"I'm not waiting for a script. I'm going to do my homework. I'm going down to I think it's Fallon, Nevada, down near New Mexico and it's a whole different world now," Tony Scott says. "These computer geeks -- these kids play war games in a trailer in Fallon, Nevada and if we ever went to war or were in the Middle East or the Far East or wherever it is, these guys can actually fly drones. They are unmanned aircraft. They operate them and then they party all night."
Tony Scott recalls, "It was funny, because I was on a plane actually coming back from Vegas, rock climbing in Red Rock, and the guy sitting next to me was all hung over. He must have been in his late 20's and he was one of these kids. He said, 'I partied all night.' And I said, 'What do you do?' 'I work [with unmanned aircraft in] the Air Force.' But they operate these drones like it's war games, but it's for real."
"This world fascinated me, because it's so different from what it was originally," Tony Scott says. "But, I don't want to do a remake. I don't want to do a reinvention. I want to do a new movie."
Top Gun 2 will partially examine the end of the era of fighter pilots.
No production date has been set.