The trailer for the space thriller, Europa Report, is now online! The film, directed by Ecuadorian filmmaker Sebastian Cordero, stars Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium), Michael Nyqvist (the original Swedish The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Daniel Wu (Tai Chi Zero), Christian Camargo (Dexter), and Anamaria Marinca (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days). 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.
Europa Report looks pretty good and I’ve heard some really positive word of mouth surrounding it. I like Sharlto Copley a lot and he’s been excellent in the movies I’ve seen him in thus far, so I expect great things from him. Raimi fans should recognize Embeth Davidtz (Sheila from Army of Darkness) at the beginning of the trailer and she’s a welcome addition to the cast as well. What do you think of Europa Report? Will you be checking it out come August 2?
by Ben McBride
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