October 15, 2010 / 3:46 AM / in 7 years

Tom Cruise eyed for role in "Top Gun" sequel: report

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Paramount Pictures has made offers to producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott for a sequel to their 1986 feature “Top Gun,” with Christopher McQuarrie eyed to update the script, New York magazine’s Vulture blog reported.

<p>An image of Tom Cruise from the movie "Top Gun" is reflected in a window as people arrive at the Museum of the Moving Image Salute to Tom Cruise in New York November 6, 2007. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton</p>

Tom Cruise is expected to make an appearance as Maverick, the report said.

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 IV,” starring Cruise.

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