What do you get when you cross comedic British actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) and Superbad director Greg Mottola? Apparently, you get Paul. Starring the aforementioned Pegg and Frost, along with Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, Sigourney Weaver and the voice of Seth Rogen…. this movie seems part road trip, part sci-fi, part comedy, part action movie. I’m both curious and excited for what this movie promises to be. High art? Not a chance. Some fun escapism? Hell yeah!
After 60 years being stuck in Area 51, Paul, a goofy stoner-like alien, escapes and comes across the super geeky Brits (Pegg and Frost) on their big U.S. road trip through Roswell, New Mexico. As for details about what happens next, I don’t really care… this just looks fun. From the moment I saw the teaser trailer and saw the Pegg/Frost pair together again, I was hooked. They had me at ‘ello.
Enjoy the trailer…
Where’s Scully and Mulder when you need them,
Cornelius J. Blahg