Tom Cruise on 'Top Gun 2' and 'MI:5'
MANILA, Philippines - Post-divorce (number 3), actor-producer Tom Cruise is ready to be Ethan Hunt again.
According to a story posted by Moviehole on November 2, Cruise has "moved on to conceiving a 5th Mission: Impossible movie."
“We’re already working on different images. Talking conceptually,” says Cruise. "I’ll make as many [Mission: Impossible movies] as people want to see… because they’re very challenging and so much fun to make.”
According to Young Hollywood, Mission: Impossible 4 - Ghost Protocol became Cruise's biggest hit to date, grossing more than US$600-M at the international box office.
So what of the plans for a Top Gun 2 that Cruise was reportedly planning with director Tony Scott before Scott jumped to his death on August 20?
Moviehole reports that Scott was with Cruise and producer Jerry Bruckheimer the Friday before Scott's death (he died on a Sunday). They were scouting some of the flying machines they might use for the sequel of the 1986 hit.
With Scott gone, Cruise says he’s not sure about the plans for the supposed project, and whether he will still reprise his role as Lt. Pete Mitchell, aka Maverick, he tells Total Film.
Of Scott's death, Cruise said, “That was horrible.
“I love Tony. I mean, what a filmmaker. We were so excited about Top Gun 2. Now we’re just taking a pause, to be honest."
Cruise has another project lined up anyway: a remake of Van Helsing, based on a Marvel character of the same name who kills Count Dracula, that was made into a film in 2004 starring Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale.
Says Cruise in the Moviehole report: “We’re figuring [it] out. Do we make a horror comedy, character comedy? What time period?”
He adds that they are considering going along the path of horror-comedy, like the John Landis classic An American Werewolf in London.
Tom Cruise's next release is the action flick Jack Reacher, where he plays a homicide investigator assigned to a case of a military sniper who shot 5 random victims.
It is scheduled for worldwide release on December 21. - Rappler.com