Our friends @MagnetReleasing have brought another foreign gem to America in Europa Report. The sci-fi film is heavy on the science, it is the anti-Prometheus. You won’t see completely brain-dead “scientists” here running around messing things up because they have lost their minds. Or were the victims of poor script-writing.
The movie is a slow-burn, ratcheting up the tension as the troubled crew must overcome obstacle after obstacle to reach Saturn’s moon. The cast is full of top-notch international actors like Anamaria Marinca (4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days), Michael Nyquist (original Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy) and Sharito Copley (District 9) along with Dan Fogler, Embeth Davidtz and from The Wire Isiah Whitlock Jr.
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 crew-member, 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.
It hits the big-screen on August 2nd. Check the playdates schedule to find a screening near you.
It opens in Denver on August 9th @ Chez Artiste.