1492 Pictures is an American film production company founded by director Chris Columbus in 1995. The name is a play on Columbus's more famous namesake, Christopher Columbus, and his 1492 landing in the Americas.
In addition to various Columbus films, 1492 Pictures has produced movies by other directors including Brian Levant, Henry Selick, Alfonso CuarÃ³n, Joe Roth, Tim Story, and Shawn Levy.
In February 2011, the company bought by the rights to South Korean comedy film Hello Ghost starring Cha Tae-hyun and is scheduled to remake it.
In August, 2011, the production company released an adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's novel The Help.