"Top Gun" sequel in the works: Tom Cruise

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 07: Actor Tom Cruise arrives for the "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" Premiere during day one of the 8th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 7, 2011 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for DIFF) Gareth Cattermole

Tom Cruise arrives for the "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival on Dec. 7, 2011.
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(CBS) Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell may be back flying planes. Tom Cruise says that a "Top Gun" sequel is in the works.

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"We're working on it," Cruise told MTV News about a follow-up to the hit 1986 film. "I hope we can figure this out to do it again."

Cruise said he's talking with director Tony Scott about a plot.

"If we can find a story that we all want to do, we all want to make a film that is in the same kind of tone as the other one and shoot it in the same way as we shot 'Top Gun,'" he said.

"Top Gun," which starred Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards and Meg Ryan, was a success at the box office. It also scored four Oscar nominations, winning best original song for "Take My Breath Away."

Cruise broke the "Top Gun 2" news while in Dubai plugging another film franchise, the latest "Mission Impossible" installment, "Ghost Protocol."

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