If you’re wondering why Tom Cruise is betting big on Top Gun 2, then you’re not alone. The movie’s sequel is on the horizon, and producer Larry Ellison is looking for an opportunity to make another Top Gun film. In 2011, Larry Ellison launched his own company Skydance Entertainment, which partnered with Paramount to produce the sequel. He was keen to bring back the talented Tony Scott and Tom Cruise to the film, and got them on board to make it. In 2011, Ellison and Bruckheimer met with Cruise at SoHo House and pitched the film to him. The two began scouting locations for the film in Nevada in 2012, and then partnered with Ridley Scott.
Tom Cruise’s strategy
If you are a fan of Tom Cruise, you can make a lot of money betting on his latest movies. The film, Top Gun: Maverick, is expected to gross more than PS83.5 million in the United States, and will likely go on to make more than $1 billion around the world. That would put Tom Cruise on track to become one of the highest-paid actors of all time.
But before the film could debut, Paramount wanted to make a sequel. Suddenly, studio executives were acting more like hedge-fund managers.
Joseph Kosinski’s career
It’s no secret that Joseph Kosinski has worked on big Hollywood projects. Most recently, he directed the sequel to the 1986 film ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ starring Tom Cruise and Jennifer Connelly. The film has been acclaimed for its soundtrack, performances, and aerial stunts. It also has received a nod from the National Film Registry.
The film has had some delays, but Kosinski is confident that the project will eventually be released. He understands why his bosses want the movie in theaters as soon as possible. He is also relying on the talent of others to make the film a hit.
Cruise’s relationship with David Ellison
Tom Cruise’s relationship with producer David Ellison is no secret. They have been developing a movie project together for years. The two have been involved in a number of high-profile projects, including the Coen brothers’ remake of True Grit. In addition, they have partnered on other projects, including the new Terminator trilogy and the upcoming Mission Impossible 5.
While Cruise has worked on a number of indie films, Ellison has also been involved in many Hollywood productions. He co-produced the critically acclaimed “True Grit” and he founded the production company Annapurna. Megan Ellison is also involved in rescuing artistic projects that are too controversial to be released by major studios. For instance, Ellison was behind the release of The Master, a film about scientology that was too taboo for studios to release. In that film, Phillip Seymour Hoffman gave one of his best performances to date.
Cruise’s relationship with Jerry Bruckheimer
During the 1980s, Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson established a template of style over substance. With their films, “Days of Thunder” and “Top Gun: The Last Airbender,” the two producers set a new standard for excess. However, in 1990, the pair hit a wall. During that time, their rivals reveled in their failure to make movies for three years.
While Bruckheimer’s success is still questioned, it is clear that Cruise is a high-profile star with huge budgets. As such, he can still demand what he wants. In fact, Bruckheimer is not a great dealmaker. But his movies do make good money.