Spackman, an investment group with a clutch of Korean film and production businesses, has agreed a $2.43 million (S$3.3 million) all-share purchase price for Simplex. It says the acquisition will expand its film production capacity and strengthen the performance of its film production businesses.
Simplex is headed by Lim Ji-young, previously a VP of the Korean Producers Guild and 2014 winner of Korea’s best female producer award. Her credits include “Demi Human,” Deranged” and “Miss Granny.” The company’s upcoming slate includes: “A Bolt From The Blue,” a remake of a 2014 Japanese comedy; “Irrevocable Promise”; “Our Superstar K”; “Happy Murder”; “Girl Crush”; and “Temptation.”
Directed by Kim Joon-ho, “Jesters” stars Cho Jin-woong (“The Spy Gone North”) and Son Hyun-joo (“Ordinary Person”). The period comedy about a gang of clowns who manipulate rumors,