Simon Pegg’s Paul Trailer Hints at Stellar Comedy


Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are back, but this time they’re taking a road trip across America with an Alien instead of killing zombies.

Fans of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have been pretty excited about Paul for a while; there’s been a lot of buzz about the film ever since it was on display at Comic-Con. Back then, there was some footage for fans to look at, but the rest of us were only able to go on the impressions that others wrote. Now, though, a teaser trailer has been released for the general public to check out, and the upcoming alien/buddy road-trip comedy looks pretty dang funny.

The movie stars Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, with Seth Rogen providing the titular voice of Paul. The Reader’s Digest version of the plot is that two buddies go on a road trip across America, only to find an alien who they end up helping escape a sinister government agent played by Jason Bateman.

According to Screen Rant, the trailer gives a basic idea about the movie, but it doesn’t actually showcase its (very) raunchy humor: “This teaser doesn’t do the film, or the laughs it will offer, any justice and I wish that those who view this had the chance to see the footage from the Paul panel at Comic-Con. Fortunately, we can look forward to the red band trailer and other footage that will showcase the biggest selling point the movie has to offer, the cast of the film.”

Paul is due out on March 18, 2011. While Pegg and Frost are involved with this project, director Edgar Wright isn’t, which means this isn’t the final entry to the Blood & Ice Cream Trilogy. Instead, that honor goes to a mostly-unrevealed project known as The World’s End. At the moment, though, Paul seems like it’ll do a decent job of helping ease the wait for the trilogy’s conclusion.

Source: io9

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