Magnolia Pictures has acquired US rights from CAA to the sci-fi film Europa Report starring Sharlto Copley. Sierra/Affinity handles international sales at the EFM.

Wayfare Entertainment financed with China’s Sil Metropole and Wayfare’s Ben Browning produced while his colleague Michael Maher and Jeremy Kipp Walker served as executive producers.

Sebastián Cordero makes his English-language debut on the story about an expedition to the Jovian moon Europa based on a screenplay by Philip Gelatt

The film was developed in close cooperation with NASA and scientific leaders and combines documentary, alternative history and sci-fi thriller.

Magnolia will release later in the year after svp of acquisitions Dori Begley and director of acquisitions Peter Van Steemburg brokered the deal with CAA on behalf of the film-makers.