- A MAN OF REASON, an action feature film produced by the Group’s wholly‐owned indirect subsidiary, Studio Take, opened at the Korean theatres on August 15
- The film premiered at the 42nd Hawaii International Film Festival in the US, invited to the 47th Toronto International Film Festival in Canada and the 55th Sitges Film Festival in Spain, and pre-sold to 153 countries including Singapore, the United States, Japan, Australia, Thailand, the Philippines, India, Russia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Poland
- Marking the directorial debut of Korean star Jung Woo-sung, internationally known for his role in STEEL RAIN (2017) and the Group’s hit production, COLD EYES (2013), A MAN OF REASON also headlines Park Sung-woong and Kim Nam-gil, who starred in Spackman Entertainment Group’s previous films, FOR THE EMPEROR (2014) and LOVERS VANISHED (2010), respectively
SINGAPORE 16 August 2023 – Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (the “Group“), one of Korea’s leading entertainment production groups founded in 2011 by global media & technology investor Charles Spackman, wishes to announce that the Group’s new action feature film, A MAN OF REASON, produced by the Group’s wholly‐owned indirect subsidiary, Studio Take Co., Ltd. (“Studio Take“), opened yesterday at the Korean box office on August 15.
The film was pre-sold to 153 countries including Singapore, the United States, Japan, Australia, Thailand, the Philippines, India, Russia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Poland, ahead of its official release in Korea.
The official trailer of A MAN OF REASON can be viewed at the Group’s website at spackmanentertainmentgroup.com.
Studio Take’s A MAN OF REASON received widespread international recognition, premiering at the 42nd Hawaii International Film Festival in the US, with invitations to the 47th Toronto International Film Festival (“TIFF“) in Canada and the 55th Sitges Film Festival in Spain. A MAN OF REASON was notably selected as the Special Presentation of the 2022 Official Selection at TIFF, one of the world’s four major international film festivals. The production was praised for its impressive cinematography and compelling performances of its actors.
The film features the story of Soo-hyeok (played by Jung Woo-sung), a man struggling to live a normal life after spending ten years in prison on behalf of his gang boss. The narrative unfolds as Soo-hyeok discovers he is a father and attempts to sever ties with his former gang, only to have the boss hire a notorious killer to take his daughter hostage. He decides to seek revenge, setting the stage for an intense, action-filled drama.
Co-starring in the movie are Park Sung-woong of FOR THE EMPEROR (2014) and Kim Nam-gil of LOVERS VANISHED (2010), both films previously produced by the Group. The main distributor of A MAN OF REASON is Acemaker Movie Works. North American distribution rights have been acquired by the independent film and television studio, Epic Pictures Group, known for distributing genre films in the US and Canada. Movie Cloud and Swift Productions are the distributors for the Taiwan and France markets respectively.
A MAN OF REASON further adds to Studio Take’s record of exceptional filmmaking, following in the footsteps of their previous works, including the musical film THE BOX (2021), featuring EXO’s Chanyeol, and the art film STONE SKIPPING (2020), which earned an invitation to the 23rd Busan International Film Festival.
Studio Take’s next project, THE GUEST (working title), is currently in post-production and scheduled to be released in the second half of this year or first half of next year. The Group remains confident in Studio Take’s ongoing commitment to delivering a steady stream of top-tier cinematography.