The teaser trailer is now online for Paul, the latest film from comedy duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
The pair co-wrote the script, which appeared on the 2008 film-industry-compiled Black List, which includes some of the best un-produced screenplays.
Despite the fact that both Pegg and Frost star in Paul, it will not be included as part of their ‘Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy’ – along with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz – as it is not directed Edgar Wright. However, the pair will be joined by a fairly star-studded cast, including Jason Bateman, Jane Lynch, and Sigourney Weaver, as well as the voice of Seth Rogen.
Pegg and Frost play a pair of geeky sci-fi fans who go on a road trip through America. Whilst visiting Area 51, they unwittingly find themselves joined by Paul, a CGI extra terrestrial who insists on accompanying them on their journey. This, of course, prompts all manner of comedy capers – from avoiding pursuant federal agents to the accidental kidnap of a young woman and a misconstrued plan to return Paul back to his mother ship.
Sigourney Weaver has already described Paul as “a love letter to Comic-Con” – where some of the film is set and where the cast took part in an Q&A session. So, along with those who are already fans of the hilarious Pegg/Frost dynamic, this film is likely to have a large number of sci-fi and comic fans who will be just as excited about its release early next year.
Meanwhile, you can check out the teaser trailer below: