PAUL gets a full-length trailer

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
January 6th, 2011

Still from Greg Mottola's Paul

While I wasn’t quite a fan of his film SUPERBAD, Greg Mottola absolutely won me over with his follow-up feature, ADVENTURELAND. And now the filmmaker is back with his latest piece, the sci-fi adventure comedy, PAUL.

Universal has released a long movie trailer for the film, and with the film really gaining quite a bit of buzz coming out of test screenings, the film does have a lot of people chatting. The film stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and featuring the voice of Seth Rogen, the film does have a rather compelling premise: the film follows “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 has a really great cast including Jane Lynch, Jason Bateman, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Wiig, and Bill Hader, and while I’m still a little mixed on what I’ve seen from the film so far, I do have a ton of hope for this film. I adore this cast, and while Mottola so far has been a hit or miss director, PAUL will hopefully prove that he’s not just a one hit wonder.

It has a really fun visual style, and some of the gags truly hit the mark. Pegg and Frost are always a blast to watch on screen, so this should be one film to really keep an eye out for.

Check out the trailer HERE.

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