'Salt' Sequel Happening at Sony Pictures

Kurt Wimmer has started writing the screenplay, while Angelina Jolie is expected to return as CIA agent Evelyn Salt.
Salt sequel moving ahead at Sony Pictures
Salt sequel moving ahead at Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures is moving forward with a sequel to the 2010 action-thriller Salt, with Angelina Jolie expected to reprise her starring role.

The studio has hired Kurt Wimmer, who wrote the original Salt, to write the sequel screenplay. While Angelina Jolie has not officially signed on for the sequel, the actress will likely return if the script comes together in the right way. Back in August, we reported that Angelina Jolie expressed interest in returning for a Salt sequel.

Phillip Noyce directed Salt, although he revealed back in December he would not direct a Salt sequel.

Salt starred Angelina Jolie as a CIA agent who is accused of being a Russian double-agent, which forces her to go on the lam to clear her name. Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and August Diehl also starred in Salt, which grossed over $300 million worldwide.

Salt was released July 23rd, 2010 and stars Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski, August Diehl, Daniel Pearce, Hunt Block, Andre Braugher. The film is directed by Phillip Noyce.



Sources: Deadline

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Comments (18)

  1. JonSpidey07

    I enjoyed the 1st movie
    was action-packed and Angelina made a welcome return from her post-Tomb Raider days
    im anxious to see if this can turn into a successful franchise; its like Jason Bourne with t*ts :p

    3 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  2. Brizzy

    yeah, go ahead and make a completely unnescecary sequel. SOME MOVIES ARE NOT MEANT TO HAVE SEQUELS.

    3 years agoby @BrizzyFlag

  3. HighCaliberINC

    ...couldn't believe this movie made that much money. I always have a tough time with having chicks be the lead bad-ass in a movie. Call it whatever you want, but it's just something that turns me off from the beginning. I remember reading they wanted Tom Cruise for the role originally, but when they couldn't get him they gave it to Jolie instead.. I thought that was super lame, just like the idea of a possible sequel

    3 years agoby @highcaliberincFlag

  4. skywise

    Still havnt seen the original...just not a jolie fan.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  5. Ryan Moran

    nice i love salt

    3 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  6. Nautical

    Boooo!!!

    3 years agoby @nautical05Flag

  7. SomethingMore

    Femalae Bond is back. I just wonder who'llbe next Salt after Jolie

    3 years agoby @SomethingMoreFlag

  8. FilmJabber

    Given that the first movie's primary weak spot was its crappy screenplay, this is not good news.

    3 years agoby @cocabooFlag

  9. Pjwolsker

    i liked how she kicked ass in the White House.. maybe she can kick some more ass in the Capital building

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  10. K.Guy

    WOO!

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  11. Mka47

    weak

    3 years agoby @mka47Flag

  12. ejk1

    The first movie was dull at first, picked up steam, and then ended abruptly. Hopefully, the sequel can start with the same tension the first ended with.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  13. Cheetoboy

    Great, the first one was pretty good, and as long as they bring Jolie back, which obviously I'm sure they will.

    3 years agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  14. Dan

    I'd prefer Jolie to push for her Cleopatra movie instead of this... Salt wasn't that great.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  15. Jfromrepublica

    David Fincher has been working on Sony projects lately. It would be really awesome if he signed on for this after The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

    3 years agoby @jfromrepublicaFlag

  16. RojoDiablo

    With a solid script I see this having a good chance at being a really fun sequel.

    3 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  17. CUPID

    Nice.

    3 years agoby @cupidFlag