Salt’s first official trailer hit on 4 November 2009, giving us a glimpse of Jolie in action.
“The major thing the audience is going to find is that the movie’s a showcase for the incredibly diverse talents of Angelina Jolie,” says Noyce.
“When I say ‘incredibly’, that’s not an understatement. Incredibly diverse. I mean, as we know, she’s a brilliant dramatic actress. Without a doubt. That’s been proven.
"But – you know, she’s also, in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and the Tomb Raider films, she’s shown that she can kick ass as good as any man."
Sounds awesome, and we know Jolie can do both with style.
Still, we come back to our original question: Will Evelyn Salt go down (positively) as Bourne with boobs, banishing our memories of subpar female heroines by sounding the war cry for tough-as-nails female fighters?
Or will we have to wait for Wonder Woman to finally make the jump from comic pages to the big screen? (Yeah, pigs might fly.)
The signs are good, with the flick's trailer (below) promising some ball-busting action, as well as a meaty 'Just who is she?' storyline for Jolie to sink her teeth into.
And, naturally, director Noyles is thrilled to have managed to complete the film when it looked like it would never get started.
“In this film, [Jolie does drama and guns] in a way that I think will startle audiences," he says. "It’s highly dramatic, it’s highly emotional. It’s a thrill a minute. People are going to be very, very surprised by what they see, and by what they see her do. As I have been.”
Salt opens on UK shores on 20 August, 2010.
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