Peter Kang, who was formerly co-president of production with Lionsgate, is joining Sony’s Columbia Pictures as the studio’s EVP of production, an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.
He will start his new position at Columbia on March 18 as part of the studio led by Sanford Panitch. Kang joins Columbia’s other EVPs Ange Giannetti, Palak Patel and Jonathan Kadin. He’ll work on a Columbia slate that includes “Men in Black: International,” “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” the reboot of “Charlie’s Angels” and the sequel to “Zombieland,” among others.
Kang joined Lionsgate in 2016 and oversaw a slate that included “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” “A Simple Favor” and “Kin.” He was co-president along with Bobby Cohen, who exited Lionsgate last fall.
Prior to his work with Lionsgate, Kang initially spent 17 years with 20th Century Fox, where he oversaw the “Planet of the Apes” reboot franchise and acquired, developed and packaged books to adapt into films including ‘The Blind Side,” “Gone Girl,” “The Maze Runner” series and “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”
After that, he spent three years at Paramount as an executive vice president, including working on the upcoming “Top Gun: Maverick” and helping form Hasbro’s “GI Joe” universe, supervising films with Graham King, Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel.
Throughout his career, he has worked closely with filmmakers such as Tim Burton, Baz Luhrmann, Oliver Stone, Matt Reeves, Tony Scott and Robert Zemeckis.
This news was first reported by Deadline.