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Gutsiest move I ever saw, Mav: 'Top Gun 2' about to take off

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top_gun_maverick_tom_cruise_suited.jpgYou up for hanging with the boys one more time? (No barechested volleyball games required!) Good, because the brains behind a Top Gun sequel look look like they're going to do more than just buzz the tower. Paramount Pictures reportedly has made offers to producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott to follow up on their 1986 action classic.

New York magazine also says Oscar-winning screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects) will update the script. And yes, Tom Cruise will return as Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, albeit in a smaller role -- as a "grizzled Top Gun flight instructor." (Is there any other kind?)

There's no word on a release date yet, and NYMag.com has a bunch of other details on the background of this revitalization. (Blah, blah ... son of Oracle founder is a Top Gun nut ... etc, etc.) Click here to read it all. In the meantime, I feel the need ... the need for ... a top 5 list. Okay, so it doesn't rhyme. I was too close for missles, I'm switching to guns.

TOP 5 TOP GUN QUOTES FROM MINOR CHARACTERS: 

5. Slider: "Crashed and burned! Huh, Mav?"

4. Hollywood: "Gutsiest move I ever saw, Mav."

3. Stinger: "Son, your ego is writing checks your body can't cash."

2. Air Boss Johnson: "That's a negative, Ghost Rider, the pattern is full."

1. Carole: "Take me to bed or lose me forever."

[Last modified: Thursday, October 14, 2010 1:37pm]

    

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