Here is the Saab commercial that got Scott the gig directing Top Gun.
At first, Paramount didn’t even want to produce the original Top Gun screenplay written by Jim Cash and Jack Epps.
Bruckheimer and Simpson pitched Top Gun to the new boss, Ned Tanen, and he gave them the go ahead.
Bruckheimer had been particularly struck by some of the mid-air photographs taken from insight the cockpits of fighter jets.
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