12 November 2012

Alien life on Jupiter’s moon in new movie (trailer)

By Robbie Graham Silver Screen Saucers
First trailer for ‘The Europa Report’

The viral marketing campaign for upcoming sci-fi movie The Europa Report – in which astronauts seek out life on Jupiter’s frigid moon of Europa – has been underway almost a year now. See, for example, the website for faux aerospace corporation Europa Ventures, where you’ll find a ‘live’ video feed showing astronauts onboard the spacecraft Europa 1. The site’s intro text reads:

“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.”

Now, the first teaser trailer has landed over at ComingSoon.net, giving us the first look at the spaceship Europa and a taste of the score by composer Bear McCready (The Walking Dead and Battlestar Galactica)... 

Directed by Sebastian Codero (Cronicas) The Europa Report stars Sharlto Copley (District 9), Michael Nyqvist (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol), Daniel Wu, Anamaria Marinca (4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days), Christian Camargo and Karolina Wydra.

Here’s the official synopsis:

“A group of astronauts, handpicked from around the world, make the arduous journey to Jupiter's frigid, glacial moon Europa in search of extraterrestrial life. The only thing more intimidating and unpredictable than the trip itself is what the team will encounter upon arrival...”

The Europa Report is scheduled for release in 2013.


  1. The movie has the look of 2010: The Year We Make Contact. And that's a bad thing.

    It's a bad thing because in 20 years or so astronaut suits will be a lot less bulky, possibly following the design concepts of MIT's BioSuit --so, Prometheus had it right as suits go ;)

    Also, fitting a spacecraft headed to the Jovian system with solar panels is completely impractical. It's either a fusion engine or GTFO.

    I don't know. I'm not really too excited about this film's premise. Why does everything have to go wrong in these space flix, when reality is space travel can be extremely uneventful?

  2. The Europa Report: An RPJ movie...

    “A group of astronauts, handpicked from around the world, make an uneventful journey to Jupiter's frigid, glacial moon Europa in search of extraterrestrial life. Upon their arrival... everything goes rather smoothly!" Coming soon!!! ;)

    I know what you're saying, though. And I agree that the film seems shortsighted in terms of future technologies :)

    1. That's why MY version would counter the uneventfulness with lots of hot zero-g orgy scenes :P

  3. I just hope that THIS time when they kill everybody off, the black guy and the old guy are the two that make it and the lead actor and actress are the ones that don't.