Screenwriter tapped for spy thriller sequel.

Deadline reports that Sony Pictures has decided to move ahead with a sequel to the Angelina Jolie-toplined action spy thriller ‘Salt.’

Kurt Wimmer, who wrote the original, will return to pen the sequel. Jolie is not officially attached to star, but the actress and has expressed interest in returning for a sequel if the script is right.

The first movie’s director, Philip Noyce, confirmed back in December that he would not be helming a sequel after turning down an offer to return.