Nearly a year after Sony Pictures confirmed they were pondering a sequel to Phillip Noyce's spy thriller Salt, Deadline reports that development has officially launched on the follow-up to the Angelina Jolie vehicle. The actress has already told media outlets that she's interested if the right story comes together and that task has been given to writer Kurt Wimmer, who's currently drafting it out.
Any Salt sequel will be without the guidance of the original's director Noyce. When news first struck last year that the studio was planning another adventure, the helmer quickly passed by saying:
"Those 3 Blu-ray cuts represent just about everything I have to offer on Evelyn Salt," Noyce told Moviehole. "If there ever is a sequel, better its directed by someone with a completely fresh take on what I believe could be a totally entertaining and complex series of stories."
As development continues, the search will be on for a new director to lead the next installment.