Sebastián Cordero Talks Sci-Fi Thriller Europa Report, Ensuring the Film Was Grounded in Realistic Science, Deep Space Exploration, and More

Award-winning Ecuadorian filmmaker Sebastián Cordero is a master of contained, psychological thrillers and a lifelong science fiction fan. His first English-language film, Europa Report, is a unique documentary-style sci-fi thriller that follows an ill-fated mission to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa to investigate the possible existence of alien life within our solar system. Opening August 2nd, the film features an impressive international cast that includes Daniel Wu, Sharlto Copley, Christian Camargo, Karolina Wydra, Michael Nyqvist, Anamaria Marinca, Embeth Davidtz, Isiah Whitlock, Jr., and Dan Fogler. In our exclusive interview, Cordero talked about his early interest in sci-fi, how Crónicas led to directing this, how casting director Avy Kaufman opened up a lot of possibilities, how he consulted with the Jet Propulsion Lab and Space X on the ship’s design and ensured the film was grounded in realistic science, his collaboration with Dp Enrique Chediak and production designer Eugenio Caballero
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