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Hunter Rider
07-23-2007, 06:01 AM
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=22499

Source: Variety (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117968993.html?categoryid=13&cs=1)
July 22, 2007


Columbia Pictures is in talks with Terry George (Hotel Rwanda, upcoming Reservation Road (http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=16595)) to direct Edwin A. Salt, a Kurt Wimmer-scripted drama that is being developed as a star vehicle for Tom Cruise (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=22499#), reports Variety. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Sunil Perkash are producing.

The studio's hope is for Cruise to play the title character, a CIA officer who is fingered by a defector as a Russian sleeper spy. Salt must elude capture by his superiors and sets out to reunite with his family and prove his innocence.

Cruise has been busy this year making the Robert Redford-directed Lions for Lambs (http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=18953) and the Bryan Singer-directed Valkyrie (http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=20561) for United Artists.

He has been eyeing several other projects for his next film. Another possibility is a remake of the Doris Dorrie-directed German comedy Men, which has director (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=22499#) Todd Phillips attached at Warner Bros.

SoulManX
07-23-2007, 06:32 AM
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=22499

Source: Variety (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117968993.html?categoryid=13&cs=1)
July 22, 2007


Columbia Pictures is in talks with Terry George (Hotel Rwanda, upcoming Reservation Road (http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=16595)) to direct Edwin A. Salt, a Kurt Wimmer-scripted drama that is being developed as a star vehicle for Tom Cruise (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=22499#), reports Variety. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Sunil Perkash are producing.

The studio's hope is for Cruise to play the title character, a CIA officer who is fingered by a defector as a Russian sleeper spy. Salt must elude capture by his superiors and sets out to reunite with his family and prove his innocence.

Cruise has been busy this year making the Robert Redford-directed Lions for Lambs (http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=18953) and the Bryan Singer-directed Valkyrie (http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=20561) for United Artists.

He has been eyeing several other projects for his next film. Another possibility is a remake of the Doris Dorrie-directed German comedy Men, which has director (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=22499#) Todd Phillips attached at Warner Bros.

Is Tommy Boy trying hard for an Oscar or something?

Hunter Rider
07-23-2007, 06:34 AM
Is Tommy Boy trying hard for an Oscar or something?

Well it sounds like a regular thriller and is written by Kurt Wimmer so i'd say no but the director choice says otherwise.

SoulManX
07-23-2007, 06:48 AM
I see...I just notice he is doing a lot of bio pics.

Warhammer
07-23-2007, 08:50 AM
Tom Cruise deserved an Oscar a long time ago.
I hope that he gets one in the next couple of years.

Dark Donnie
07-23-2007, 08:52 AM
Sounds Interesting....he certainly has a full plate

DorkyFresh
07-23-2007, 09:30 AM
he better be careful...he might get type-casted as the super secret spy type. he's already done 3 mission: impossibles. now he's doing Valkyrie and then he's gonna do this...

Hush
07-23-2007, 09:35 AM
yeah but he fits the part well and he is always interesting to watch in these types of movies, plus he is Tom Cruise he wont get type cast. I think he is trying to win his credibility back, which i think he never lost, but good on his part.

scifiwolf
07-23-2007, 09:59 AM
I gotta say, I was curious as to how the United Artists deal would affect his career - it's so hard to picture him away from Paramount - but he's really flourishing, it seems. I'm just hoping that Hardy Men doesn't ruin any credibility he wins back with Lions for Lambs, Valkeyrie, and Edwin A. Salt.

Sava
07-23-2007, 10:12 AM
:up:... sounds good

Cinemaman
07-23-2007, 03:37 PM
Tom Cruise deserved an Oscar a long time ago.
I hope that he gets one in the next couple of years.

Agreed, he should have gotten it for Born On July 4th! :mad:

xwolverine2
07-23-2007, 03:47 PM
yay...kurt wimmer is alive!

Hush
07-23-2007, 04:30 PM
Agreed, he should have gotten it for Born On July 4th! :mad:

I totally agree, that or Jerry Maguire. Maybe even for Interview With a Vampire. That was an amazing movie.

Cinemaman
07-23-2007, 04:34 PM
I totally agree, that or Jerry Maguire. Maybe even for Interview With a Vampire. That was an amazing movie.

Jerry Maguire was very impressive movie, probably one of the best Cruise's films :up:

Well, I thought Interview with the Vampire was nice movie, but some storylines and directon of storytelling disappointed me a bit.

Hush
07-23-2007, 04:35 PM
Jerry Maguire was very impressive movie, probably one of the best Cruise's films :up:

Well, I thought Interview with the Vampire was nice movie, but some storylines and directon of storytelling disappointed me a bit.

True, on vampire, still though his performance was just awesome ecspecially at the end when he pops up on Christian Slater. Damn I need to watch it again.

Cinemaman
07-23-2007, 04:41 PM
^^^

Agreed :)

Hunter Rider
12-19-2007, 02:36 PM
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=40336

Berg to Helm Cruise in Edwin A. Salt?
Source: Entertainment Weekly (http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2007/12/pete-berg-to-di.html)
December 19, 2007


Entertainment Weekly (http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2007/12/pete-berg-to-di.html) reports that Columbia Pictures is eyeing the studio's Hancock (http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=17162) directorhttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/4.gif (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=40336#) Peter Berg to helm Edwin A. Salt, the Kurt Wimmer-scripted dramahttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/1.gif (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=40336#) that is being developed as a star vehicle for Tom Cruise.

According to the magazine, Columbia hopes to get the movie into production by March to avoid any interuptions due to the potential actors strike. The two parties have yet to start negotiations.

In the film, Edwin A. Salt is a CIA officer who is fingered by a defector as a Russian sleeper spy. Salt must elude capture by his superiors and sets out to reunite with his family and prove his innocence.

Dark Donnie
12-19-2007, 02:37 PM
:up: to Berg....I still need to see The Kingdom :(

Solid choices by Cruise

SWAT
12-19-2007, 02:43 PM
Looking forward to this. Read some good things about the script.
With Berg at the helm and Cruise infront, this could be a great movie.

RockSP
12-19-2007, 03:07 PM
I see...I just notice he is doing a lot of bio pics.

:huh:

What bio pics?

The only one I can think of is Born on The Fourth of July but that was a long time ago.

Hunter Rider
01-03-2008, 03:54 AM
http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2007/12/21/confirmed-peter-berg-will-direct-dune-talking-with-tom-cruise-about-edwin-a-salt/

Meanwhile, Berg also confirmed that even before “Dune,” he’s likely to direct Tom Cruise in his next film. Berg called the script about a CIA agent on the run after being accused of being a spy “great” and “a great role for Tom.”


Berg described the story as an “action thriller” and that “the audience is trying to figure out whether this character is good or bad. He’s claiming one thing and we’re not sure up until the very end.”


When asked if he’s met with Cruise himself yet, Berg said “we’ve been talking.”

Hunter Rider
07-01-2008, 05:56 AM
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=46445

Phillip Noyce to Direct Edwin A. Salt
Source: Variety (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117988334.html?categoryid=13&cs=1)
July 1, 2008


Phillip Noyce is negotiating to direct Edwin A. Salt (http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=40338), the Kurt Wimmer-scripted drama that Columbia Pictures has been developing as a star vehicle for Tom Cruise, reports Variety.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Sunil Perkash are producing.

The Australian helmer and Cruise had been mentioned as possible participants in the Warner Bros. drama The 28th Amendment, but recently their focus shifted to "Salt." The drama casts Cruise as a CIA officer who's accused by a defector of being a Russian sleeper spy. He must elude capture long enough to clear his name.

Though he hasn't firmly committed, Cruise has stayed with the film as Wimmer wrote drafts for directors Terry George and then Peter Berg before each ankled.

Dark Donnie
07-01-2008, 08:11 AM
Would have preferred Berg....not a bad choice though. I hope 28th Amendment doesn't go away though.

nite-owl
07-01-2008, 09:12 AM
:huh:

What bio pics?

The only one I can think of is Born on The Fourth of July but that was a long time ago.

Valkyrie is the other bio pic Cruise has done I can't think of any others.

Hunter Rider
07-01-2008, 03:24 PM
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/37301

Sava
07-01-2008, 04:51 PM
love Noyce, Catch a Fire was brilliant.

Boom
07-01-2008, 04:56 PM
I bet Cruise is feeling salty.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Kill me.

Hunter Rider
07-18-2008, 06:03 PM
http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/892/892113p1.html

Cruise Un-Salted
Star reportedly won't topline Noyce thriller.
by Jim Vejvoda (http://movies.ign.com/email.html)


US, July 18, 2008 - Tom Cruise will reportedly no longer star in the Columbia Pictures thriller Edwin A. Salt, which Phillip Noyce will direct (http://movies.ign.com/articles/885/885472p1.html) from a script by Kurt Wimmer.

Fox 411 (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,385542,00.html#1) columnist Roger Friedman claims that "Cruise is out, and I'm told it's because of money. Apparently, Tom is unaware of the change in his status in the Hollywood community. Where once he was the top-paid star, Cruise now is in a position where a $20 million salary is not possible. I'm told an internal memo went around among the film's producers and top creators in which the Cruise situation was discussed and names were gathered for a replacement."

Edwin A. Salt revolves around a CIA officer who's accused of being a Russian spy. He then faces a race against time to elude the authorities, clear his name and rescue his family.

Dark Donnie
07-18-2008, 06:18 PM
:csad: Wonder who will replace?

Dark Donnie
07-19-2008, 09:22 AM
...


Cruise Still Set for Edwin A. Salt
Source: Moviehole
July 19, 2008


Fox News' Roger Friedman is reporting that Tom Cruise is set to be replaced by Will Smith in the Phillip Noyce drama, Edwin A. Salt. The problem is, it's not true.

Moviehole reports: "We can confirm that this isn't true - none of it. High-ranking contacts within the production tell us - and we quote - "The studio, producers, director and potential star (Cruise) are all waiting on a rewrite of the script from Kurt Wimmer, which is due in a few weeks. Will Smith has not been approached to star. Cruise is the only actor who has been approached."

The Columbia Pictures release is about a CIA officer who is fingered by a defector as a Russian sleeper spy. Salt must elude capture by his superiors and sets out to reunite with his family and prove his innocence.

Cinemaman
07-19-2008, 01:51 PM
Edit

Gotham
07-19-2008, 02:04 PM
I would have liked to have seen what Smith could have brought to the role, but since Cruise is still attached, I'm very excited. Could be a big role for him.

Gotham
08-11-2008, 08:17 PM
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.

Link: http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/08/11/angelina-jolie-replaces-tom-cruise/

I didn't expect this coming. Could be an interesting change, though.

Apollo
08-11-2008, 08:19 PM
what a greedy bum..

Hunter Rider
08-11-2008, 08:27 PM
*speechless*..........:dry:

Hunter Rider
08-11-2008, 08:29 PM
what a greedy bum..

Who ? :huh:

Dark Donnie
08-11-2008, 09:59 PM
Wtf!!!! Wonder what the hell happened.....

Why re-write the script for a woman...Wasn't the script the best part?

Dark Donnie
08-11-2008, 10:09 PM
Who ? :huh:

A reference to Cruise im guessing.

Apollo
08-11-2008, 10:09 PM
^ yea

Dark Donnie
08-11-2008, 10:11 PM
I'm pretty sure the salary rumors were false.....not 100% though.

Hunter Rider
08-11-2008, 10:22 PM
^ yea

How is it greedy to expect your salary ? plus not one article on this change has said it has anything to do with money, Cruise apparently wasn't happy on how it was shaping up and moved on, the studio was in a panic until Jolie showed interest. If they were panicking they would do what studios do, throw money at the problem, so clearly not a factor in Cruise choosing to leave the film.

Gotham
08-11-2008, 10:25 PM
http://www.moviehole.net/200814779-jolie-replaces-cruise-for-salt

According to Moviehole, the film is now called "Edwina A. Salt". I'm not sure if they're joking.

Dark Donnie
08-11-2008, 10:27 PM
I hope and pray there joking.....it sounds like a bad Wayans Bros joke. :csad:

Hunter Rider
08-11-2008, 10:32 PM
Haha! That title actually went through my mind to put in my first post about this change.

Gotham
08-11-2008, 10:39 PM
I think Will Smith wouldn't have been a bad replacement. I mean, Angelina Jolie is an interesting choice...

Dark Donnie
08-11-2008, 10:41 PM
I would have been fine with that...I'm not a big fan a re-write especially going from Male to Female...

Gotham
08-11-2008, 10:42 PM
I would have been fine with that...I'm not a big fan a re-write especially going from Male to Female...

I'm interested to see how they switch around all the storylines.

Dark Donnie
08-11-2008, 10:44 PM
Hollywood Reporter
Tom Cruise: Food Fight!!!!!!
Mon, 11 August 2008 at 9:32 pm

Since passing off his role in Edwin A. Salt to Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise is rumored to be joining the warmhearted comedy Food Fight.

The 46-year-old actor would play the role of a snooty New York chef who is forced to cook meals at a school cafeteria, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Tom’s move to genre of comedy comes after his much buzzed-about, movie-stealing performance in Tropic Thunder, in which he plays a fat, bald, over-the-top studio exec. The film opens in theaters everywhere this Wednesday, August 13.
Words can't describe :csad:

I'm interested to see how they switch around all the storylines.
I guess if there is one female that could be kick ass and pull it off it is Angelina Jolie....the decision is just so abrupt. I'm sure there has to be alot of little tinkering.

Gotham
08-11-2008, 10:50 PM
Kurt Wimmer has a long month or two ahead of him.

And I'm still surprised that Tom Cruise left. The story, character... all sounded so akin to him as an actor.

Hunter Rider
08-11-2008, 10:51 PM
:dry:.......I guess that needs it's own thread.....I can barely contain my excitement......

Dark Donnie
08-11-2008, 10:56 PM
Kurt Wimmer has a long month or two ahead of him.

And I'm still surprised that Tom Cruise left. The story, character... all sounded so akin to him as an actor.
That's really what my feelings were as well...plus he's been attached so long, it sucks to see it fall apart.

:dry:.......I guess that needs it's own thread.....I can barely contain my excitement......

Yeah, I really can't see him doing that, but I could be wrong....

Gotham
08-12-2008, 11:41 PM
http://www.moviehole.net/200814818-edwin-a-salt-a-franchise

A franchise? This is more interesting by the day.

Dark Donnie
08-14-2008, 10:19 AM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26180493/from/id/26183284

Angelina Jolie might be many things, but she is not a “replacement” for Tom Cruise in the upcoming spy thriller “Edwin A. Salt,” as many outlets have reported.

According to a source close to the film, the studio did want Cruise in the lead role, but the actor passed.

“This story about Jolie taking over is completely false ... this started with an inaccurate report months ago that said (Cruise) was taking the role,” says the source. “They courted him for almost a year for this movie. He considered it but passed.”

The source says a legitimate announcement about Cruise’s next film could come sooner rather than later. “He’s been offered many roles in the past few months. We’re sure to see news about the next project soon.”

Hunter Rider
08-14-2008, 10:23 AM
:huh: What is going on with this project.

Dark Donnie
08-14-2008, 10:27 AM
It's very strange.....

Gotham
08-14-2008, 12:03 PM
I don't know, but I don't think Variety would announce Angelina joining the film had it not had some truth to it.

Hunter Rider
09-09-2008, 06:56 PM
http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/908/908719p1.html

Jolie Running Out of Salt?
IGN has the scoop on the espionage thriller.
by Jim Vejvoda (http://movies.ign.com/email.html)


US, September 9, 2008 - IGN Movies has learned from a trusted source that Oscar winner Angelina Jolie may not star in the Columbia Pictures espionage thriller Edwin A. Salt after all.

Jolie replaced Tom Cruise (http://movies.ign.com/articles/898/898047p1.html) as the lead in the Phillip Noyce-directed project, which would have required the script to be retooled to accommodate the gender change for the main character -- a CIA agent accused of being a Russian defector. The title would also have to be changed.

We've been informed that Jolie may have to drop out due to the needs of her newborn twins and thus might not be able to meet the picture's start date. While it's not official yet, Jolie's departure from Salt certainly appears likely.

If Jolie does indeed drop out of the project then the studio is expected to go back out to male stars for the title role. Columbia is said to be committed to making the movie, which aims to begin filming in February.

Gotham
09-09-2008, 07:16 PM
So they would change the screenplay around again for a male star? I'm confused. :huh:

fu manchu
09-09-2008, 07:18 PM
isn't it time to change the title of this thread, since Cruise is no longer involved with this movie?

Cinemaman
09-12-2008, 10:38 AM
^^^

But what if he decided to come back?

fu manchu
09-12-2008, 12:58 PM
^^^

But what if he decided to come back?

i think it about be safe to just call it Edwin A. Salt. And apparently, according to this article, he didn't seem interested with it all.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26180493/from/id/26183284

Cinemaman
09-14-2008, 12:32 PM
i think it about be safe to just call it Edwin A. Salt. And apparently, according to this article, he didn't seem interested with it all.

I just wonder what a script it is, if so many people firstly run to star in it and then quickly leave it alone on a shelf.

Gotham
09-24-2008, 09:55 AM
Update : An official source tells us that the new name of the movie is simply, "SALT".

Despite reports that she was no longer attached, Moviehole has confirmed that Angelina Jolie has now officially signed onto Phil Noyce's "Edwin A. Salt" - or is it "Edwina A. Salt"?. Pre-production has commenced, with a projected shoot date of February 16th, 2009.


The fictional film centers on a CIA officer who is fingered as a Russian sleeper spy. She eludes capture by superiors who are convinced she is out to assassinate the president. While trying to reunite with her family, she struggles to prove someone else is the traitor.

Source: http://www.moviehole.net/200815735-jolies-a-lock-for-salt

I like the new name. :up:

Alien Anal
09-24-2008, 10:05 AM
he studio's hope is for Cruise to play the title character, a CIA officer who is fingered by a defector as a Russian sleeper spy

whats that bit all about

Dark Donnie
11-18-2008, 01:10 AM
Angelina Jolie has confirmed that she will replace Tom Cruise in the espionage thriller Edwin A. Salt.

Asked in an interview with BBC Radio on Monday about her next film project, she said, "I'm working on a film called Salt. And it's with [Bone Collector director] Phillip Noyce. And that's it."

Look back at Angelina Jolie's famous on-screen roles.

It had first been reported in August that Jolie was in talks for the role after Cruise dropped out. Writers had reworked the lead character -- a CIA officer falsely accused of being a Russian agent -- to be female.

In a separate BBC News interview last week, Jolie said she returns to work in February in February, but after that, she won't work for a year.

"I like being home a lot," the mother of six said. "First and foremost, I have a lot of children, and I need to make sure they're growing right and they've got us there for them."

See cute photos of Angelina Jolie and her kids.

She said she plans to "fade away" from acting in the years to come.

Said the star, "I'm not so worried that I want to keep this pace up and try to be something and be a celebrity."


http://www.usmagazine.com/news/angelina-jolie-confirms-she-will-replace-tom-cruise-in-spy-flick

Gotham
02-18-2009, 10:39 AM
And now Liev Schreiber is up for a role in the film:

UPDATE ! A small update on yesterday's "Liev joins SALT story". We now have details of his character : He'll be playing Ted Winter, Evelyn Salt's friend and colleague in the CIA.

Liev Schreiber is in talks to join Angelina Jolie in the action-thriller "Salt".

The movie, which starts filming next month in New York City, sees Jolie play the title character, a CIA officer who’s accused by a defector of being a Russian sleeper spy and must elude capture long enough to establish her innocence.

We're told Schreiber, next seen in "X-Men Origins : Wolverine", is up for a "major role" in the picture.

The film reunites Jolie with her "Bone Collector" director Phillip Noyce.Source: http://www.moviehole.net/200917770-schreiber-eyes-salt

Hunter Rider
02-18-2009, 10:05 PM
^^^ Good addition, glad to see him getting more high profile roles.

scifiwolf
02-18-2009, 10:14 PM
I'm thinking a title change for this thread is long overdue. ;)

Hunter Rider
02-18-2009, 10:18 PM
Indeed Sir ^^^^^ :D

Hunter Rider
02-19-2009, 09:38 PM
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=53004

Liev Schreiber Joins Jolie in Salt
Source: ComingSoon.net
February 18, 2009


Variety has confirmed a Moviehole (http://www.moviehole.net/200917770-schreiber-eyes-salt) scoop that Liev Schreiber (upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine (http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=15161)) is in talks to star opposite Angelina Jolie in the spy thriller Salt (http://www.comingsoon.net/films.php?id=40338) for Columbia Pictures. Moviehole (http://www.moviehole.net/200917812-chiwetel-ejiofor-for-jolies-latest) also says that Chiwetel Ejiofor has joined the cast.

The story centers on Evelyn Salt, a CIA officer who is fingered as a Russian sleeper spy. She eludes capture by superiors who are convinced she is out to assassinate the president. While trying to reunite with her family, she struggles to prove someone else is the traitor.

Schreiber will play Salt's boss and friend on the Russian desk at the CIA.

The Phillip Noyce-directed film begins shooting next month in New York.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Sunil Perkash are producing; Ric Kidney and Mark Vahradian executive produce.

Hunter Rider
02-23-2009, 10:58 PM
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118000491.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Chiwetel Ejiofor joins Noyce's 'Salt'
Jolie, Schreiber co-star in spy thriller

Chiwetel Ejiofor (http://www.variety.com/profiles/people/main/47422/Chiwetel%20Ejiofor.html?dataSet=1) will star with Angelina Jolie (http://www.variety.com/profiles/people/main/30702/Angelina%20Jolie.html?dataSet=1) and Liev Schreiber (http://www.variety.com/profiles/people/main/33220/Liev%20Schreiber.html?dataSet=1) in "Salt," (javascript:zodInfuser.FillDescriptions('"Salt."') ;) the Phillip Noyce (http://www.variety.com/profiles/people/main/30937/Phillip%20Noyce.html?dataSet=1)-directed Columbia Pictures (http://www.variety.com/profiles/Company/main/2008136/Columbia%20TriStar%20Motion%20Picture%20Group.html ?dataSet=1) spy thriller.

Ejiofor will play Peabody, a young CIA agent who works for Winter (Schreiber), the mentor of Evelyn Salt (Jolie), an agent fingered as a Russian sleeper spy. With Peabody in hot pursuit, she must clear her name and figure out the identity of the real spy.


Pic begins production next month in Gotham.


Lorenzo di Bonaventura (http://www.variety.com/profiles/people/main/47298/Lorenzo%20di%20Bonaventura.html?dataSet=1) and Sunil Perkash (http://www.variety.com/profiles/people/main/30936/Sunil%20Perkash.html?dataSet=1) are producing, and Ric Kidney (http://www.variety.com/profiles/people/main/44882/Ric%20Kidney.html?dataSet=1) and Mark Vahradian (http://www.variety.com/profiles/people/main/30785/Mark%20Vahradian.html?dataSet=1) are exec producers. Kurt Wimmer (http://www.variety.com/profiles/people/main/33699/Kurt%20Wimmer.html?dataSet=1) wrote the script.


Ejiofor just worked for Col, starring in the Roland Emmerich (http://www.variety.com/profiles/people/main/29759/Roland%20Emmerich.html?dataSet=1)-directed "2012." He last starred in the David Mamet (http://www.variety.com/profiles/people/main/29458/David%20Mamet.html?dataSet=1)-directed "Redbelt" for Sony Pictures Classics (http://www.variety.com/profiles/Company/main/2014713/Sony%20Pictures%20Classics.html?dataSet=1).

scifiwolf
02-24-2009, 06:37 AM
Glad to see production for this is ramping up. It seems like there are quite a few good projects getting ready to jump in front of a camera in the next month or so.

Hunter Rider
03-03-2009, 07:15 AM
First Look at Angelina Jolie in (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=53393)Salt (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=53393)

http://i42.tinypic.com/2r389xs.jpg

http://i44.tinypic.com/34sfcjs.jpg

MiniBond
03-03-2009, 09:16 AM
First Look at Angelina Jolie in (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=53393)Salt (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=53393)

http://i42.tinypic.com/2r389xs.jpg

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I definitely prefer her as a brunette :woot:

CelticPredator
03-03-2009, 09:49 AM
Hey, its UltraViolet....again...:hehe:

Crook
03-03-2009, 10:51 AM
First Look at Angelina Jolie in (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=53393)Salt (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=53393)

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Hm. Looks scrumptious.

I'm wondering how this thriller (?) will fare in comparison to her other action-oriented roles. It seems she's the only consistent bad-ass chick in Hollywood, yet at the same time she's criticized because the movies and roles themselves are too shallow.

Hopefully this will break the trend. Synopsis alone is intriguing, albeit derivative of the genre.

Crook
03-03-2009, 12:16 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2009-03-02-salt-first-look_N.htm
By Anthony Breznican, USA TODAY
The most recognizable woman in the world is going undercover.
Angelina Jolie begins work today on Salt, a spy thriller about a rogue CIA operative who tries to clear her name after she is accused of being a Russian sleeper agent — perhaps falsely, perhaps not.

Among the many different looks she has in the film are a soft-looking, all-business blonde and a raven-haired femme fatale who easily could be concealing a dagger or a gun.

Which is the real Salt? That's what filmmakers say is the central mystery.

"She's a character you never know," says Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who also produced Transformers and the upcoming G.I. Joe. "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.

Jolie's character, Evelyn A. Salt, originally was called Edwin A. Salt, back when the role was intended for Tom Cruise, who dropped out last summer. Jolie is a proven action star after the Tomb Raider movies, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Wanted, but di Bonaventura says it wasn't as simple as changing "he" to "she" in the script.

"I had no idea how complex it would be," he says. "We had to rethink the whole notion of how a man vs. a woman operates in the business world, in personal relationship and in friendships."

The film co-stars Liev Schreiber (Defiance) as Winter, her ally and supervisor in the CIA's Russia office, and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Children of Men) as Peabody, a counterintelligence officer who tries to take her down.

Salt is being directed by Phillip Noyce, who made the 1990s-era Jack Ryan films with Harrison Ford, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger.

He promises Salt will be "a reality-based spy movie with action set pieces as thrilling as the most crowd-pleasing movies of this genre."

Comparisons are inevitable. Salt recalls TV's Alias, with its female action hero donning multiple disguises. It also will be measured against the current spy-movie trendsetters: the Daniel Craig reboot of James Bond and Matt Damon's Jason Bourne films.

Di Bonaventura says Salt is different because the character is trying to hide truths about herself rather than discover them. "The question of Jason Bourne is 'Who am I?' " he 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."

Salt shoots in Washington and New York City. It opens in 2010.

Nivek
03-03-2009, 12:47 PM
Hopefully she will not be as stick thin as she was in Wanted.

Hunter Rider
03-04-2009, 01:02 PM
Third Photo of Angelina Jolie in (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=53444)Salt (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=53444)

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mclay18
03-04-2009, 02:41 PM
I really like the first pic of Jolie in Salt. Reminds me of Camilla Belle in Push, which is never a bad thing.

Hunter Rider
03-07-2009, 08:23 PM
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Angelina Jolie is Pennsylvania Avenue Pretty

Angelina Jolie is hard at work on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C., filming her new spy thriller Salt on Thursday.

“She’s having a lot of fun and joking on set with the stunt double. She’s in a great mood and was laughing with [co-star] Liev Schreiber in between takes,” a spywitness tells OK!. “There were some fans who were watching her shoot and she was waving to them.”

The source adds, “She’s been filming a sprint scene this morning where she runs down the street and before she ran, she runs in place to get warmed up. She was doing all of the stunts herself but her stunt double was walking her through everything.”

March 5, 2009

http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/03/06/an...ylvania-avenue/ (http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/03/06/angelina-jolie-pennsylvania-avenue/)

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Nina7
03-07-2009, 09:08 PM
She looks so thin. Her legs look like twigs, even in her jeans. Her disguise above looks like "cancer patient currently undergoing chemo." She needs to get back to a healthy weight if she wants to look believable in an action thriller. I could barely look at her in Wanted.

mclay18
03-12-2009, 03:38 PM
According to Box Office Mojo, Salt will be released nationwide on July 23, 2010. Guess it'll be counterprogramming against Inception's second weekend at the B.O..

Hunter Rider
03-13-2009, 10:28 PM
Not surprised to see this is aiming for a summer blockbuster spot.

xwolverine2
03-13-2009, 10:38 PM
that woman looks good in everything

Hunter Rider
03-14-2009, 12:36 AM
http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/03/12/angelina-jolie-scales-walls/

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Jolie_Desastre
03-14-2009, 12:43 AM
whoa :wow:

Dark Donnie
03-18-2009, 09:45 PM
New Pics (http://justjared.buzznet.com/tags/angelina-jolie/)

Hunter Rider
03-19-2009, 12:58 PM
New Pics (http://justjared.buzznet.com/tags/angelina-jolie/)

:up: Wonder why she is covered in dust and dirt.

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Pyrox
03-19-2009, 01:00 PM
I hated how she looked as a blond last time a movie had her as one...but she's actually pulling it off very nicely in these shots

Hunter Rider
03-21-2009, 09:53 AM
http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/03/20/angelina-jolie-salt-dust/


Angelina Jolie is Seasoned Salt

Angelina Jolie is draped in dust and appears to reach for a police officer’s gun while she continues to film on location on Wednesday afternoon (March 18) in midtown Manhattan, NYC.

Salt has been filming outside the courtyard of St Bart’s Church where Angelina has been playing raven-haired femme fatale Evelyn A. Salt.

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Hunter Rider
04-09-2009, 10:15 AM
http://justjared.buzznet.com/2009/04/08/angelina-jolie-is-poncho-pretty/

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Octoberist
04-09-2009, 10:39 AM
for being..what 32..she isn't age as well as she should~

Two-Face
04-09-2009, 04:14 PM
I can't wait for this movie.

Hunter Rider
04-27-2009, 12:25 PM
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=54872

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xwolverine2
04-27-2009, 06:30 PM
damn... looking at those pics with her in black hair... she would have made an amazing elektra

Hunter Rider
06-01-2009, 12:23 PM
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=55950

Looks like they were filming a car chase.

KenK
06-01-2009, 12:37 PM
I can't wait for this movie. Looks really cool.

Hunter Rider
06-22-2009, 07:50 PM
Phillip Noyce Talks Salt Gender Change (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=56489)

Hunter Rider
11-04-2009, 10:42 AM
SALT - FIRST LOOK RUSSIAN TRAILER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPzo1G0raE4)

Nivek
11-04-2009, 10:49 AM
Thanks Hunter!

Crook
11-04-2009, 10:55 AM
SALT - FIRST LOOK RUSSIAN TRAILER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPzo1G0raE4)
Ehhh...

I don't know if it's because she's past her prime, or she's so skinny now, but Jolie doesn't seem as athletic and naturally fitting for action scenes as she once was. :csad:

What in the WORLD was up with that retarded step-off-the-wall-punch? It's bad enough that it's an extra move to punching someone, but it was half-assed. :funny:

KenK
11-04-2009, 11:00 AM
But I love "Step-off-the-wall" punches!

EDIT: I love that the Russian spelling for "Salt" looks like "COAT"!!! Now THAT'S a movie I wanna see!

But I actually thought the trailer was pretty nice, in general. I've been wanting to see Angelina in more action films, and she's still young enough to pull 'em off. I wonder who's idea it was to flat out change the character's gender when Cruise dropped out of the film.

Nivek
11-04-2009, 11:02 AM
Past her prime? She's under 35! Plus I just see some bad fight choreography, but that's just from how it was edited.

AlteredEgo
11-04-2009, 11:06 AM
Ehhh...

I don't know if it's because she's past her prime, or she's so skinny now, but Jolie doesn't seem as athletic and naturally fitting for action scenes as she once was. :csad:

What in the WORLD was up with that retarded step-off-the-wall-punch? It's bad enough that it's an extra move to punching someone, but it was half-assed. :funny:haha, yeah, i thought most of it looked alright, but that last bit made me crack up. :hehe:

Hunter Rider
11-04-2009, 11:09 AM
Hard to judge without hearing the dialogue but it looks like a slick Alias/Mission Impossible style espionage thriller, I am glad it's not a "Bourne with boobs" style, the action and production values look pretty good though IMO.

Crook
11-04-2009, 11:53 AM
Past her prime? She's under 35! Plus I just see some bad fight choreography, but that's just from how it was edited.
Well, it is possible to be sluggish and unfit at 35. You're right, it was the bad choreography. At the same time, she still looks likes a stick and it takes away from the nature of her character a bit.

Hard to judge without hearing the dialogue but it looks like a slick Alias/Mission Impossible style espionage thriller, I am glad it's not a "Bourne with boobs" style, the action and production values look pretty good though IMO.
I almost wish it was Bourne-ish. :o

Damon has never struck me as being built for that genre, but his straight up ruthlessness and finesse made him one of the best action turns I've seen in recent memory. You actually felt like he was born for it.

More people in the genre should look up to that commitment, instead of relying on the camera and story to big them up.

Hunter Rider
11-04-2009, 12:00 PM
I almost wish it was Bourne-ish. :o

Damon has never struck me as being built for that genre, but his straight up ruthlessness and finesse made him one of the best action turns I've seen in recent memory. You actually felt like he was born for it.

More people in the genre should look up to that commitment, instead of relying on the camera and story to big them up.

I was meaning the lack of shaky cam and pseudo 70's grit.

Crook
11-04-2009, 02:09 PM
US trailer version:

http://movies.yahoo.com/premieres/16466457/standardformat

BloodyWolverine
11-04-2009, 02:12 PM
My problem with her action movie attempts is that she plays the same character. Which make me feel tired seeing her act in them. In my opinion Famka Janssen would been better in Salt.

Crook
11-04-2009, 02:17 PM
In all fairness, you won't find many action stars who have done any different.

Aesop Rocks
11-04-2009, 02:20 PM
So wait, she's innocent but still runs and causes a bunch of crap?

Bad idea is bad.

KenK
11-04-2009, 02:25 PM
My problem with her action movie attempts is that she plays the same character. Which make me feel tired seeing her act in them.

You mean like Bruce Willis playing burnt-out cops outside of the Die Hard films? Or Arnold Schwarzanegger being a nigh-invulnerable badass in almost every action movie he's ever done? Or Stallone shooting dozens of men at once whilst screaming with his downward sneered mouth in almost every action movie he's been in? Besides, her action resume pretty much begins and ends with Tomb Raider and Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

In my opinion Famka Janssen would been better in Salt.

I love Janssen, but I wouldn't be surprised if the studio wasn't hoping on the slight chance of making a franchise out of this, and (while I realize what a double standard this is, given the role was originally meant for mid-forties year-old Tom Cruise), I don't think they're going to go with a woman who will be pushing fifty by the time they want to do another film.

Hunter Rider
11-04-2009, 02:46 PM
Plus she has huge feet.

I'll check the US trailer out when I get back.

dark_b
11-04-2009, 02:52 PM
what i expected. no camera angles and lighting could change it. the fact that she is super skinny. sorry doesnt work. when Angelina was in shape for tomb raided it was very fun to watch her doing action. but as a skeleton i dont feel it.

Nightmare
11-04-2009, 03:11 PM
It looks good, looking forward to this :up:

p4poetic
11-05-2009, 09:55 AM
Oh for goodness sake. They mine as well have just cast Lucy Lawless.

mclay18
11-05-2009, 10:27 AM
^

Yeah. I mean that bit in the police car, who didn't think Jolie was channeling Xena by that point?

SWAT
11-05-2009, 10:42 AM
Looking forward to this. Read some good things about the script.
With Berg at the helm and Cruise infront, this could be a great movie.

I take it back...:oldrazz:

xwolverine2
11-05-2009, 11:45 AM
this movie looks alot more action-packed than i originally thought it would..lol

i was thinking it would be a serious movie... actually looks like fun

Nightmare
11-05-2009, 12:07 PM
I agree, xwolverine2

dark_b
11-05-2009, 12:11 PM
so let me guess. she doesnt remember who she is right?

Crook
11-05-2009, 12:22 PM
No, she's just being framed. I'm kinda confused by the trailer myself. Makes it seem like all the Russian had to say was "she's a spy" and everyone believes him. :huh:

dark_b
11-05-2009, 12:34 PM
well you know this doesnt happen. something has to happen after that scene where he says that she is a spy. so i guess she is really one and doesnt remember.

haephestus
11-05-2009, 09:16 PM
Trailer looks okay.

Angelina Jolie looks less than okay. Whoever was in charge of catering on that film set should have held her down and forced a few dozen Big Macs down her throat and washed those down with at least ten full-fat milkshakes.

It was hard enough to believe Keira Knightley (sp?) as a credible "warrior woman" in King Arthur and to a lesser extent in the POTC, not to mention Angelina Jolie as Fox in "Wanted", but it's damn near impossible to see Angelina Jolie as a credible physical threat in this film when she looks like she'd snap in two if you looked at her the wrong way. She's just too skinny to be a credible action heroine (IMHO).

All the stuff with her stunt double looks fine. Apart from a somewhat dubious premise, the rest of the film looks fine as well. I just wish Angelina Jolie would put throw the kids into a mini-van and start hitting some fast food drive-throughs a bit more often.

Still looking forward to the film though. And yes, mega-Lucy Lawless/Xena look-alike post dye job with the fringe/bangs. They should have just cast Lucy Lawless as "Salt" for all the post-dye scenes - at least she still has some flesh covering her skeleton.

Cheers.

Octoberist
11-05-2009, 09:22 PM
i just think that Jolie has lost that 'bad girl' edge that she had 10 years ago. I just don't buy her as an action heroine anymore.

Retroman
11-07-2009, 12:42 PM
She can still hold her own in an action movie IMO however i'm not really impressed with what's on show in the Salt teaser.:o

FaT_tONle
11-07-2009, 01:00 PM
I'm so confused... is she a spy or not? But on the action, most of it looked like a stuntwoman. I thought they were going for a serious take with this.

Project862006
11-07-2009, 01:05 PM
it looks as serious as the jason bourne movies imo which is good

Project862006
11-07-2009, 01:08 PM
what i expected. no camera angles and lighting could change it. the fact that she is super skinny. sorry doesnt work. when Angelina was in shape for tomb raided it was very fun to watch her doing action. but as a skeleton i dont feel it.

people dont have problem buying into mila

AlteredEgo
11-07-2009, 01:34 PM
people dont have problem buying into milai do. but i'll admit that she at least looks like she'll cut you if she has to. it might be due, in part, to her looking so boyish. :o

Watson
11-07-2009, 01:42 PM
I actually thought the trailer (and Jolie in it), looked great. Regardless of whether it was a stunt woman or not the action looked good. And with Jolie, I can buy her doing action. Besides its not like she's picking up tractor trailer over her head. Some kung fu and jumping out of moving vehicles I can suspend disbelief for.

BloodyWolverine
11-08-2009, 12:01 AM
Trailer looks okay.

Angelina Jolie looks less than okay. Whoever was in charge of catering on that film set should have held her down and forced a few dozen Big Macs down her throat and washed those down with at least ten full-fat milkshakes.

It was hard enough to believe Keira Knightley (sp?) as a credible "warrior woman" in King Arthur and to a lesser extent in the POTC, not to mention Angelina Jolie as Fox in "Wanted", but it's damn near impossible to see Angelina Jolie as a credible physical threat in this film when she looks like she'd snap in two if you looked at her the wrong way. She's just too skinny to be a credible action heroine (IMHO).

All the stuff with her stunt double looks fine. Apart from a somewhat dubious premise, the rest of the film looks fine as well. I just wish Angelina Jolie would put throw the kids into a mini-van and start hitting some fast food drive-throughs a bit more often.

Still looking forward to the film though. And yes, mega-Lucy Lawless/Xena look-alike post dye job with the fringe/bangs. They should have just cast Lucy Lawless as "Salt" for all the post-dye scenes - at least she still has some flesh covering her skeleton.

Cheers.
Id say Lawless could snap Jolie like a twig or even better Jennifer ANisten breaks her face one day.

Hunter Rider
11-08-2009, 12:08 AM
:huh:

AlteredEgo
11-08-2009, 01:00 AM
yeah, not really following how Lawless and Aniston are on the same playing field. :huh:

Lord Blackbolt
11-08-2009, 12:03 PM
I thought it looked fun.... a female Bourne movie...But the title sounds unappealing

AnorexicBatman
11-08-2009, 12:48 PM
I wonder if this movie will begin with Jolie's character monologuing about how what the audience is about to see may or may not be true and to take it all with a pinch of...

<EPIC TITLE DROP>

...SALT

:cool:

Two-Face
11-08-2009, 07:31 PM
Saw the teaser I love it, as a a]Angie fan I'n glad she's looking great.

p4poetic
11-09-2009, 12:08 AM
Saw the teaser I love it, as a a]Angie fan I'n glad she's looking great.

Hey that's my name :woot:

Octoberist
11-09-2009, 01:03 AM
I thought it looked fun.... a female Bourne movie...But the title sounds unappealing

It's probably one of the most appalling titles in recent memory.

p4poetic
11-09-2009, 04:11 PM
I wouldn't say appalling, but very uninteresting and dull.

Nightmare
11-09-2009, 04:30 PM
i like it.

green
11-17-2009, 12:42 PM
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KenK
11-17-2009, 01:22 PM
I still giggle knowing that in Russian, the title looks like "COAT"!!!

I SEE SPIDEY
11-17-2009, 08:04 PM
The poster is lame and so is the name but the movie looks like fun. Hopefully Jolie isn't going to be playing that lame cartoon character that she usually plays in action movies.

KenK
11-17-2009, 08:37 PM
It'd help if her head wasn't completely off-center!

I SEE SPIDEY
11-17-2009, 09:09 PM
i just think that Jolie has lost that 'bad girl' edge that she had 10 years ago. I just don't buy her as an action heroine anymore.This is late but what the hell?

Eventhough she is still too skinny (she looked sick in Wanted) I still think that she is the most convincing female action star.

I just hate or don't care for the action movies that she has played in. She is a talented actress but I hate that 1 deminsional sexpot character that she has played in all of her action movies. Heres hoping that "Salt" is different.

Hunter Rider
04-01-2010, 06:30 AM
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/salt/

New trailer

KenK
04-01-2010, 07:10 AM
If there's a sequel, she needs to go up against another super-spy named . . . .Pepper!

TheComicbookKid
04-01-2010, 07:41 AM
That blantant Bourne rip-off car fall pisses me off. The rest of it looks generic, but not bad.

Two-Face
04-01-2010, 07:59 AM
If there's a sequel, she needs to go up against another super-spy named . . . .Pepper!

Or sugar. :funny:

Dark Victory
04-01-2010, 11:37 AM
Christ, does this look mediocre. I can already hear the opening monologue...

"Just when you thought generic '90s thriller flicks were over and done with..."

Nightmare
04-01-2010, 12:08 PM
That blantant Bourne rip-off car fall pisses me off. The rest of it looks generic, but not bad.
Yeah.

Crook
04-01-2010, 12:51 PM
http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/salt/

New trailer
Jolie is really showing her age.. :(

But definitely a much better trailer than the first. I'm not expecting too much, but hopefully it's a lot better.

xwolverine2
04-01-2010, 01:42 PM
Jolie has never let me down... this movie looks pretty kickass

Doctor Jones
04-01-2010, 05:14 PM
It looks kinda cool I guess. The stuntwork looks cool... but all I got was a female Bourne sort of thing.

Hunter Rider
04-01-2010, 09:26 PM
Better trailer than the first but I am still not really feeling this.

Hunter Rider
04-30-2010, 09:53 PM
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terry78
06-15-2010, 09:15 PM
Starting to see a lot more commercials for this one now. I confess I am interested in seeing it, only because Jolie is like the only chick nowadays that carries any action/adventures.

Hunter Rider
06-18-2010, 11:50 AM
Third TV Spot for Salt (http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=67145)

TruerToTheCore
06-18-2010, 12:53 PM
I hope this is not another kiddie movie like Die Hard 4.

But I think this is PG-13 rated, too?

Let's see.

GhostPoet
06-18-2010, 01:40 PM
eh....hum....i'm just not feeling it. I wanted to like it. But it just doesn't look all that special.

Wesley Dodds
06-18-2010, 01:41 PM
As far as I'm concerned, they may as well have called this "Meh: The Movie".

Pass.

Golgo-13
06-18-2010, 02:29 PM
One of the worst movie titles ever.

ComicChick
06-18-2010, 08:05 PM
im still looking forward to this movie

nightwing06
06-22-2010, 11:56 AM
Love these chase films and i get to stare at Jolie for 2 hours...IM THERE!!!

TruerToTheCore
06-30-2010, 06:07 AM
Sometimes I wonder.

Reality bites :awesome:

Hunter Rider
07-21-2010, 11:30 PM
Review: Angelina Jolie in 'Salt' delivers impossible thrills (http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/2008-12-6-motion-captured/posts/the-m-c-review-salt?m=c)

terry78
07-21-2010, 11:38 PM
I'll be checking it out this weekend. Angelina is like the only chick as of late that can pull off the action thing and actually have the movie make some cash.

kane9321
07-23-2010, 09:15 AM
cant wait to see this movie

TNC9852002
07-23-2010, 09:30 AM
Might see it in the morning

TNC9852002
07-23-2010, 11:02 AM
Spill has their audio review up!

http://my.spill.com/profiles/blogs/salt-audio-review

xwolverine2
07-23-2010, 06:41 PM
saw it last night... it was alot more entertaining than i thought it would be.

the action was shot terribly (like the bourne films), and there was nothing we havent already seen before in terms of action.

this movie was mainly elevated by angelina jolies performance and character. She was awesome as Salt, and you never know if she's just pure evil or the hero (up until maybe halfway through) It's a ridiculous film taken seriously.

Kurt Wimmer once again wrote a great an original movie (though the director sucks) once again proving he's a better writer than director... real shame, i think he could be good at both.

One part made me sorta laugh i dont know if it was on purpose or not (but it was freakin awkward)... it was a cool scene with angelina jolie throwing grenades ruined by a chorus singing what sounds like "Salt!..Salty!" very epic-ly... and later i find out the score was by the great james newton howard... wtf moment of the year.

7 out of 10... the best a B movie can get...
btw i think there's deleted scenes.. in the tvspots we see a shot of jolie either making out or having sex with someone.. totally not in the movie.

xwolverine2
07-23-2010, 06:42 PM
and btw.... liev schrieber..... TYPECAST!!!... its official now

terry78
07-23-2010, 07:37 PM
That Kurt Wimmer wrote Ultraviolet as well, I think he could do a decent job with WW.

bullets
07-23-2010, 08:33 PM
I hated Ultraviolet , is this that bad?

xwolverine2
07-23-2010, 09:36 PM
That Kurt Wimmer wrote Ultraviolet as well, I think he could do a decent job with WW.

:huh:
of all the better films he's wrote... you think writing Ultraviolet qualifies him for WW? lmao

Primal Slayer
07-23-2010, 10:05 PM
I thought it was a great movie. Realisitic, surprising reveals, great action. Hope it does good enough to warrant a sequel.

hitmanyr2k
07-23-2010, 10:17 PM
One part made me sorta laugh i dont know if it was on purpose or not (but it was freakin awkward)... it was a cool scene with angelina jolie throwing grenades ruined by a chorus singing what sounds like "Salt!..Salty!" very epic-ly... and later i find out the score was by the great james newton howard... wtf moment of the year.

:funny: The way you described it I got a flashback of Queen's "Flash Ah-ahhh, savior of the universe". Was it something like that?

xwolverine2
07-23-2010, 10:39 PM
lmao no.. not that obvious

The Sage
07-23-2010, 11:46 PM
This was a lot better than I expected. A solid film, thanks mostly to Jolie's performance, the quick pace, the action sequences and camera work.

Hunter Rider
07-23-2010, 11:51 PM
So far 3 in here have seen it and apparently the film is unrealistic and realistic, as well has having horribly shot action with great camera work. :funny:

ComicChick
07-24-2010, 12:08 AM
i'm sold. hope to go see this sometime soon

Hunter Rider
07-24-2010, 01:00 AM
http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/3946/1279912242.png (http://img39.imageshack.us/i/1279912242.png/)

Is there a bike chase in the movie?

dark_b
07-24-2010, 02:10 AM
I thought it was a great movie. Realisitic, surprising reveals, great action. Hope it does good enough to warrant a sequel.the trailer looks in no way realistic :huh:

Primal Slayer
07-24-2010, 06:52 AM
Yes there was a bike chase. And while there are some things in the movie that werent that realisitc, there were still plenty. The fight sceness werent over the top, the beginning of hte movie certainly couldve been real with what has recently come out in the news.

The Sage
07-24-2010, 07:32 AM
http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/3946/1279912242.png (http://img39.imageshack.us/i/1279912242.png/)

Is there a bike chase in the movie?

It's more of an extended chase scene that involved a bike.

And I agree with Primal Slayer on the first half of the movie.

Hunter Rider
07-24-2010, 07:52 AM
It's more of an extended chase scene that involved a bike.

And I agree with Primal Slayer on the first half of the movie.

Cool, was the other part of the chase scene the snipers shooting at her as she scaled across the building?

illest urban
07-24-2010, 10:00 AM
I saw this during a screening early in the week and thought it was really good. Angelina Jolie is a baaaaaaaaaaad bad *****! There is NO other actress that can pull off the dual dramatic/action chops that she has... Milla maybe comes closest?

It's a good summer blockbuster, and the twists in the movie were worthwhile. I was really surprised to find out who Salt really was, because the trailers painted a different story in my mind.

Anyway, it's definitely worth a watch... it's a good popcorn flick and solidifies Jolie's bankability and star power.

The Sage
07-24-2010, 10:08 AM
Cool, was the other part of the chase scene the snipers shooting at her as she scaled across the building?

No but it's not any less exciting. Won't tell you what it is though. :cwink:

illest urban
07-24-2010, 10:14 AM
and btw.... liev schrieber..... TYPECAST!!!... its official now

Oh yeah. DEFINITELY! LOLz!

TNC9852002
07-24-2010, 03:40 PM
I enjoyed it a bit...but, like spill.com's review, most of it was nothing new.

If there was any confusion before, I think after this, Jolie is Hollywood's biggest female action star right now.

TNC9852002
07-24-2010, 08:09 PM
Hey, nice!

bullets
07-24-2010, 09:36 PM
Yes there was a bike chase. And while there are some things in the movie that weren't that realistic, there were still plenty. The fight scenes weren't over the top, the beginning of ht movie certainly could've been real with what has recently come out in the news.



I like they way they handled the first chase scene, whether it's possible or not it came across believable. I thought towards the end it gets over the top but not above anything you would see in a Bourne film. Angelina Jolie usually is frail but she pulled this off and she is a good actress .

KenK
07-24-2010, 09:38 PM
Overall, I enjoyed it. I actually think reworking the film for a female lead definitely was a plus, but few could have pulled it off the way Jolie did. Talk about how skinny she's gotten all you want, she sells a fight scene better than most American actresses. The camera work was nicely done, as well, the way it would follow Jolie charging into an opponent.

And dammit if her snapping Winters' neck at the end wasn't one of the best kills I've seen in a movie!

xwolverine2
07-24-2010, 09:50 PM
yeah im glad they went with a female (jolie) over a male (tom cruise) ... i think it wouldve been much worse with anyone else.


the scene where they kill her husband right in front of her and she has to emotionally contain herself just speaks volumes of the kind of actress jolie is... no other chick could pull of a shot like that.

TNC9852002
07-24-2010, 10:11 PM
Did anyone else's theater go crazy when at the end she strangled Liev off the banister with her handcuff chains? That was pretty badass..

The Sage
07-25-2010, 10:06 AM
Did anyone else's theater went crazy when at the end she strangled Liev off the banister with her handcuffs? That was pretty badass..

I thought she was going to use the chain to block Liev's knife...man I was wrong. That was the cruelest strangling I've ever seen.

KenK
07-25-2010, 11:18 AM
Did anyone else's theater go crazy when at the end she strangled Liev off the banister with her handcuff chains? That was pretty badass..

MAAAAAAAAN!!!!!! That was some straight-up Red Sonja/Xena Warrior Princess type ****! Straight barbarian with it!!! :woot:

Spider-Man Luvr28
07-25-2010, 09:24 PM
Saw this film tonight & my god, can Jolie kick ass. She is badass. I freakin love her. I definitely enjoyed the film. :up:

mrajan
07-26-2010, 01:35 AM
As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) 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?"

jacobed
07-26-2010, 04:31 AM
I saw it yesterday, it is a pretty solid action flick. Sure it brings nothing new to the table but why does it have to. Jolie is great and the action is pretty awesome throughout.

TNC9852002
07-26-2010, 08:31 AM
As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) 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?"
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nightwing06
07-26-2010, 09:31 AM
I love a good chase film,whether its a doctor wrongly accused of killing his wife(The Fugitive) or a a trained assassin on the run from the FBI (The Hunted ) So how could i resist Angelina Jolie's latest flick Salt?
Jolie is Evelyn Salt a CIA officer on her way home to her hubby and little dog,when a man named Orlov(Daniel Olbrychski) claiming to be defecting from Russia walks into the agency and claims Salt is a spy,everything points to Orlov being truthful ,so of course her fellow agents Ted Winter (Liev Schreiber) and Peabody (Chiwetel Ejiofor),want to take her to a little room and interrogate her.Hey i would love to take AJ to a little room too and.....well thats another story.
Of course Salt isnt just going to sit around ,the lady has skills,so the chase is on!!
From the first frames of the film i was able to figure out the first plot twist,and the focus on a certain thing is so in your face i was able to figure out plot twist 2.
So no surprises in the twist department,but what was surprising is how well the action sequences are put together,and how thrilling they are ,one particular scene had the theatre applauding for a full 2 minutes.
Jolie did manage to throw me off for a bit to which her allegiances may lie because this lady can go from loving to cold and tough in less than 2 seconds!!
Like the great Jason Bourne,she will be caught when she wants to be caught,and she will talk to you when she wants to talk to you!
Some of the plot lacks a bit of reason and how can you cast the great Andre Braugher and only give him 3 or 4 lines?!? Its an outrage!!
Salt is still a fun ride despite its faults.I know i will see more of AJ on the big screen,but hopefully i will see her again as Salt
Scale of 1-10 an 8

kane9321
07-26-2010, 09:48 AM
Cot dayum..did i Love this movie or what..action actio action

teewee1432
07-26-2010, 09:51 AM
I love a good chase film,whether its a doctor wrongly accused of killing his wife(The Fugitive) or a a trained assassin on the run from the FBI (The Hunted ) So how could i resist Angelina Jolie's latest flick Salt?
Jolie is Evelyn Salt a CIA officer on her way home to her hubby and little dog,when a man named Orlov(Daniel Olbrychski) claiming to be defecting from Russia walks into the agency and claims Salt is a spy,everything points to Orlov being truthful ,so of course her fellow agents Ted Winter (Liev Schreiber) and Peabody (Chiwetel Ejiofor),want to take her to a little room and interrogate her.Hey i would love to take AJ to a little room too and.....well thats another story.
Of course Salt isnt just going to sit around ,the lady has skills,so the chase is on!!
From the first frames of the film i was able to figure out the first plot twist,and the focus on a certain thing is so in your face i was able to figure out plot twist 2.
So no surprises in the twist department,but what was surprising is how well the action sequences are put together,and how thrilling they are ,one particular scene had the theatre applauding for a full 2 minutes.
Jolie did manage to throw me off for a bit to which her allegiances may lie because this lady can go from loving to cold and tough in less than 2 seconds!!
Like the great Jason Bourne,she will be caught when she wants to be caught,and she will talk to you when she wants to talk to you!
Some of the plot lacks a bit of reason and how can you cast the great Andre Braugher and only give him 3 or 4 lines?!? Its an outrage!!
Salt is still a fun ride despite its faults.I know i will see more of AJ on the big screen,but hopefully i will see her again as Salt
Scale of 1-10 an 8


I saw this film yesterday and loved it. Out of curiousity what scene was it. I gotta scene in my head but i want to no if it's the same as yours.

kane9321
07-26-2010, 09:52 AM
Did anyone else's theater go crazy when at the end she strangled Liev off the banister with her handcuff chains? That was pretty badass..

IN the theatre I went to..people screamed "Oh sh%$". That was so damned brutal...wow..just wow

the a1ant
07-26-2010, 12:45 PM
^That scene is EPIC...:D Jolie is bada$$.

**

I loved this movie because it gave much more than I was expecting, plot-wise. Marketing did a good job focusing only on the beginning of the film. I thought the story would be simpler, and wasn't expecting the twists.

Lord Blackbolt
07-27-2010, 12:02 PM
I hope this does well. They set up the ending pretty well for a sequel.

That-Guy
07-27-2010, 03:40 PM
LOL, have you guys seen this yet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4NADFiHZho

I love Lisa Nova.

Mace Bloodstone
08-05-2010, 08:01 PM
Finally saw this today and liked it. Definitely hope there's a sequel. The scene in slow motion when she tosses the grenades with that background music reminded me of The Omen for some reason.

xwolverine2
08-05-2010, 08:04 PM
after the strangling scene im surprised it got pg-13.. it was prob cut for other countries..

i know the ratings board in foreign countries made them edit out the Casino Royale strangling scene.

Mace Bloodstone
08-05-2010, 10:13 PM
The strangulation wasn't graphic though. The torture at the beginning I thought was the kinda rough, but not rough enough that it needed to be an R rating.

randyf
08-14-2010, 10:03 PM
I just caught up with this one and really enjoyed it. I do, however, have some questions about Ted Winter (Liev Schreiber) and the President in the bunker:

1. Did Winter shoot/kill the President in the bunker? I know Winter knocked him out, but I can't recall if Winter shot him dead.

2. If the President wasn't killed, why not? The President would have exposed Winter if left alive. Plus Winter could only have emerged as the "hero" if both the President and Salt were dead (the latter setup as the former's killer). After the authentication codes were entered, Winter had plenty of time to kill the President. He did need the President's fingerprints, but the President didn't need to be alive for that? Why not a kill-shot instead of just knocking out the President?
Please correct me if I've missed something.

Alexia Dark
08-15-2010, 09:24 PM
I just caught up with this one and really enjoyed it. I do, however, have some questions about Ted Winter (Liev Schreiber) and the President in the bunker:

1. Did Winter shoot/kill the President in the bunker? I know Winter knocked him out, but I can't recall if Winter shot him dead.

2. If the President wasn't killed, why not? The President would have exposed Winter if left alive. Plus Winter could only have emerged as the "hero" if both the President and Salt were dead (the latter setup as the former's killer). After the authentication codes were entered, Winter had plenty of time to kill the President. He did need the President's fingerprints, but the President didn't need to be alive for that? Why not a kill-shot instead of just knocking out the President?
Please correct me if I've missed something.

I was just about to point that out.

I saw this movie on Tuesday, and I was rather disappointed. Character relationships were pretty much nonexistent, the plot twists extremely predictable, and the protagonist's motivations were completely unclear. It would have made so much more sense if the terrorist leader's appearance at CIA headquarters were the signal for Salt to act, as he informs them of his presence, but poses as an informant, and while the CIA were putting all their resources into finding this supposed terrorist leader they suppose to be the assassin, he would actually be safe in the CIA's custody the whole time. It had been revealed that Salt had doubts about the mission she was raised to fulfill, and therefore, they kidnapped her husband, so she faked the Russian President's death to save her husband's life.

Meanwhile, Schreiber's character (whom I believe would be better as a deceptively nerdy, tactical operative rather than... well, whatever he was) would bring suspicion on her so that there would be someone to blame when she was exposed, rather than defending her. Then, having proven her loyalty to the terrorists, they would bring her aboard the ship, but then the news would come too soon that the Russian Pres. had woken up. They kill her husband; she kills them. She tries to contact her former friend (Schreiber) to warn him of the danger to the President, which he takes advantage of to get close to the situation. He tells her that she's been cleared and can come back to help work on the situation, and to brief the President on all that took place.

But of course, it's a trick, and she is arrested by the Secret Service while the countdown begins for the President to deactivate the US's nuclear weapons, which she doesn't figure out until her former rival at the agency unwittingly reveals that her friend is the man who had her arrested. She breaks out, somehow proving her innocence to her former rival, and with her/his help, tracks down her 'friend', who means to force the President to launch the nuclear weapons instead of neutralizing them. She kicks ass and saves the day. The end.

Dammit, I just wrote a whole new movie. A pretty damn good one, too. I should write a script for it.

Hunter Rider
09-08-2010, 08:36 PM
The first thing to say about the film is that Jolie is awesome, she pulls the slick badass spy off superbly, her acting in the scenes on the boat with Olaff being the highlight of the movie.

The next thing to say is that this is a typical Kurt Wimmer script, great set up, ramps up the action and stakes in the middle, drops the ball in the 3rd act.

Right up to the point she got on the rusted old ship at the shipyard I was really enjoying it, but the moment she didn't ask Olaff why he blew her cover my brow started furrowing, but I was distracted from this by the awesome way she ruthlessly massacred those commie killers. :D

However the movie never really recovers from here, instead of taking some time for Salt to investigate further, thus laying some kind of foundation for the "twist" ending, the film rushes head on to the finishing line with a very rushed and dodgy plan for killing The President. It's also really disappointing that they set the big action finale in the White House and yet failed to capture the grandeur or scale such a sequence should have had.

It's interesting to note that none of the finale made it's way into the trailers, perhaps b/c of the butched up look Jolie sports for the final 25 minutes?

Also a couple of the support roles were poorly cast, the President looked like a goof and the guy playing Salt's husband was kinda creepy, it was hard to see how he won her over, but then the film didn't have much time for any character bar Salt and this is basically a chase movie.

Despite my complaints over the ending's set up and lack of scale, what is there is decently executed and combined with the very good first two 3rds, that had a couple of cracking set pieces, I still had fun with this film, and no Lady does action like Angelina!

7/10

Golgo-13
09-23-2010, 06:48 PM
Just saw this movie, and Jolie sold me on the action big time. For someone so thin, she really looks like she can kick ass!

7.5/10