Comic-Con 2013: Europa Report

Europa Report TNWelcome to the official kickoff of Comic-Con 2013 here in Hall H on Thursday, July 18th.  Europa Report was the first panel to grace the beloved and expansive walls of Hall H.  Things quickly started off with a “big bang” as the excited audience was greeted with a glimpse of the film’s trailer before the panel consisting of director Sebastian Cordero, composer Bear McCreary, producer Ben Browning, actress Karolina Wydra and JPL scientists Steve Vance and Kevin Hand were called out on the stage I hope to someday grace.  A boy can dream, right?  Astronomer Dr. Phil Platt moderated the panel.

So the premise of the film isn’t really too far fetch from the non-fiction that future generations of astronauts will hopefully one day face.   The unique thing about Europa Report is that it’s science versus realism.  I can appreciate that. I’m assuming you can too.

Europa is a moon of Jupiter, which much like our Earth has an abundant amount of water that gives it the ability to possibly support life.  The water there is trapped under ice on the moon and the volume is supposedly twice that of the H2O found on our Earth.  Where there’s water there’s life Europa Report hypothesizes.  The film tries to boldly answer the age old question of whether we are alone or not in the universe as it uses a found footage style of shooting for realism that doesn’t cheat, which recreates sort of a documentary setting in the near future.

The captive Hall H audience was treated to the trailer, NASA footage, a movie clip of landing on Europa, a movie clip of Karolina doing a walk on the moon and the trailer once again before the panel concluded.

Europa Report is available for download right now as a rental and will be getting a theatrical release on August 2nd.

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