Every few weeks I forget we’re getting another Top Gun movie in the form of Top Gun: Maverick, and every few weeks there is a little piece of news that reminds me. While it is an iconic film of the 1980s, it’s not really a film that resonated with me on a personal. Perhaps it’s the one-too-many reprise of the song “Take My Breath Away” that made it difficult for me to take seriously.
But, like it or not, we’re getting a sequel, and while I may not be inclined to be completely interested based on the franchise name alone, some recent comments made by one of the film’s stars Jon Hamm has me at least a little bit interested.
“They’re using some technology on this that is never before seen,” Hamm told Collider. “We’re shooting the movie in, I think, 6K. So it’s incredibly hi-def. The aerial footage is mind-blowing. And it’s mostly practical. There’s not a lot of CG. Those guys are really up in planes and getting thrown around in multiple Gs.”
Given that Joseph Kosinski, the director of Tron: Legacy is behind it, it’s kind of obvious to that they’d be pushing the technical boundaries. I guess that’s kind of Koskinski’s M.O., which is pretty cool. As someone who does like a seamless merging of CG and practical effects, I’m very interested to see how it comes out.
Hamm then discussed the feeling of walking on to a set comparable to the ones on the original 1986 flick:
“It’s a very strange experience but it’s been a wonderful experience as well. It’s basically getting the whole team back together. Unfortunately, [original director] Tony Scott is unavailable, but they’ve achieved a very similar vibe to the first one. I think it’s gonna be, for the people who love the first movie I think it’s gonna’ be very interesting to watch. It very much takes the story in a different direction. But I think for the new fans it’s gonna be something very cool, too. I’ve seen some of the footage, it is out of this world.”
Consider my interest piqued.
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