Even although Tom Cruise inked a non-exclusive pact at Warner Bros earlier this week, it seems like he’ll proceed to be busy with Paramount for a while. Reports tonight are that Top Gun 3 is in improvement at Paramount with Top Gun:Maverick co-writer Ehren Kruger at present writing a draft.
The phrase is that the venture would reunite Cruise with Maverick‘s Miles Teller and Glen Powell in addition to producers Jerry Bruckheimer and David Ellison. Joe Kosinski, will reportedly both direct or produce.
Cruise is at present capturing Mission: Impossible 8 for Paramount. Also brewing over at Universal is the actor’s outer area film with Nasa. Doug Liman is directing that.
Puck had the information about Top Gun 3 tonight, and so they’re speculating that it may very well be the 3x Oscar nominee’s potential subsequent venture after Mission: Impossible 8. Even with out Top Gun 3, will probably be a problem for Cruise to get something off the bottom at Warners for a few years.
Top Gun: Maverick is the very best grossing film of Cruise’s profession at $1.49 billion. It received one Oscar final 12 months for Best Sound and was nominated for six Academy Awards together with Best Picture.
What’s actually obtrusive in tonight’s information is that Ellison’s Skydance, which is circling to scoop up National Amusements in an all-cash bid, was a producer on Top Gun: Maverick. Deadline first instructed you that Ellison and Red Bird Capital had been kicking the tires on National Amusements. The Shari Redstone-led exhibitor controls almost 80% of Paramount shares and is the gatekeeper for any M&A deal. One of the backers of the present bid by Skydance is Ellison’s father, Oracle founder Larry Ellison per a WSJ report. Ellison co-financed Top Gun: Maverick at 25% and shared in an total internet revenue for the sequel of $391M.
Deadline reached out to Paramount for remark.