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Echelon Studios acquires 12:12 The Day for domestic release

February 20, 2024

Echelon Studios, in collaboration with 815 Pictures, has officially picked up US distribution rights to Kim Sung-su’s latest feature and box office hit, 12:12 The Day.

The historical action drama broke records last year, grossing $90m to become Korea’s biggest film of 2023. Since its release, the box office sensation has received rave reviews from critics and left a lasting impression with audiences, and currently leads nominations at this year’s Asian Film Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor.

Based on true events, 12:12 The Day is set against the backdrop of the real-life military coup that took place on 12 December 1979, which resulted in an eight-year military junta in South Korea. The film stars Hwang Jung-min (Deliver Us from Evil), Jung Woo-sung (Asura: The City of Madness), Lee Sung-min (The Spy Gone North), Park Hae-joon (Believer), Kang Gil-woo (Netflix Original The Glory), and Jung Hae-in (Netflix Original D.P.).

“With 12:12 The Day, Echelon continues its commitment to international filmmakers,” said Sandro Gohoho, President of Licensing and Logistics at Echelon Studios. “Sung-su’s thought-provoking film explores an experience so many Koreans are familiar with – illuminating the nine earth-shaking hours that altered the fate of Asia, in a visually stunning way – and brings this important time in history to so many others.”

The movie is currently enjoying a theatrical release in North America, with a streaming release planned for later this year. The movie will be available to pre-order to own on iTunes, Apple TV, Google Play, YouTube Movies, Vudu, Vimeo OnDemand and OnDemand Korea shortly, and lands on free streaming services soon.

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