Tom Cruise has told Sky News he has Top Gun 2 firmly in his sights – as he picked up a special lifetime film award.

The veteran actor said he was working to “get over some stumbling blocks” and was still in discussions with film-makers.

The actor spoke to Sky’s Richard Suchet on the red carpet at the Empire film awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

He was later honoured with Empire’s Legend of Our Lifetime award, while Arnold Schwarzenegger was given the Action Hero of Our Lifetime award.

Cruise said he was currently working on the next film in the Mission: Impossible series, but a Top Gun sequel was on the horizon.

“With movies, they each have their time – when it’s ready to made. If we can get over some stumbling blocks it will be fun to do,” he added.

Top Gun opened in the US on May 16, 1986. It quickly became a success and was the highest grossing film of the year.

It went on to take an estimated worldwide box office total of £212m ($354m).

source: skynews