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Tom Cruise challenges military drones in 'Top Gun' sequel

Tom Cruise is making the challenge of his life by taking on drones in a new movie. Business Insider reported on April 2, 2014 that Cruise will compete against military drones in the sequel to "The Top Gun." According to Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer of the 1986 original of this movie, Cruise will compete against robotic drone pilots in the sequel.

 Tom Cruise attends the European premiere of 'Divergent' at Odeon Leicester Square in London, England.
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In this action film we see Cruise fighting to prove that man will always triumph over machine. Bruckheimer has said, "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." It's been 28 years since the original version of this movie hit the theaters with the sequel finally coming closer to reality. Bruckheimer has commented, "We've been trying to get that movie made for 30 years, and I think we're getting closer and closer."

Cruise is intensifying the real life emotional impact of soldiers and others in this era feeling they can be replaced by drones with his lone fight against drones in the sequel to "Top Gun". The original film's director, Tony Scott, came up with this story prior to his death in 2012. Cruise said at the Empire film awards that a "Top Gun" sequel is in active development, reports The Guardian.

It's already generating some good feelings in a lot of people to anticipate seeing Cruise proving people can't really be replaced by drones. The realization of an anticipated strong box office appeal for this movie is likely to show what a significant theme this is for generations of people who want to know if their lives really still have importance in an era wherein high technology interests appear to be ruling the planet. Cruise is a natural for such an action film which has such emotional appeal.

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