The Europa Report Teaser Reveals Low-Budget Filmmaking With High-Concept Sci-Fi

By Rudie Obias | 8 years ago

The Europa Report, the new film from director Sebastián Cordero, has been under wraps since last February when the first images of the film’s star, Sharlto Copley (District 9), surfaced on the Internet. Ten months later, the teaser trailer for the science fiction film reveals very little, but does hint at the tone, mood, and setting of the found-footage film. Watch the teaser below:

The teaser doesn’t give us much to go by, but The Europa Report follows a group of astronauts whose mission to Jupiter’s moon, Europa, means a search for potential signs of extraterrestrial life. Let’s assume their mission isn’t successful, considering it’s a found-footage film and this genre generally deals with the aftermath of an event. But from the looks of the teaser, it feels as if The Europa Report will be an intense, freaky mission.

The website is the hub for the film’s online viral campaign, where visitors can check out a “live stream” of the astronauts on their mission to Europa, along with footage of their spaceship. The website also has the company’s mission statement that teases the film’s ambitions.

For decades, scientists have theorized the existence of liquid water oceans on Jupiter’s moon, Europa. We’ve recently discovered new, captivating evidence that these sub-surface oceans do exist and could support life.

We’ve sent six astronauts from space programs throughout the world on a three year journey to Europa to explore its oceans and confirm these findings.

We’re proud to be at the forefront of the effort to prove the existence of extra-terrestrial life within our solar system, within our lifetimes.

The film stars Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist, Daniel Wu, Christian Camargo, Karolina Wydra, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. There is no release date yet, but the film is slated to come out sometime in 2013. Here’s the video feed from The Europa Report:

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