However, one tidbit of information that has prevented me from hurling my laptop against the wall in frustration is that Peter Craig has been brought onboard for writing duties. One of the best films I have seen is recent years is Ben Affleck’s The Town, which Affleck directed, starred in and co-wrote. A heist movie in a similar vein to Heat, as well as edge of the seat action scenes the film’s narrative was driven by the dramatically evolving relationships between the richly crafted characters. This may sound ambiguous but I don’t want to ruin it for anyone who hasn’t seen it, check it out of you haven’t.
Anyway, I digress – Peter Craig was one of the writers on The Town so given the fact that in different hands the heist drama could have ended up as a cheesy stinker suggests that Top Gun 2 could have something going for it. Regardless of the finished article I’m sure the resulting gross will give Mr. Cruise, who will be reprising his role of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, plenty more to smile about.