Ghostbusters: Afterlife earns Jason Reitman, Gil Kenan new Sony deal

Ghostbusters: Afterlife
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The success of Ghostbusters: Afterlife sees creatives Gil Kenan and Jason Reitman committing to Sony Pictures with a new production deal.

This autumn’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife has enjoyed an above-expectations success at the box office thus far, with over $110m at the box office so far. The film was made for a modest – by blockbuster standards – $75m, and should edge closer to $200m by the end of its global run. Then of course comes what should be a lucrative home release.

The film was written by Jason Reitman (who directed) and Gil Kenan, and the pair have been rewarded for the movie by being signed to Sony Pictures for a new overall producing deal. The pair will now set up a production company at the studio, and it’s assumed that another Ghostbusters film will be part of that.

In a statement, Reitman and Kenan said that “we’re excited to have evolved our storytelling partnership into a full-fledged production company and couldn’t be more proud to have a home at Sony Pictures, the studio most committed to the theatrical movie going experience”. Given that Sony is the one traditional major studio at the moment without a direct tie to a streaming service, it suggests it might just be the place where those who like their films on a big screen gravitate for a while.

In the meantime, Ghostbusters: Afterlife continues to play in cinemas.


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