Ghost Corps, Inc.
TypeSubsidiary
Industry
FoundedMarch 2015; 7 years ago (March 2015)
Headquarters10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California, U.S.
Key people
OwnerSony Pictures
ParentColumbia Pictures
WebsiteOfficial Facebook site

Ghost Corps, Inc. is an American production company formed in March 2015 to oversee the Ghostbusters media franchise.[1][2] It is a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment's Columbia Pictures.

History

The company was formed in March 2015 by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Columbia Pictures in order to create a Ghostbusters cinematic universe and expand the Ghostbusters brand into films, television series, and merchandise. The company is currently headed by Jason Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, along with Montecito Picture Company partners Tom Pollock and Joe Medjuck.[3][4]

Projects

The company's first project was a live-action reboot with a female-oriented cast. Ghostbusters[5] directed by Paul Feig, was released on July 15, 2016.

Its second project, a sequel to the original Ghostbusters films, titled Ghostbusters: Afterlife was announced by Sony Pictures and Ghost Corps. It was released in theaters on November 19, 2021. The film takes place in the original timeline set by the first two films. Jason Reitman, the son of Ghostbusters' original director Ivan Reitman, directed the sequel.[6] A teaser trailer was released on January 14, 2019.[7]

A follow up sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife was announced in April 2022 as the company's third project.[8] It is currently scheduled for release on December 20, 2023.[9]

Filmography

Film Director Release Date Budget Gross
Ghostbusters Paul Feig July 15, 2016 $144 million $229.1 million
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Jason Reitman November 19, 2021 $75 million [10] $204.6 million [11]
Untitled Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel December 20, 2023 TBA TBA

References

  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. ^ Borys Kit (2015-03-09). "Sony Plans 'Ghostbusters' Cinematic Universe". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-05-15.
  4. ^ Justin Kroll (2015-03-09). "Ghost Corps production company will create Ghostbusters movie universe". Variety. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  5. ^ Lussier, Germain. "Nope, Ghostbusters Did Not Suddenly Get a New Title". io9 / Gizmodo. Archived from the original on September 3, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2021.
  6. ^ "Jason Reitman to Direct New 'Ghostbusters' Movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  7. ^ Schwartz, Terry (14 Dec 2019). "All the New Trailers for Movies Coming Out in 2020". IGN. Retrieved November 20, 2021.
  8. ^ Rubin, Rebecca (April 26, 2022). "'Venom 3', 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Sequel in the Works at Sony". Variety. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  9. ^ McClintock, Pamela (2022-06-28). "'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Sequel to Hit Theaters in December 2023". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2022-06-28.
  10. ^ Rubin, Rebecca (November 17, 2021). "Box Office: 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Targets $30 Million Debut, 'King Richard' to Serve Up $10 Million Start". Variety. Retrieved November 20, 2021.
  11. ^ "Ghostbusters Afterlife (2021)". The Numbers. Nash Information Services, LLC. Retrieved February 14, 2022.