Salt TV Series in the Works from Sony
Salt TV series in the works from Sony
According to Screen Daily, Sony Pictures Entertainment is in development on a television series remake of the spy hit Salt, which Angelina Jolie headlined in 2010. They are currently pitching the potential Salt TV series to broadcasters and co-production partners at the European Film Market in Berlin.
“We want to bring it to Europe in a completely different way,” said Diego Suarez, senior vice president of international television production at Sony.
The original film, which grossed over $293 million worldwide, starred Angelina Jolie as CIA officer Evelyn Salt who, after being accused of being a Russian spy, goes on the run in an attempt to prove her innocence.
Back in 2011, it was announced that Jolie was expected to reprise her role for a feature sequel, which entered the writing stage with Kurt Wimmer (who wrote the original) drafting, though ultimately nothing came of it. [via ComingSoon]
Salt is a 2010 American action thriller spy film directed by Phillip Noyce, written by Kurt Wimmer, and starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Daniel Olbrychski,August Diehl and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Jolie plays Evelyn Salt, who is accused of being a Russian sleeper agent and goes on the run to try to clear her name.
Originally written with a male protagonist, with Tom Cruise initially secured for the lead, the script was ultimately rewritten by Brian Helgeland for Jolie. Filming took place on location in Washington, D.C., the New York City area, and Albany, New York, between March and June 2009, with reshoots in January 2010. Action scenes were primarily performed with practical stunts, computer-generated imagery being used mostly for creating digital environments.
The film had a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con on July 22 and was released in North America on July 23, 2010, and in the United Kingdom on August 18, 2010. Salt grossed $294 million at the worldwide box office and received generally positive reviews, with praise for the action scenes and Jolie’s performance, but drawing criticism on the writing, with reviewers finding the plot implausible and convoluted. The DVD and Blu-ray Disc were released December 21, 2010, and featured two alternate cuts providing different endings for the film.