Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, best known for their on-screen team-ups in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, co-wrote and co-star in the upcoming comedy Paul, which is scheduled for release on March 18. The pair play two British geeks who travel to America to take a road trip of famous UFO landmarks, which begins with a pain-staking re-creation of San Diego Comic-Con, and end up meeting a real life alien named Paul, voiced by Seth Rogen. Directed by Greg Mottola, Paul also stars Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, Bill Hader, Sigourney Weaver and Jane Lynch and is one of our most highly anticipated films of early 2011. A trailer was released last month and several photos from the film have made their way online but two brand new ones were just released. Check them out, as well as some early buzz on the film, after the jump. Read More »


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Greg Mottola's Paul

Universal Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for Superbad/Adventureland director Greg Mottola‘s sci-fi adventure comedy Paul which stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (and an alien voiced by Seth Rogen). We got a chance to see some early footage from the film at Comic-Con, and most everyone agreed that it wasn’t what they were expecting (which isn’t entirely a bad thing). We’re so use to seeing Pegg/Frost in these smart clever British comedies, and this film seems a bit more wacky/broad. And I’m still not sure I like the alien design — It looks like a cartoony computer animated creation inserted into the scene and not a real life alien creature on earth. That said, I’m a huge fan of Mottola’s previous films, the cast is pretty stacked, and the geek-focused plot seems up my alley. I’m still excited to see more.

Watch the teaser trailer for yourself after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Greg Mottola‘s follow-up to Adventureland is Paul, which sees a pair of British nerds (played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) on a road trip from Comic Con to Roswell, NM. Along the way they find a real alien named Paul, and adventures ensue.

Comic Con only plays into the first bit of the film, but Mottola’s crew recreated the show floor to shoot those scenes. Invited along to help recreate a big panel at the con were several webmasters, and their reports from set hit today. Along with those reports come new photos from the film — the first we’ve seen other than one promo snap glimpsed at Universal — and some new info about the movie. Read More »

Greg Mottola's Paul

It’s not that we didn’t know what Greg Mottola‘s sci-fi adventure comedy Paul was about, because we did. But now Universal Pictures has finally released an official plot synopsis for the film, which stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (and an alien voiced by Seth Rogen). Hit the jump to read it.

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Universal has shifted a few films around on the calendar. New berths for The Adjustment Bureau, Paul, Kids in America, The Dark Fields, Sanctum and Devil after the break. Read More »

Greg Mottola Important Artifacts

Paramount Pictures has signed Superbad/Adventureland director Greg Mottola to direct a big screen adaptation of Leanne Shapton’s book Important Artifacts and Personal Property From the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion and Jewelry, which the studio acquired last year. That’s not all — Risky Business reports that Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman are attached to the project, which Mottola hopes to spin into a romantic comedy.

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In October, Juno/Up in the Air director Jason Reitman tweeted a mini-review of an early cut of Edgar Wright‘s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, which he called “a game changer for Edgar and the genre” and “the first all encompassing film of the joystick generation.” Now Adventureland/Superbad director Greg Mottola has also seen the film, and has posted a mini-review on Twitter.

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We’ve seen a few video blogs from the set of Paul (like this and this), the geek road trip movie written by Nick Frost and Simon Pegg and directed by Greg Mottola. But we haven’t seen any stills showing the cast really in character, until now. Read More »


We’ve told you what the movie Paul is about. That’s the road trip movie written by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, currently being directed by Adventureland‘s Greg Mottola and starring a whole bunch of awesome people. But it’s much more fun to let Pegg and Frost tell you what it’s about, especially with the slightly smarmy haircut and goatee Pegg is now sporting. Their latest video blog from the production diary What is Paul? goes into all the dirty details, or at least some of them. Watch it after the break. Read More »