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Top Gun Eyes Picturesque New Mexico

Posted by on October 17, 2011

Is the same distribution hause that brought Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Transformers 1-2, Thor and The Avengers…to the world via New Mexico sets & shoots eying NM for a 25th anniversary sequel to Top Gun?

Whether Paramount is full-throttle on this project or not remains to be seen, however industry bible, Variety reports that X-Men: First Class and Thor writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz have been hired to write Top Gun 2.

Top Gun ’86 director Tony Scott, producer Jerry Bruckheimer (The Lone Ranger) and Maverick himself, Tom Cruise have talked openly about likely involvement in the 21st Century sequel.

Perhaps most notably, Scott is on record as saying, “I’m not waiting for a script. I’m going to do my homework. I’m going down to…Nevada, down near New Mexico and it’s a whole different world now…These computer geeks — these kids play war games in a trailer in Fallon, Nevada and if we ever went to war or were in the Middle East or the Far East or wherever it is, these guys can actually fly drones. They are unmanned aircraft. They operate them and then they party all night.”

But most importantly – location scouting. Here’s an eyeful of Paramount distributed, New Mexico films for the scout’s arsenal…

Bring on the Top Gun, we know Iceman is probably available, and God knows “We’re ready to do business“.

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