Salt will not be stopped all right.
Sony Pictures has officially given the go-ahead to develop a sequel to the 2010 summer action hit in hopes of luring Angelina Jolie back to the butt-kicking role as a spy on the run.
A rep for the studio confirmed to E! News that "we are developing" a new installment; however, the spokesperson refused to comment on whether its star was aboard.
But according to Deadline, Salt's scribe, Kurt Wimmer, has been hired to draft a new mission.
The original, directed by Phillip Noyce (Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger), left off with erstwhile CIA agent Evelyn Salt, after having saved the U.S. from a Russian plot to commandeer its nuclear arsenal, seeking revenge against the handlers who betrayed her.
Salt grossed nearly $300 million at the worldwide box office, pretty much making a follow-up a fait accompli. That's good news for Sony, which has been lacking in the franchise department with the exception of an upcoming Men in Black sequel and a Spider-Man reboot now in production.
As for Jolie, she's game to do another if the right script comes along.
"I hope so, for everybody--if they want to see more of Salt," she told MTV News at last year's London premiere when asked about the possibility of reprising the part. "I love doing action. I love to punch things, jump off things and shoot, so I'm lucky I got the job."