmmaking," and also explained how the sequel could exist in today's world of warfare.

"We've been trying to get that movie made for 30 years, and I think we're getting closer and closer," Bruckheimer told Ricky Camilleri. "Don [Simpson] and I tried to develop something, we didn't succeed. [Tom] Cruise took over, and he tried to develop something, and he didn't succeed. Now we're back at it."

As Bruckheimer noted, it was Tony Scott, the film's original director, who was able to crack the story before his death in 2012.

"The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones. Cruise is going to show them that they're not obsolete. They're here to stay," Bruckheimer said. "It's just getting to the starting place. Fortunately for Tom, he's very busy, so you have to find a slot he can fit into and get a budget that Paramount feels they can make the picture."

No director is set yet for "Top Gun 2." Watch Bruckheimer discuss the film in the video above. Head here to see the full appearance.

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