‘Top Gun: Maverick’ director hoping to replicate his success with Brad Pitt F1 drama

There’s never been any doubts over Joseph Kosinski‘s abilities as a filmmaker, with Tron

Legacy and Oblivion boasting plenty of stunning visuals,

but his narrative capabilities were occasionally called

into question across his first two features, and hard-hitting drama Only the Brave.

However, Top Gun: Maverick has blown those doubts out of the water and into the skies patrolled by Tom Cruise’s title character,

with the long-awaited sequel currently riding an unstoppable wave of critical acclaim and commercial success.

Lightning doesn’t often strike twice, but Kosinski is hoping

he can repeat the trick with his upcoming Brad Pitt racing drama.

Apple won an intense bidding war to land the project, which also boasts Jerry Bruckheimer