What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!

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Briefly: Reported earlier this week by Moviehole, we’ve now got official word via press release that Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, Salt) will direct a Black Hawk Down-style film called Hunter Killer. The source material is a novel called Firing Point by Don Keith and George Wallace. Read More »

Briefly: The creative teams behind Enchanted and Salt are coming together in an unlikely sci-fi pairing. Enchanted scripter Bill Kelly has penned a spec script called Timeless, which Salt director Phillip Noyce is working on a deal to direct. The connective tissue between them is Sunil Perkash, who produced both Enchanted and Salt, and would produce Timeless as well.

Deadline
positions the time-travel script as a sort of sci-fi romance: “A recently wed man loses his wife and discovers after the fact she has left him a fortune. Haunted by an unresolved issue between himself and his wife, the man invests the money to build a time travel device, just to see her one last time.”

No cast is attached at this point. Angelina Jolie is not a part of the film — I’ve merely used a photo of Mr. Noyce on the set of Salt as illustration.

Sequel Talk: Black Dynamite 2 and Salt 2

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Do you want a sequel to Salt? Opinion on the film is decidedly mixed, but without (it seems) a lot of middle ground. I’ve talked to people who like the movie a lot, and dislike it a lot, which might be good enough response to earn a sequel. The film has earned $166m worldwide so far — not a huge return on the $110m production budget, but it’s an Angelina Jolie movie. There’s still money to be made there.

The LA Times says that writer Kurt Wimmer has a sequel idea and that director Phillip Noyce is reportedly interested in a return, as is Angelina Jolie. But the talk seems pretty speculative. Jolie has possible films (Maleficent, the nascent Kay Scarpetta series) and Noyce has possibles like Wenceslas Square and Dirt Music, but nothing firmed up. So if Sony decides it really wants things to be Saltier, then don’t be surprised to see all involved take the easy plunge.

After the break, more theoretical sequel talk as Michael Jai White drops a little Black Dynamite 2 dirt. Read More »

Salt Movie Trailer #2

Sony Pictures has released a new movie trailer for Phillip Noyce‘s thriller Salt on Apple. The film tells the story of a CIA officer Evelyn Salt, played by Angelina Jolie, who is outed as a Russian sleeper spy, and must evade capture by those who are convinced she’s aiming to assassinate the president.

As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt’s efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: “Who is Salt?”

Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.  I’m still not interested in this film despite the talent involved. Seems like yet another movie where Angelina Jolie gets to wear a series of bad wigs / disguises while making use of a new accent. The action sequences don’t look too hot either. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Sony Pictures has released some new production photos from Angelina Jolie as Evelyn Salt in Phillip Noyce‘s thriller Salt in anticipation of the Thursday premiere of the film’s second movie trailer on Apple. The film tells the story of a CIA officer who is outed as a Russian sleeper spy, and must evade capture by those who are convinced she’s aiming to assassinate the president.

As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt’s efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: “Who is Salt?”

If you missed the original trailer release, you can watch it now here. Hit the jump to see the new high resolution production photos.

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Salt Movie Trailer: Angelina Jolie Goes on the Run

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Update: An official domestic teaser trailer has been released online, and is now embedded after the jump. The original story follows.

We’ve seen a few photos of Angelina Jolie in character for her lead role in Salt, the political action thriller that was rewritten for the actress when Tom Cruise bailed on the role. Now there’s an international trailer, straight from Russia. First thought: man, they really do some great lip-matching work when dubbing movies over there! Check the Russian trailer after the jump. Read More »

Third Photo of Angelina Jolie in Salt

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Yesterday, Columbia Pictures released the first two photos of Angelina Jolie as Evelyn Salt in Phillip Noyce‘s thriller Salt. But the photos weren’t much to look at, just Jolie wearing different color wigs. Today the good folks at Columbia Picture have sent me a third (better) photo of Jolie as Salt. Click on the image above to enlarge. The film tells the story of a CIA officer who is outed as a Russian sleeper spy, and must evade capture by those who are convinced she’s aiming to assassinate the president.

First Look: Angelina Jolie in Salt

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Columbia Pictures has released the first two photos of Angelina Jolie as Evelyn Salt in Phillip Noyce‘s thriller Salt. The film tells the story of a CIA officer who is outed as a Russian sleeper spy, and must evade capture by those who are convinced she’s aiming to assassinate the president. The photos aren’t much to look at, just Jolie wearing different color wigs — definitely nothing we haven’t seen before.

Described as Alias meets James Bond / Jason Bourne, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura says the film is “a reality-based spy movie with action set pieces as thrilling as the most crowd-pleasing movies of this genre.” But while the Jason Bourne series asks the question “Who Am I?,”  Bonaventura says “the question of Salt is, ‘We know everything about her, but do we?’ [Her pursuers] have a ton of information to act on, but that’s where they begin to question what is real and what isn’t.” He continues:

“People who think they know the real her may or may not. Those who think they can tell whether she’s in a disguise also may or may not. You’re supposed to be kept guessing. She tells you her agenda, but are you supposed to believe it?”

You can read the whole article on USAToday.com.

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Angelina Jolie Replaces Tom Cruise


Yes, you read the headline correctly. Angelina Jolie has officially replaced Tom Cruise in Philip Noyce‘s upcoming thriller Edwin A. Salt. Kurt Wimmer‘s screenplay follows a CIA officer who is fingered as a Russian sleeper spy, and must eludes capture while proving that someone else is the traitor. The script will be redrafted to account for the gender change, and the project will be retitled (likely with the name of Jolie’s character). In Wimmer’s original draft, Salt is described as an friendly everyman. I’m guessing that this aspect might also change in the Jolie rewrite – I mean, who is going to confuse Jolie for the “everywoman”? The project has been circled by a few big name stars and appeared on the coveted 2007 black list.