Salt director Phillip Noyce told Moviehole he will not be directing the sequel to the Angelina Jolie-starring film:

Those 3 [alternate] Blu-ray cuts [of the film] represent just about everything I have to offer on Everlyn Salt", says the filmmaker. "If there ever is a sequel, better its directed by someone with a completely fresh take on what I believe could be a totally entertaining and complex series of stories.

Phillip Noyce has a few new projects up his sleeve:

"Christopher Hampton, of Atonement fame, is currently in negotiations to rework the Dirt Music script, with Russell Crowe confirmed to play singer/song writer Luther Fox. Its a film about the transporting power of love and music.

I'm also working with Salt producer Sunil Perkash and writer Bill Kelly (Enchanted) on another romantic drama called Timeless, being financed by Relativity.

No production date for Salt 2 has been set.