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Europa Report’s First Poster Sizes Up The Situation

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posterWe’ve been waiting patiently around these parts for Sebastián Cordero’s upcoming sci-fi horror flick Europa Report. In fact, I’ve even put a halt to my popsicle-stick space shuttle mission to Europa, just because the film’s semi-frightening teaser trailer has a me a little freaked out, and the film is coming out next month, so I probably wouldn’t be able to get it off the ground by then anyway. Not to mention the popsicle-derived diabetes.

Magnet Releasing finally got back into actual advertising and released the film’s first theatrical poster, seen above, showcasing the clunky tagline, “Fear. Sacrifice. Contact.” I am quite anxious to see where the “sacrifice” side of things comes in. The poster gives off the grainy, warped aesthetic that we expect from the stationary cameras used to create the film, and the antithesis between small human being and giant ice mountains beneath a giant planet is a worthy image, even if it reminds us of the recent posters for Star Trek Into Darkness and Oblivion.

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Europa Report Concept Art Showcases Jupiter’s Scenic Moon

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er2One might think the upcoming sci-fi thriller Europa Report was still a year or so away, instead of getting released through VOD on June 27th, with a theatrical release set for August 2nd. The marketing for the film has been roughly the same for over a year now, with a website that doesn’t really show much — just a looping video full of seemingly incidental footage involving astronaut procedures. And there were a few context-less photo stills. The teaser trailer at the bottom of the story is the only time this thing has actually resembled a thriller.

But I’m alright with not knowing anything about it, considering how often anticipation gets dashed. These concept art stills, posted on the film’s Facebook page, are an interesting way of continuing to hold out on giving audiences a good look at the film. The picture above, of one of Europa’s wide canyons I’m assuming, is definitely striking, and doesn’t have to be from the film itself to be appreciated. It’s always slightly off-putting to see two sizable heavenly bodies in the sky at the same time, though.

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Sci-Fi Horror Europa Report Sets Release Dates

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UntitledI 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.

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Europa Report Resurfaces With Two Uninformative Photos

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This year has the potential to be one of the best for big-screen science fiction in ages, even ignoring the probable box-office juggernaut of Star Trek Into Darkness. But once you’ve sat through Oblivion, Riddick, World War Z, Upstream Color, Ender’s Game, Elysium, Pacific Rim, and Snowpiercer, you might want to clear some time to check out a mysterious little project called Europa Report.

There hasn’t been much news about the indie SF flick, aside from some early viral marketing. Sadly, that pattern of obfuscation continues over at the movie’s Facebook page, where two new pictures have been posted, both of them stubbornly unhelpful when it comes to trying to get a feel for the movie. My prediction: there will be space, and at one point they’ll go to Europa. You heard it here first!

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