Although I haven’t really been covering it here, I was looking forward to Sharlto Copley’s sci-fi flick “Europa Report”, though the fact that it turns out to be a Found Footage in outer space movie was something of a disappointment. Didn’t we already have one about some astronauts that went to the moon and encountered rock aliens or monsters or something?
Anyways, Copley’s “Europa Report”, which co-stars Michael Nyqvist, Christian Camargo, Daniel Wu, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Anamaria Marinca, and Karolina Wydra focuses on a crew of international astronauts sent on a private mission to Jupiter’s fourth moon. We assume things do not go according to plan. Otherwise it would be a very, very boring movie.
A unique blend of documentary, alternative history and science fiction thriller, EUROPA REPORT follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to investigate the possible existence of alien life within our solar system. When unmanned probes suggest that a hidden ocean could exist underneath Europa’s icy surface and may contain single-celled life, Europa Ventures, a privately funded space exploration company, sends six of the best astronauts from around the world to confirm the data and explore the revolutionary discoveries that may lie in the Europan ocean. After a near-catastrophic technical failure that leads to loss of communication with Earth and the tragic death of a crewmember, the surviving astronauts must overcome the psychological and physical toll of deep space travel, and survive a discovery on Europa more profound than they had ever imagined.
There is still no proper trailer for the movie yet, which is cutting it a little close. After all, the movie is currently scheduled to hit VOD (iTunes and On Demand) this June 27th before getting a (probably very limited) theatrical release on August 2nd. Whenever a movie opens on VOD before it does in theaters, it’s never a good sign.
Until then, check out a first poster for the film, directed by Sebastián Cordero, below and a viral video in case you missed it when it was shown last year.