Ghost Corps

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Ghost Corps, Inc.[1]
Subsidiary[2]
IndustryFilm
Merchandise
Television production
FoundedMarch 2015; 4 years ago (March 2015)
FounderSony Pictures
HeadquartersCulver City, California
OwnerSony
ParentColumbia Pictures[3]
(Sony Pictures Entertainment)

Ghost Corps, Inc. is an American production company formed in March 2015 to oversee the Ghostbusters franchise.

History[edit]

The company was formed in March 2015 by Sony Pictures Entertainment in order to create a Ghostbusters cinematic universe and expand the Ghostbusters brand into films, television series and merchandise. The company is headed by Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd along with Reitman's Montecito Picture Company partners Tom Pollock, Ali Bell and Alex Plapinger.[4][5]

Projects[edit]

The company's first project was a live-action film with a male-oriented cast that was planned to be produced and released after the female-lead 2016 Ghostbusters film. The film was to have been produced by Channing Tatum, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan, with a script written by Drew Pearce, but was later cancelled.[4][5][6]

Its second project, an animated series called Ghostbusters: Ecto Force, was announced on June 20 2016 and was planned for a 2018 debut. The series focuses on a new team of Ghostbusters in the year 2050 who capture ghosts from around the world.[7][8] Reitman revealed in August 2017 that the series had been postponed to prioritize development on the planned Ghostbusters animated feature.[9]

Its third project, a sequel called Ghostbusters 2020 taking place in the original timeline set by the first two films, thus ignoring the 2016 reboot, has been announced by Sony Pictures and Ghost Corps. Jason Reitman, Ivan Reitman's son, has been confirmed to direct, and a teaser trailer was released on January 15th, 2019. [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sony Pictures Entertainment (25 October 2017). "Sony Pictures Consumer Products And Netflix Team Up With Reebok And BAIT As "Stranger Things" Kids Get Their Ghostbusters™ On". PR Newswire. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  2. ^ "SONY PICTURES, MADAME TUSSAUDS NEW YORK AND THE VOID TEAM FOR "GHOSTBUSTERS"-THEMED IMMERSIVE, VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE". Sony Pictures. 2016-05-09. Retrieved 2017-05-29. Ghost Corps, Inc., a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.,
  3. ^ "SONY PICTURES, MADAME TUSSAUDS NEW YORK AND THE VOID TEAM FOR "GHOSTBUSTERS"-THEMED IMMERSIVE, VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE". Sony Pictures. 2016-05-09. Retrieved 2017-05-29. Ghost Corps, Inc., a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.,
  4. ^ a b Borys Kit (2015-03-09). "Sony Plans 'Ghostbusters' Cinematic Universe". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-05-15.
  5. ^ a b Justin Kroll (2015-03-09). "Ghost Corps production company will create Ghostbusters movie universe". Variety. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  6. ^ Thompson, Simon (16 March 2016). "Russo Brothers Talk 'Captain America: Civil War', Their Plans for Spider-Man And Post-Credits Scenes". Forbes. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  7. ^ Romano, Nick (2016-06-20). "New Ghostbusters Cartoon Coming in 2018". Collider. Retrieved 2017-05-12.
  8. ^ "Sony Pictures Animation Announces 2017 & 2018 Slate". Sony Pictures. 2016-06-20. Retrieved 2017-05-14.
  9. ^ Takao (7 August 2017). "Ghostbusters: Ecto Force postponed for new film". ToonBarn. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Jason Reitman to Direct New 'Ghostbusters' Movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-05-22.

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