Europa-Report-PosterBack in November last year, we saw a very intriguing first teaser trailer for The Europa Report, a sci-fi thriller movie led by District 9’s Sharlto Copley.

At the time, we weren’t sure exactly when to expect it to hit theatres. But with Magnet since setting the film’s release date for this summer, hitting VOD in June and theatres in August, the first full-length trailer has been released, and it has us even more intrigued.

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.

The film has since lost the ‘The’ in its title, and is now known simply as ‘Europa Report’.

Copley stars alongside a great international cast, headed up by Michael Nyqvist, Daniel Wu, Christian Camargo, Karolina Wydra, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., Embeth Davidtz, Dan Fogler, and Anamaria Marinca.

Sebastián Cordero (Chronicles) is behind the camera, directing from a script by Philip Gelatt (The Bleeding), with Ben Browning (Ondine) and Kevin Misher (Public Enemies) producing.

Europa Report is set to be released in the US on VOD on June 27th, followed by a theatrical release on August 2nd. No word yet on a UK release date, but we’re hoping that it will arrive on our shores later this year, because this looks like a film not to be missed.

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