With the box office success of the recent ghost hunters: Life after death, Sony Pictures Entertainment has signed with the director and co-writer Jason reitman as well as executive producer and co-writer Gil kenan to a global production agreement.
Ghostbusters: the afterlife is a sequel to the 1984 classic and sees Reitman following in his father’s footsteps, Ivan reitman, who created the iconic franchise and directed the original film as well as the 1989s Ghostbusters II almost 40 years ago. The film achieved commercial success with $ 87.8 million domestically and $ 115.8 million worldwide in its first two weeks of release. This is the second time Sony has attempted to revisit IP in recent years with the 2016 reboot. ghost hunters.
“Jason is the thing you dream of: a world-renowned storyteller, visionary filmmaker and dream production partner,” said Sanford Panitch, chairman of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group. “Jason and Gil, as co-writing partners, have a remarkable understanding of commercial-grade filmmaking, and we’re excited about these guys’ future pipeline. Reitman and Kenan also commented, “We are delighted to have turned our storytelling partnership into a full-fledged production company and we couldn’t be prouder to have a home at Sony Pictures, the most engaged studio. in the cinema. cinematic experience.
Reitman made his directorial debut in 2005 with Thank you for smoking, while Kenan made his feature film directorial debut in 2006 with his film Sony Animation Monster house, which was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Feature category.
Reitman received four Oscar nominations, including three for his 2009 comedy-drama In the air, which was nominated for Best Picture, Directing, and Adapted Screenplay. He was also nominated for Best Director for his 2007 film. Juno. He was also the director of the 2018 Sony film Precursor and a producer on the Oscar-winning film Whiplash as good as Jean-Marc Vallee‘s Demolition and horror comedy Jennifer’s body by the director Karyn kusama.
Meanwhile, Kenan Monster house also earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Animated Feature. He has also directed films like Ember City, the 2015 remake of Fighting spirit, and the recent A boy called Christmas, on which he was also a co-writer.
Ghostbusters: the afterlife is currently showing in theaters.
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