Peter Craig to Write Top Gun Sequel

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Paramount Pictures has brought aboard The Town screenwriter Peter Craig to draft a sequel to their 1986 hit Top Gun, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter.

The original film was directed by Tony Scott and starred Tom Cruise as Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a young Navy pilot. Late last year Cruise confirmed that he’s been in talks with Scott and producer Jerry Bruckheimer about reprising the role of Maverick.

It was also confirmed last year that the original film is undergoing a 3D conversion and will be re-released theatrically sometime this year.