Buzzing: Cruise open to top gun sequel


Hollywood star Tom Cruise said he would be open to reprising his role as pilot Maverick in a sequel to the 1986 action drama Top Gun, which turned him into a major box office draw.

Last month, producer David Ellison was quoted as saying work on a Top Gun 2 screenplay was underway.

"It would be fun. I would like to get back into those jets," Cruise said at the London premiere of his latest film Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation on Saturday.


Over the weekend, Pixels became the fourth original misfire in as many years for Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison production company, generating US$24 million (S$32 million) in North American ticket sales.

The sci-fi comedy, released by Sony and co-financed by LStar Capital and China Film Group, cost about US$90 million to make.

Ant-Man was again No. 1 in North America, with US$24.8 million. Pixels was second, followed by Minions (Universal) with US$22.1 million.


The Comedy Central show Key & Peele, an absurdist sketch comedy that has become known for recurring skits like one in which an "anger translator" expresses emotions on US President Barack Obama's behalf, will end after its current fifth season.

The show won a Peabody Award in 2013 for its riffs on the United States' "racially divided and racially conjoined culture".

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 28, 2015, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe