Up until now we’ve only made quick mention of the upcoming Angelina Jolie espionage/thriller Salt in our wonderful mid-week and weekend wrap-up sections (check them here out if you haven’t already, there are lots of buried gems in those wrap-ups!).

Well today Salt has graduated to a post of its very own by giving we, the people, exactly the sort of thing we like to see: Angelina Jolie letting her wild side loose on some high speed stunt-work, while still managing to look like the most beautiful woman on the planet!

In case you’ve missed it, here is a quick rundown on the kind of kick-ass femme role Angelina will be once again playing in Salt:

Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) is a CIA officer who swore an oath to duty, honor, and country. When she is accused by a defector of being a Russian sleeper spy, Salt goes on the run to clear her name and ultimately prove she is a patriot. Using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative, she must elude capture and protect her husband or the world’s most powerful forces will erase any trace of her existence.

…So basically it’s Mission Impossible and Angelina is Tom Cruise. Here’s how lady Jolie looks in action:

Notice the professionalism of that stunt coordinator in the green shirt. Eyes looking straight ahead the whole time. Disciplined man, that guy…

Thanks to Coming Soon for the pics!

Now, I’m not one to ever complain about a photo of Angelina Jolie, but these pics don’t do much to sell me on Salt. With the whole espionage/agent-on-the-run genre currently being topped by some true heavyweights (Daniel Craig as James Bond; Matt Damon as Jason Bourne) I need something truly great or original to get me excited for Salt (I will accept “sexy as hell” as a consolation prize, though).

Salt is slated for a July 23, 2010 release. It will be helmed by Phillip Noyce (Jolie’s Bone Collector director) and will co-star Liev Schreiber (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Do you like the new pics for Salt? Is the movie on your radar?

Source: Coming Soon