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Sony Wants to Produce a 'Salt' TV Series

After first pursuing a big-screen sequel, Sony Pictures Entertainment is reportedly now eyeing a television remake of the Angelina Jolie thriller "Salt."

According to Screen Daily, the studio is pitching the project to broadcasters and potential production partners this week at the European Film Market in Berlin.

Directed by Phillip Noyce, the 2010 film starred Jolie as Evelyn Salt, a CIA operative who, accused of being a Russian sleeper agent, goes on the run to clear her name. The thriller grossed $293.5 million worldwide, leading to plans for a sequel. However, it was reported in 2011 that Jolie would only be interested in another movie "if it comes together right.”

Diego Suarez, who joined Sony in September as senior vice president of international television production, is heading up the project. “We want to bring it to Europe in a completely different way," he said of "Salt."

 

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