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'Seven Years in Tibet' Writer Hired to Script New 'Salt' Sequel Draft

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December 10, 2012
Source: Heat Vision

Salt

About a year and a half ago, Salt writer Kurt Wimmer was hired to script a sequel to the action thriller starring Angelina Jolie in a role that was actually reworked for an actress after originally being written for a male lead. However, Jolie was not very impressed with what Wimmer came up with and it was assumed the project was dead since she wasn't going to commit with Wimmer's script. However, it sounds like Columbia is still keen on a sequel as Heat Vision reports they've hired writer Becky Johnston for the sequel. The studio has long wanted a new writer to "reconceive" the script, but Johnston is an odd choice.

Coincidentally enough, Johnston wrote Seven Years in Tibet which starred Jolie's husband Brad Pitt and she also scripted Barbra Streisand's The Prince of Tides. However, more recently Johnston has done work on Wonder Woman (we're not sure if Heat Vision means the failed TV series or a gestating film) and also Brad Bird's earthquake film 1906. Perhaps a female writer will be more in tune with what Jolie wants to see out of a sequel, but I'm not sure that we really need to continue the over the top, unbelievable story that began in Salt. It had some fun action, but it was more than a little ridiculous. What do you think?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/TheChosenPessimist Jon Odishaw
    Salt was an exercise in mediocrity, why the sequel?
  • BinaryChaos
    Awful movie!!! No more...I guess since Skyfall rose again at the box office this weekend they feel there is a sudden interest in spy thrillers to the point they want to bring back this garbage I shouldn't complain though it's not like they are talking about a sequel to "The Tourist".
  • beevis
    soooooo......jolie was ok with the script from the first movie?....because that movie wasn't very good. and, she was ok with the script for "the tourist"?....because that sucked big-time. funny how she, all of a sudden, is worried about scripts.
    • http://www.facebook.com/matt.peloquin.14 Matt Peloquin
      It was a good move for her to bail on the Wanted sequel, that would've just been plain ridiculous.
      • beevis
        i suppose - but, i never did care for "wanted". i tried watching and lost interest half-way through.
        • David Banner
          Maybe you'd like the comicbook.
          • beevis
            i only liked batman, superman, JL, and FF.....that was long ago though.
    • David Banner
      Some great editing in that flick, not sure you spotted that, ?
      • beevis
        editing can't change a bad movie.
  • Rosalee Adams
    I thought she was retiring.........she said if it all went away she would not care. Well, anytime she wants to walk away would be fine with me
  • http://twitter.com/sallyclay Sally Clay
    Sounds interesting
  • Mr.X
    What's the point? Is there anybody besides rabid fans of Angelina Jolie who wants this movie ?
  • castingcouch
    Did the first one really do well enough for a sequel? I'm surprised.
  • JIM
    I WROTE SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET AND SALT YOU VILE, EVIL PIECES OF SHIT!!! YOU WILL BE SUED FOR STEALING MY WORK!!! YOU WILL PAY IN THIS LIFE AND THE NEXT!!!

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