It's still not a guarantee that "Top Gun 2" will happen, but it's closer to reality than it's been in a long time.  And according to producer JERRY BRUCKHEIMER, if it happens, it'll be about TOM CRUISE having to prove himself against DRONES.



He says, quote, "The concept is, basically, are the pilots obsolete because of drones?  Cruise is going to show them that they're not obsolete.  They're here to stay."



"Top Gun" director TONY SCOTT actually came up with that concept before he committed suicide in 2012.  Bruckheimer says getting the movie made depends on getting a budget the studio is happy with and finding time in Cruise's schedule.