It was reported that Columbia Pictures is in talk with the helmer of "", Peter Berg. According to Variety, the studio is discussing about the possibility of Berg directing 's spy thriller, "Edwin A. Salt".
The studio is persuading Berg to join the project, firstly because they were impressed with his work "". Further, according to Cinematical.com, Berg is also needed since the movie had lost its two potential directors, Michael Mann, who chose to do "" instead, and Terry George.