August 24, 2012
Weekly Ketchup: R.I.P. Director Tony Scott
This Week's Ketchup covers movie development news stories about potential roles for James Franco, Brad Pitt and Denzel Washington, the superhero sequels Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall and Thor: The Dark World, remakes of The Rocketeer, Videodrome and the Jack Ryan franchise, as well as a reflection on the impact following the death of one of Hollywood's most successful directors.
August 20, 2012
Tony Scott: 1944-2012
Tony Scott, the British director of such muscular action films as Top Gun, True Romance, and Unstoppable, committed suicide Sunday by leaping from a bridge in Los Angeles. He was 68. As a 16-year-old, Scott starred in his brother Ridley's short Boy and Bicycle. Though he studied to be a painter, Scott was inspired by his brother's success and turned to filmmaking himself, directing a number of commercials before making his theatrical debut with the vampire film The Hunger in 1983. His next film, Top Gun, was a huge commercial hit; the tale of a group of hotshot Navy pilots elevated Tom Cruise to superstardom, spawned a wildly popular soundtrack, and inspired a wave of armed forces enlistees.
September 16, 2011
Weekly Ketchup: Top Gun Taking 3D Flight in 2012
This week's Ketchup sees Hollywood's love affairs with all things 1980s and 1990s continue with rereleases of Ghostbusters and Top Gun and remakes of Highlander and Point Break. There's also news for the Wachowski's next film, comedy high jinx from the South Park guys and Seth Rogen, and new roles for Hugh Grant, Whitney Houston and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
October 27, 2010
Top Gun Sequel Feels the Need for Maverick
Commenting on earlier rumors that the "Top Gun" sequel will only feature a smaller role for Tom Cruise, screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie says "There is no 'Top Gun 2' in which Maverick is not the starring role."
October 25, 2010
Tony Scott Talks Top Gun Sequel
Speaking with HitFix, Tony Scott confirmed he's on board for a "Top Gun" sequel -- and in his words, "I don't want to do a remake. I don't want to do a reinvention. I want to do a new movie."
June 29, 2010
Jerry Bruckheimer Talks Top Gun Sequel
It's been almost 25 years, but talk of a "Top Gun" sequel persists -- and in a new interview with MTV, producer Jerry Bruckheimer says it could still happen.
July 22, 2008
Cruise Ready to Buzz the Tower Again?
There's no way this can possibly be true, but what the heck: British tabloid The Sun is reporting that Tom Cruise is considering starring in a sequel to Top Gun.
June 9, 2008
RT on DVD: Bosomy Boleyn Girls, Jumper, John Adams
As the latest wave of Obamamania sweeps the country, look forward to HBO's Recount...or peek into the past with HBO's John Adams. Also clear your calendar for high-def Top Gun action and get over that crippling shyness with an innovative new DVD from Japan. Whatever you do, make sure you check out this week's new releases!
July 28, 2005
RT Critical Consensus: "Sky High" Soars, "Stealth" Crashes, and Diane Lane and John Cusack Go Dateless
The willing suspension of disbelief is often essential to the moviegoing experience. This week's wide releases provide no such relief. We will be asked to believe that a fighter plane develops its own intelligence (and downloads mp3s -- most likely by such bands as Jet and U2). We will be asked to believe any kid with superpowers would have a rough time in high school. And -- perhaps the greatest stretch -- we are asked to believe that there would be a moment in history in which both Diane Lane and John Cusack would be dateless. Which films do the critics believe you should see?