Top Gun 2 Finds a Writer in Justin Marks

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Justin Marks is feeling the need for speed today as The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the screenwriter behind Jon Favreau’s upcoming The Jungle Book has landed a job drafting Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions’ Top Gun 2.

The Top Gun sequel, a follow-up to Tony Scott’s 1986 hit, has been in the works for some time with Tom Cruise interested in reprising his role as United States Naval Aviator Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. Scott was interested in returning to the director’s chair himself prior to his tragic passing.

Marks takes over from Peter Craig, the writer behind Ben Affleck’s The Town, who wrote a previous Top Gun 2 draft.