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    Angelina Jolie goes on the run after she's accused of being a double agent. (Published Thursday, Mar 11, 2010)

    If you saw Angelina Jolie's CIA thriller from last summer, "Salt," you know this was all but certain to happen. And when the film made nearly $300 million globally, well...

    Sony has hired Kurt Wimmer, who penned the first installment, to write a sequel to "Salt," reported Deadline. As for director Phillip Noyce, it would appear he has recused himself from consideration.

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    Angelina Jolie goes on the run after she's accused of being a double agent. (Published Thursday, Mar 11, 2010)

    “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," Noyce told Moviehole in December.

    (And who can blame as he has far bigger, fresher fish to fry--the man is remaking the greatest kickboxing film of all-time, "Bloodsport." More than 20 years later, we still have a hard time believing Forrest Whittaker was in that film.)

    PopcornBiz Takes Former Spies to See "Salt"

    [FREEL] PopcornBiz Takes Former Spies to See "Salt"
    Guest critics and former CIA Chiefs of Disguise, Tony and Jonna Mendes of the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C., share their thoughts on "Salt." (Published Thursday, Aug 12, 2010)

    Jolie has expressed in interest in doing a sequel if the project is right--here's guessing Sony can think of $20 to $25 millions for her to do it.

    As you may recall, "Salt" tore a page out of the Bourne playbook, ending the film with our hero plunging from a perilous height into icy cold waters to face an uncertain fate that was sure to be better than being arrested/interrogated/tortured/killed by the CIA. If Wimmer's smart, he'll tear a page out of the "Lord of the Rings" playbook and open the second film with Jolie in free-fall, ala Ian McKellan at the beginning of "Return of the King."

    Angelina Jolie Dishes Behind-the-Scenes Dirt on "Salt"

    [NBCAH] Angelina Jolie Dishes Behind-the-Scenes Dirt on "Salt"
    Angelina Jolie gives behind-the-scenes details about the making of "Salt" and talks about why she considers her stunt team as part of her family. (Published Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014)