The Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Anthony and Joe Russo are moving ahead with their plans with Sony’s new production company (on top of being the men looking after Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and possibly the Spider-man reboot).
The production company has been named Getaway Productions and they have hired Chernin Entertainment’s Mike Larocca as president; he has overseen many comedy and sci-fi projects including Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Oblivion and the upcoming Paul Feig/Melissa McCarthy action comedy Spy
“The goal of the company,” Joe Russo tells THR, “is to bring to Sony high-concept material that focuses on storytelling and character and execute it with the right directors.”
“Mike shares our aesthetic and work ethic,” added Anthony, “he’s driven by the same principles as we are: storytelling, narrative and looking to bring big ideas to an audience with a level of sophistication.”
Larocca starts on April 1st, the day Getaway officially opens its doors and his first project? Ghostbusters…
He said: “They have a huge bandwidth and we’ll be focused on movies and ideas that have the potential to become franchise opportunities. I can’t wait to get started.”