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"Top Gun" sequel in the works: Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise arrives for the "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival on Dec. 7, 2011. Getty Images

(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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