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The Europa Report starring District 9's Sharlto Copley picked up by Magnet Releasing

Feb. 6, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

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Back in November we brought you a teaser for THE EUROPA REPORT, a science fiction film with Sharlto Copley and directed by Sebastiàn Cordero. Things have been quiet since then, but we have news now that Magnet Releasing (a genre arm of Magnolia Films) has picked up distributing rights to the movie.

Aintitcool has the press release:

"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 existance 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 details lends it an exciting quality that elevates it above the usual genre fare."

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I love smart, gorgeously shot science fiction films that tap into humanity's fears and questions about space. That doesn't mean you just toss some extra scientific jargon into the script and hire a top level cinematographer though. If you're going to raise people's hopes of getting a truly epic and realistic science fiction film, you have to deliver. And it's hard as hell...just ask PROMETHEUS and SUNSHINE.

THE EUROPA REPORT is looking to have a VOD launch later this year before it hits theaters in a limited release.

Extra Tidbit: Which 2013 science fiction flick are you the most excited for: THE EUROPA REPORT, ELYSIUM, or GRAVITY?

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1:59AM on 02/07/2013

Please deliver.

I hope this movie is the sci-fi film I've been waiting for. Apollo 18 could have been great if they would have made the astronauts find an ancient civilization or something beside fucking spider rocks.
I hope this movie is the sci-fi film I've been waiting for. Apollo 18 could have been great if they would have made the astronauts find an ancient civilization or something beside fucking spider rocks.
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6:31PM on 02/06/2013

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While they all have positives to them, 'Gravity' is the one I am most excited for.
While they all have positives to them, 'Gravity' is the one I am most excited for.
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3:06PM on 02/06/2013
Sharlto Copley is doing a solid job right now. He's simply masterful in this projects right now. Extra: By fucking far Elysium.
Sharlto Copley is doing a solid job right now. He's simply masterful in this projects right now. Extra: By fucking far Elysium.
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12:31PM on 02/06/2013
All in.
All in.
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12:31PM on 02/06/2013
Split between Elysium and Gravity.
Split between Elysium and Gravity.
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11:30AM on 02/06/2013
ELYSIUM all the way
ELYSIUM all the way
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10:26AM on 02/06/2013

it's an inanimate carbon rod

If they saw how poor Apollo 18 did, hopefully they wrote an intriguing and smart script.
If they saw how poor Apollo 18 did, hopefully they wrote an intriguing and smart script.
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10:20AM on 02/06/2013
So stoked for this.
So stoked for this.
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9:49AM on 02/06/2013

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Gravity.
Gravity.
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9:21AM on 02/06/2013

Elysium for me

Although I like the international cast in this one, and it can't be as bad as "Mission to Mars" right.
Although I like the international cast in this one, and it can't be as bad as "Mission to Mars" right.
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