Posted on Monday, October 18th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
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.
The official plot synopsis:
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite for the comedy adventure Paul as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America’s UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space-travelling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town—a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Collings (Frost). Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes.
The film also co-stars Jane Lynch, Jason Bateman, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, and Jeffrey Tambor. Trailer thanks to MSN. Paul hits theaters on March 18th 2011.