Paramount's 'Top Gun' sequel takes shape
Report: Tom Cruise eyed for role, Bruckheimer may produce.
Viacom's Paramount Pictures has made offers to producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott for a sequel to their cult classic "Top Gun," with Christopher McQuarrie eyed to update the script, New York magazine's Vulture blog reported.
David Ellison, the 27-year-old son of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, a trained aerobatic pilot, is a key driver of the project, according to Vulture.
He recently raised $350 million to finance films and struck a first-look deal with Paramount. The first of their film collaborations will be "Mission: Impossible 4," starring Cruise.