Former SonyScreen Gems senior vice president of acquisitions and co-productions BenedictCarver has been named president of Steven Paul's Crystal Sky Productions.
Reporting to Paul, Carver will oversee Crystal Sky's slatethat includes the Marvel Comic adaptation Ghost Rider at Columbia Pictures starring Nicolas Cage and EvaMendes, which Paul is producing with Avi Arad, Michael De Luca and Gary Foster.
Other titles onthe Crystal Sky slate include the video game adaptation Tekken that will be directed by Charles Stone,as well as Marvel adaptations Deathlok, which is set up at Paramount, and Werewolf By Night.
Tekken will be directed by Charles Stone andCrystal Sky is looking to have it in production by autumn.
At Screen Gems,Carver played a key role in acquiring Resident Evil and oversaw production on ResidentEvil: Apocalypse. Hisother credits include Underworld and Marvel Comics adaptation The Punisher.
"I am thrilled to have someone of Benedict's stature onboard," Paul said in a statement. "Crystal Sky now has a great team in placeand it can look forward to a successful year of studio-level film production."
"This is a tremendousopportunity I couldn't pass up," said Carver. "Steven has put together a greatslate of projects and I look forward to getting each of them into production."