Magnet To Release Sharlto Copley Sci-Fi Flick EUROPA REPORT!
Sebastián Cordero's EUROPA REPORT, which stars DISTRICT 9's Sharlto Copley, wasn't on my radar before today, but I'm all for a hard science-fiction film about the future of manned space exploration. Evidently, so is Magnet Releasing.
The Todd Wagner/Mark Cuban-owned company has announced that they will distribute the film in the United States, which means it'll likely roll out via VOD before receiving a limited theatrical release. Much like 2011's 13 ASSASSINS, this looks like one to check out in a theater (provided it plays somewhere in your neck of the woods). The above still is pretty damn cool, while Cordero's creative collaborators include the gifted cinematographer Enrique Chediak (127 HOURS) and PAN'S LABYRINTH production designer Eugenio Cabellero. According to the press release (which I've excerpted below), this isn't a large-scale film; it's apparently a brainy genre-bender that's more interested in the plausible than the fantastic. I'm 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. Developed in close collaboration with NASA, JPL, SpaceX and other leaders in the scientific community, the film imagines the next step in manned space exploration and is based on recent scientific discoveries and theories.
“EUROPA REPORT is an exceptionally smart, thrilling film that will be a revelation for space enthusiasts and science fiction fans alike,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “Its nuanced attention to scientific detail lends it an exciting quality that elevates it above the usual genre fare.”
“Sebastián has made a unique and challenging film that looks and feels epic despite being contained, and we’re confident has the potential to get into the zeitgeist. We also think it is a great example of the genre-bending films that Magnolia has had such success with, and we look forward to working with them again” said Browning.
Magnet Releasing will distribute the film later this year.
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- Steven Seagal might be joining THE EXPENDABLES 3!! -- 184 total posts 31 posts
- Has STAR WARS EPISODE VII Landed Its First Non-OT Cast Member? -- 328 total posts 30 posts
- Harry dives into STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS' spoilers to reveal the truth behind the blockbuster we're seeing! -- 1125 total posts 24 posts
- John Ary's Video Review Of The New CAPTAIN AMERICA (1990) Blu-ray!! -- 185 total posts 13 posts
- Very Funny Red-Band Trailer Makes A Profanely Convincing Case For THE KINGS OF SUMMER! -- 26 total posts 8 posts
- NBC To Launch This July 13-Episode Scripted Series SIBERIA, About Strange 21st Century Happenings At The Site Of The 1908 Tunguska Meteor!! -- 38 total posts 8 posts
- Trailer For Alejandro Jodorowsky's THE DANCE OF REALITY Is Filled With Hauntingly Surreal Imagery! -- 35 total posts 6 posts
- First trailer for A CHRISTMAS TALE director Arnaud Desplechin's next film, JIMMY P. starring Benicio Del Toro!!! -- 12 total posts 4 posts
- Nordling Reviews STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS! Spoilers Abound! You Are Warned! -- 1310 total posts 4 posts
- UPDATE The Friday Docback Calls 'The Name of the Doctor'!! DOCTOR WHO's S7 Finale Arrives This Weekend!! Now With Glen's Ultra-Brief, SPOILER FREE MiniReview!! -- 478 total posts 4 posts