Sheesh. When did space get so dangerous? First Sandra Bullock and George Clooney get lost in space in “Gravity”, an astronaut is being trapped on Mars, and now a trip to one of Jupiter’s moons goes completely awry. See, this is why I never enlisted in the space program when I was younger (even though I would have totally been accepted if I had). Who needs the hassle, am I right?
Anyhoo, for those of you still daydreaming about going into outer space, check out the latest “lost in space” movie, Sebastián Cordero’s “Europa Report”, starring “District 9’s” Sharlto Copley and an International crew of actors. My guess is, something goes wrong. Terribly, terribly wrong. (I could be wrong, of course.)
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.
Starring Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist, Christian Camargo, Embeth Davidtz, Dan Fogler, Anamaria Marinca, Isiah Whitlock, JR., Karolina Wydra and Daniel Wu.
“Europa Report” reports in on VOD/iTunes this June 27th before opening theatrically August 2nd. Which basically means if you want to see the film, VOD is your best bet, since that theatrical release is probably a very small one.