'Salt 2' Back on With 'Seven Years in Tibet' Scribe Becky Johnston
Angelina Jolie, as ex-Russian sleeper agent Evelyn Salt, may get to take care of some unfinished business in Salt 2 if the script, being penned by Seven Years in Tibet's Becky Johnston, is to her liking.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Columbia Pictures and Johnston are in talks over having Johnston pen a script that will please Jolie enough that she will commit to the sequel. And with Salt having made nearly $300 million at the global box office, the studio would wants Jolie to commit for another go.
Kurt Wimmer, who wrote the screenplay for Salt, was hired to write the sequel last year, but Jolie reportedly didn't like what he turned in, so the studio went on a search for another writer. After all this time, Columbia settled on Johnston.
Presumably, Salt 2 will pick up where the first movie ended, with Jolie's Evelyn Salt on a hunt for the people who've destroyed her life -- unless the studio chooses to go in a different direction for the sequel, of course.
Jolie's next feature is Maleficent, in which she plays the title character. The movie will tell the tale of Sleeping Beauty from her perspective.
Maleficent will be released in theaters on March 14, 2014.