Right now, Universal Pictures needs a few good tentpoles, like Wanted 2
. And right now they are sitting on pins and needles waiting for word to come back from Angelina Jolie, who is reading the new Wanted 2
script. Russian director Timur Bekmambetov has figured out a way
to bring her ruthless assassin back from certain death in a sequel. But Jolie has to buy it first. And Universal will have to pay Jolie. She got $15 million last time. In a period when most movie star salaries are going down, hers is moving up.