The heirs of one of the inspirers of the film Top Gun (1986) filed a complaint Monday against the Hollywood giant Paramount Pictures for copyright infringement, according to court documents. Thirty-six years after Tom Cruise’s hit airplane movie, inspired by an article by Ehud Yonay titled “Top Guns” and published in 1983, Paramount released the sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, at the end of May. Presented in May at the Cannes Film Festival, where Tom Cruise received a Palme d’honneur, the Paramount/Skydance film took off as soon as it was released. It has just ranked in the top 10 of the ten best recipes for a second weekend in the United States and Canada. In their complaint filed with a court in California, Shosh and Yuval Yonay, respectively widow and son of the author, living in Israel, say they reclaimed the story’s copyright in 2020 and accuse Paramount of “deliberately ignoring it.” of 1986, is derived from the author’s story,” according to the complaint. The Yonays seek an injunction to prevent Paramount from distributing the sequel to the film as well as damages of an unspecified amount. These accusations are “baseless” and “we will defend ourselves vigorously,” Paramount said, according to a statement released Monday and quoted in multiple media. Tom Cruise still plays Navy test pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, now a captain, who trains to bomb the uranium enrichment plant of a country considered hostile. release was delayed two years by the Covid-19 pandemic, boasts a solid cast, with Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller and Jon Hamm, while Top Gun veteran Val Kilmer gives a brief appearance as Iceman, a key character in the first installment.