Phil Noyce Opts Out Of “Salt” Sequel

Acclaimed Aussie filmmaker Phillip Noyce returned to cinemas this past Summer with the Angelina Jolie spy thriller “Salt”. He now tells Moviehole that if a sequel is going to be made, he won’t be involved:

“Those three [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 its directed by someone with a completely fresh take on what I believe could be a totally entertaining and complex series of stories” says Noyce.

The director is now turning his attention to other projects, one of them being Relativity’s romantic drama “Timeless” which Bill Kelly (“Enchanted”) is writing and Sunil Perkash is producing.

Also “Atonement” scribe Christopher Hampton is currently in negotiations to rework the script for Noyce’s long-gestating passion project – an adaptation of Tim Winton’s “Dirt Music” which Russell Crowe is still attached to star in.