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."