Magnet Releasing has picked up the US distribution rights to the science fiction thriller, Europa Report. The film marks the English language debut of director Sebastian Cordero and stars Sharlto Copley (District 9 and the upcoming Elysium). Magnet’s aiming for a late 2013 theatrical release.
“Europa Report is an exceptionally smart, thrilling film that will be a revelation for space enthusiasts and science fiction fans alike,” stated Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles, commenting on the acquisition. “Its nuanced attention to scientific detail lends it an exciting quality that elevates it above the usual genre fare.”
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.
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Source: Magnet Releasing