The scribe, who previously penned the screenplay for The Town with Ben Affleck, will start from scratch on the highly-anticipated project, Variety reports.
X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz were reportedly commissioned to write Top Gun 2 last year, but it is believed that they had not in fact started work on the movie.
Original star Tom Cruise and director Tony Scott will likely be involved in the sequel.
In December 2011, Cruise suggested that he would have "fun" starring in a Top Gun sequel.
The actor previously hinted late last year that a Top Gun sequel was in the works, adding that he would be happy to star in the film if the plot is right.
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Watch the original Top Gun trailer below: