Exclusive 'Europa Report' Clip Makes An Emergency Landing

Characters in movies should probably know by now that ambitious, privately funded trips to the moons of other planets don't tend to go very well. That's the case in the new thriller starring Sharlto Copley from "District 9," "Europa Report," which tells the story of a crew of astronauts sent to look for life on one of Jupiter's moons.

The exploration goes bad, as it tends to, when one of the crew members dies in a tragic accident and the rest have to fight for their lives.

You can watch some of the suspenseful space travel in the exclusive clip above!

Read a full plot synopsis after the jump!

Plot synopsis:

EUROPA REPORT follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to investigate the possible existence of alien life within our solar system. When unmanned probes suggest that a hidden ocean could exist underneath Europa’s icy surface and may contain single-celled life, Europa Ventures, a privately funded space exploration company, sends six of the best astronauts from around the world to confirm the data and explore the revolutionary discoveries that may lie in the Europan ocean. After a near-catastrophic technical failure that leads to loss of communication with Earth and the tragic death of a crewmember, the surviving astronauts must overcome the psychological and physical toll of deep space travel, and survive a discovery on Europa more profound than they had ever imagined.

"Europa Report" is available on VOD now and opens in theaters on August 2.