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Angelina Jolie’s “Salt” sequel, if it happens, will need new director

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Without giving too much away, Angelina Jolie’s summer spy thriller “Salt” concluded with an open-ended tease that clearly set up a sequel. And now that the film has earned nearly $300 million worldwide, a sequel certainly is a possibility.

But if Sony decides to move ahead with another “Salt” adventure, it likely will have to do so without director Phillips Noyce. He tells Moviehole today in an exclusive interview that he will not return to the franchise if the studio decides to push on.

“Those 3 [alternate] Blu-ray cuts [of the film] represent just about everything I have to offer on Everlyn Salt,” Noyce said. “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.”

Of course, Sony can point to the “Bourne” franchise as an example of a very popular series that began with one director (Doug Liman, in that case) but flourished under someone else’s guidance (Paul Greengrass).

So what do you think? Should Jolie come back for more “Salt” stories? And which director should follow her lead? Interestingly enough, Jolie had success with Liman when they worked on “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” Could he return to a “Bourne”-type franchise with his A-list leading lady and take “Salt” to a whole new level?

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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