1492 Pictures

1492 Pictures is an American film production company founded by director Chris Columbus in 1995. The name is a play on Columbus' more famous namesake, Christopher Columbus, and his 1492 landing in the Americas.[1]

In addition to various Columbus films, 1492 Pictures has produced movies by other directors including Brian Levant (Jingle All the Way), Henry Selick (Monkeybone), Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Joe Roth (Christmas with the Kranks), Tim Story (the Fantastic Four films), and Shawn Levy (the Night at the Museum series).

In February 2011, the company bought the rights to the South Korean comedy film Hello Ghost starring Cha Tae-hyun and is scheduled to remake it.[2]

In August, 2011, the production company released an adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's novel The Help.[3][4]



  1. Jami Philbirck, "IAR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Chris Columbus talks 'The Help'", Iamrogue.com, August 10, 2011.
  2. "Is Hollywood Ready for Korean Comedies?". Chosun Ilbo. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  3. Peter Debruge, "The Help," Variety, August 8, 2011.
  4. Gregg Goldstein, "A little 'Help' among friends," Variety, August 6, 2011.
  5. The Young Messiah Film Set for March 2016 Release

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