I could fill a book with all the things I know about Sebastian Cordero’s upcoming sci-fi horror film Europa Report. That’s assuming, of course, that I have the smallest book ever imagined. Point being, there isn’t really much known about it, and it’s flying under everyone’s radar quite nicely. The film’s U.S. rights were acquired by Magnet Releasing in February, and it’s been a long wait to see what would become of that.
Magnet has now unveiled the release date, and space horror fans will be able to get their first look at the film when it releases on VOD platforms June 27, 2013, with a limited film run to follow a little over a month later, starting August 2. While this looks to be exactly the kind of slow-paced, claustrophobic thriller that make even a theater seem small, I’ll have no problem watching this in the comforts of my dark and dreary living room. Perhaps I’ll print out Jupiter-shaped coasters to put my beer on, and I’ll bring out my “astronuts,” which is a custom-made line of pecans wearing NASA helmets made out of macadamia nuts.
Europa Report follows a group of astronauts taking a private mission to Jupiter’s fourth moon, the one that could possibly harbor extraterrestrial life beneath its massive ice sheets. It stars District 9‘s Sharlto Copley, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Michael Nyqvist, Daniel Wu, Karolina Wydra, Christian Camargo, an Anamaria Marinca. Back when this film was still just a mystery (chuckle chuckle) it started its own viral website>, which you can view here. And in case you forgot what the brief and intriguing teaser barely revealed, here it is below.