It’s been more than two years since the release of Salt, and yours truly would be shocked (shocked!) if anyone is clamoring for (or ever actually wanted) a sequel. And, yet, THR inform us that as much is still in motion at Columbia Pictures — I forgot about hearing of one, to be honest, though it’s been a while — with a new writer coming in to make up for Kurt Wimmer‘s draft. I know you can’t believe it, either, but a screenplay from the writer of Equilibrium and Ultraviolet happened to not be “up to snuff” for Angelina Jolie.
Now they’ve brought in Becky Johnston, who only recently saw the release of a new film under her penmanship — the Colin Firth- and Emily Blunt-led Arthur Newman — but is best-known for having written Seven Years in Tibet, The Prince of Tides, and Prince‘s classic film Under the Cherry Moon. Her job doesn’t appear to be a simple rewrite, but page-one start that will carry over the events of Philip Noyce‘s 2010 thriller; the version she works from is another question.
In all sincerity, odds say she’ll branch off what was provided in the theatrical cut — the home video release contained a director’s cut and extended cut, each with a different conclusion — especially since that’s what a majority of audiences are coming back from in the first place. But there’s a whole other question of how many people actually remember (let alone enjoyed) the first Salt, and that could be a deciding factor in how far this ends up going.
Is there sufficient reason to make another Salt?
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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