Hey, fellow Simon Pegg/Nick Frost fans, this Variety article has shed some new light on their upcoming project with Superbad director Greg Mottola:
Story revolves around two British slackers who, after visiting Comic-Con, go on a road trip to Area 51, where they encounter a small alien named Paul, who enlists them to help him find his way home. Pegg and Frost penned the screenplay for the pic, which will shoot in March.
In keeping with Pegg/Frost tradition, we also know of one scene that's virtually assured in this dangerously Mac and Me-resembling premise: the alien Paul adorably requesting a Cornetto.*
*I'm aware this isn't officially part of the Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz/The World Ends "blood and ice cream trilogy", but if it were, Cornetto could be the new Reese's Pieces in the tradition of treats popularized by home-seeking movie aliens.
The Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz teaming of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in a sci-fi buddy comedy directed by Superbad/Adventureland director Greg Mottola. That's the line-up for Paul, and that's already a pretty promising movie. I'll pack up the family and see that one. But that de... / Continue →
Dad brought you home a new addition for your Paul trailer collection: the full-length domestic trailer for the alien buddy road movie! Let's keep the hope alive that director Greg Mottola and his impressive cast--Pegg! Frost! Bateman! Wiig! Rogen!--have elevated the comedy abov... / Continue →
A new trailer for Greg Mottola's Paul? Yes! If the first trailer didn't capture your interest with its tale of British nerds (Simon Pegg, Nick Frost) befriending Seth Rogen the Alien, perhaps this one has what it takes. Especially if what it takes is jokes about alien swimsuit ... / Continue →