We gave you fair warning a couple of days ago that a new trailer would be released for Angelina Jolie’s latest action flick, Salt. Infamously known as the movie Tom Cruise turned down, the main character was changed from a man to a woman, and voila we’ve got another Wanted but with more espionage and horrible wigs. Check out Jolie in action…
In the film Jolie plays Evelyn Salt, a government agent who’s forced to prove her innocence when she is accused of being a Russian sleeper spy. She goes on the run to find out who’s behind her set up, and uses her special ops training to get information. And by “use her training” we mean plenty of people will be seriously injured or killed during her search for answers.
The movie does look interesting and the more I see from it the more I’m surprised that Cruise didn’t stick with it. Perhaps he was afraid of the comparisons to his Mission Impossible franchise, because there are a lot of similarities. Especially at the end of the trailer when Salt’s taking off her face mask, the M.I. series was notorious for those shots.
Despite that, I do think they make the character work for a woman and it’s nice to see a female in a role of this caliber. The only downside is, she doesn’t look like she could believably kick any of these guys asses, but then again this is Hollywood. It’s the place where anything can happen!
Check out the trailer…
Salt is directed by Phillip Noyce and will hit theaters on July 23, 2010.
What do you think of the latest trailer for Salt? Are you interested in seeing the film?