While seeking out alien life on Jupiter's moon Europa, a group of astronauts will prove the old adage "In space, no one can hear you scream."
Documentary-style horror has been a pretty common in the last decade, but usually because it's cheaper to produce. But with Europa Report, we're instead experencing a very real foray into a place where most humans will never go -- outer space.
If there's one thing of which we are unabashed fans, it's practical effects, and, as is often the case with found-footage movies, Europa Report seems to be favoring that over CGI.
Here's the first trailer.
And here's the official synopsis:
EUROPA REPORT follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to investigate the possible existence of alien life within our solar system. When unmanned probes suggest that a hidden ocean could exist underneath Europa’s icy surface and may contain single-celled life, Europa Ventures, a privately funded space exploration company, sends six of the best astronauts from around the world to confirm the data and explore the revolutionary discoveries that may lie in the Europan ocean. After a near-catastrophic technical failure that leads to loss of communication with Earth and the tragic death of a crewmember, the surviving astronauts must overcome the psychological and physical toll of deep space travel, and survive a discovery on Europa more profound than they had ever imagined.
One of the coolest things about the film is that it'll hit iTunes before it even lands in theaters. So if your appetite is as whetted as ours, this flick will be ready to scare the space pants off of you on June 27.