U.S. distribution rights to Sebastián Cordero's upcoming science-fiction film "Europa Report," have been picked up by Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures. The film marks the English-language debut of the Ecuadorian director, best known for his films "Rabia" and "Crónicas."
Described by Magnolia as "a unique blend of documentary, alternative history and science fiction thriller," the film follows the story a team of astronauts sent to be the first manned mission to Jupiter's moon Europa. Sharlto Copley ("District 9") and Michael Nyqvist ("The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo") top the acting bill, while Philip Gelatt ("The Bleeding") handled the film's script. Also among the film's credits is Production Designer Eugenio Caballero who received an Oscar nomination for his work on "Pan's Labyrinth."
While no release date is currently set, Magnolia has stated that they are preparing the film for release later this year. International rights for the film will be handled by Sierra-Affinity's Nick Meyer, who will screen the film at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin.