Salt, Angelina Jolie’s return to the action genre, is approaching the $100 million mark in the US which is a reasonable number given the $110 million budget. Those who have seen it will know there is potential for more films, however Sony wants to see how the film performs in key international territories such as the U.K. and Germany over the upcoming weeks before deciding whether to move forward with a sequel.
From The L.A Times:
Writer Kurt Wimmer has ideas for how to advance the story of the spy thriller, in which Evelyn Salt is a Russian plant in the highest echelons of the CIA who may or may not be working for her home country.
Director Phillip Noyce, for his part, is said to be interested in returning for a new installment. Scheduling and preferences would need to be worked out, however: Though the filmmaker doesn’t officially have a new movie, he is involved with several high-priority development projects.
Angelina Jolie had said that she’s keen to work on a sequel; she has the Tim Burton film “Maleficent” and the big-franchise dreams of Kay Scarpetta waiting in the wings, but no commitment to a new movie now that she’s finished Spyglass’ “The Tourist.”
Salt will probably have to make more than $200 million for Sony to consider a sequel (it is currently on $160 million). Jolie’s latest effort won’t make Wanted or Mr. & Mrs. Smith numbers, but Angelina can still hold onto her action star status.
Would you be up for a Salt sequel?