SALT 2 With Angelina Jolie In The Works?
Those who saw Angelina Jolie’s summer spy thriller “Salt” would all likely agree that the ending left little the imagination when it comes to the future of the film. The door was quite clearly left wide open for a possible sequel and it appears a majority of the necessary pieces are in place.
“Salt” told the story of Russian spy Evelyn Salt who was implanted in the highest levels of the C.I.A. and whose intentions were not quite clear. Kurt Wimmer, who wrote “Salt,” apparently has a number of ideas that could pick up where the first film left on to keep the spy thriller alive. Director Phillip Noyce has expressed his interest in returning for a sequel though he does have some projects in the works that may need to be worked around. Jolie is also ready and willing to commit to a sequel. She recently finished another spy movie entitled “The Tourist” and has “Maleficent” from Tim Burton lined up, but no other commitments.
The film’s producer, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Sony Pictures however are question marks at this time. Sony is reportedly waiting to see if the film continues to increase its box office gross in the coming weeks as it opens in major markets such as the UK, Germany, and a handful of South American nations. “Salt” has grossed $96 million in the United States, but cost $110 million to produce.
(Source: LA Times Blog)