Must Watch: First Viral Teaser Trailer for New Sci-Fi 'Europa Report'
by Ethan Anderton
November 12, 2012
Towards the beginning of the year, we got our first look at Europa Report, a new original sci-fi project from Ecuadorian filmmaker Sebastián Cordero with District 9 star Sharlto Copley playing one of six astronauts who make the arduous journey to Jupiter's frigid, glacial moon Europa in search of extraterrestrial life. Since then, we've yet to hear anything on the project. Now a viral teaser trailer has surfaced with some snippets of footage from the film. Mostly the teaser serves as a guide to begin some sort of viral marketing for the film. But since the film doesn't have a release date, we're not sure what to expect.
Here's the viral teaser trailer for Sebastián Cordero Europa Report sent out by Wayfare Entertainment:
The website address at the end leads to a website for Europa Ventures, presumably the company funding the journey to Europa, the glacial moon of Jupiter which might have evidence of alien life. Here's the website:
Once there, you'll find a video looping footage of the crew (including Sharlto Copley) from inside the Europa One and some shots from the outside of the ship in space. It plays on a 14-minute loop. Watch it all here:
As you can see on the website's main page, there's this interesting mission statement next to the video loop:
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.
All of this viral stuff came out last February, but we figured a refresher was in order for those who missed it. The link within the mission statement merely goes to the Google search at the end of the teaser that doesn't directly go to any new viral content (as far as we can tell), but merely real news items about what scientists have and are trying to learn about Europa in real-life. That's kind of a cool way to link this movie to real-life, almost in a Blair Witch Project sort of fashion (especially since the film looks to be found footage anyway).
Meanwhile, if you try to click any of the buttons on the website's navigation bar, it prompts you for a username and password to login. We still haven't noticed any hints that might allow us to login and access more of the website yet, and no one has figured that out since it debuted in February. Stay tuned and let us know if you figure anything new out! Europa Project doesn't have a release date yet, but expect it in 2013.