It would seem that vaguely realistic space exploration sci-fi is in for a good year, what with Gravity on the way later and now Europa Report. At least, it’s staunchly realistic for the first chunk of this trailer, online over at Apple.
With a much lower profile and likely a lower budget than Alfonso Cuaron’s starry night, Report uses a documentary-style format to follow a team of astronauts from Earth to Jupiter’s moon.
With scientific data suggesting that an ocean lurks beneath its icy surface and the faint promise of single-celled life, everyone is naturally excited. Europa Ventures, a private company, sends its team off to explore the place, but things go badly wrong when something nasty happens…
With Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist, Christian Camargo, Embeth Davidtz and Dan Fogler aboard, Europa Report looks like it could be a fun ride, and more along the lines of Moon than, say, Red Planet.
The US gets this one on VOD June 27 before a theatrical release August 2. No word on a UK date just yet.