Phillip Noyce Peace-Outties On ‘Salt’ Sequel

Wednesday, December 22 by

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Remember this past summer when Salt came out and everyone was super excited and saying things like, “Hey, I just saw Salt for like the fifth time. Probably gonna go back later today and see it again.” Yeah, I don’t remember that happening either. Even so, there are talks of a sequel thanks to Angelina Jolie’s box office appeal overseas. Director Phillip Noyce, however, is all U-S-A! U-S-A!, and won’t return for a sequel. He tells Moviehole:

“Those 3 [alternate] Blu-ray cuts [of the film] represent just about everything I have to offer on Evelyn Salt. If there ever is a sequel, better it’s directed by someone with a completely fresh take on what I believe could be a totally entertaining and complex series of stories.”

Then that someone will title that sequel Mission: Impossible 4. So, with Noyce not willing to stare at Angelina Jolie for sixteen hours a day, what’s next? One project he’s had preliminary talks about is Our Wild Life, the Kenya-based story of wildlife conservationist Dame Daphne Sheldrick. The project was previously known as Elephant Orphanage with Nick Cassavetes attached, but he bailed when he realized that sounded like the name of a movie Brendan Fraser would make. (via The Playlist)

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