The second trailer for Angelina Jolie’s Mission-Impossible-but-not-really-but-kinda-and-with-more-than-a-bit-of-Bourne-tossed-in thriller Salt is set to be released on Thursday, and in anticipation of said “event,” Sony Pictures has released a handful of new images from the upcoming spy thriller/ espionage film.

SlashFilm describes Salt thusly:

As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt 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?”

Translation?  It sounds like every other espionage film of the past ten years, but with a skeletal actress in the lead role rather than an overmuscled Hollywood hotshot or diminutive and toothy Scientologist.  Honestly, after having viewed the first trailer, Steve Buscemi or even Dakota Fanning would seem a more convincing action star at this point that the increasingly emaciated Jolie.  I mean, Lara Croft, what happened?

Oh well.  Check out the pictures below, also via SlashFilm.

What do you think of the new Salt pics?