Angelina Jolie stars as "Evelyn Salt" in Columbia Pictures' contemporary action thriller SALT.
If you saw Angelina Jolie's CIA thriller from last summer, "Salt," you know this was all but certain to happen. And when the film made nearly $300 million globally, well...
Sony has hired Kurt Wimmer, who penned the first installment, to write a sequel to "Salt," reported Deadline. As for director Phillip Noyce, it would appear he has recused himself from consideration.
“If there ever is a sequel, better its directed by someone with a completely fresh take on what I believe could be a totally entertaining and complex series of stories," Noyce told Moviehole in December.
(And who can blame as he has far bigger, fresher fish to fry--the man is remaking the greatest kickboxing film of all-time, "Bloodsport." More than 20 years later, we still have a hard time believing Forrest Whittaker was in that film.)
Jolie has expressed in interest in doing a sequel if the project is right--here's guessing Sony can think of $20 to $25 millions for her to do it.
As you may recall, "Salt" tore a page out of the Bourne playbook, ending the film with our hero plunging from a perilous height into icy cold waters to face an uncertain fate that was sure to be better than being arrested/interrogated/tortured/killed by the CIA. If Wimmer's smart, he'll tear a page out of the "Lord of the Rings" playbook and open the second film with Jolie in free-fall, ala Ian McKellan at the beginning of "Return of the King."