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Sweet (Teaser) Trailer…'Paul'

Seems like ages ago we heard about the upcoming and awesome sounding Simon Pegg/Nick Frost film Paul. Aside from an obscure “set shot” here and there, nothing had surfaced that made any big waves. Well, good news everyone, after all this time we have a teaser trailer!! Be advised, it’s just a teaser so this may not be entirely what the movie will look like. Regardless, Pegg and Frost look to be just as funny and charismatic as in their previous films so have a look and let me know what you think.

Aside from the video quality of the teaser looking poor, I don’t think this looks to be that great. Again this is early footage and looking past the quick cuts and one liners that abound in a teaser I think this will be a surprise, especially with Pegg and Frost in the lead. Directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad, Arrested Development) Paul is the story of two British comic-book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51. The titular Paul is voiced by Seth Rogen (who looks like the cousin of Roger from American Dad) and also stars Sigourney Weaver (who we love in that other sci-fi comedy about aliens).

While this looks crazy enough to work I am a bit disappointed the casting. Sure Mottola brings some of his old faithfuls like Jason Bateman and Jeffrey Tambor but I am getting pretty tired of Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and David Koechner. It’s doubtful to expect the level of smart humor found in Shaun or Hot Fuzz but, as it is a Mottola picture, I’ll still probably laugh my ass of. Paul hits American theaters next year on March 11, 2011. For more info you can check out the official site whatispaul.com.

9 Comments

  • rtm

    This is a sweet trailer indeed Marc! I’m hugely anticipating this and unlike you, I haven’t seen too many of Wiig and Hader’s films so I’m not tired of them, yet. Besides, with Pegg/Frost, Jason Bateman AND Sigourney Weaver, it’ll be hard for me not to like this one 🙂

    • MarcC

      I’m right there with you Ruth. I just hope that Pegg/Frost’s comic stylings translates to an American comedy better than the terrible Ricky Gervais US films. Poor Ricky:(

      • rtm

        Well sorry to say but Ricky is perhaps too sarcastic and not likable enough for the masses, but Pegg & Frost are affable AND funny!

        • MarcC

          I could see Ricky as being to abrasive (one of the reasons I adore him) but you’re right Pegg and Frost are very affable. I liken their chemistry to Tom Hanks and John Candy in the 80’s.

  • Castor

    Looks like a fun comedy. Looking forward to seeing Pegg and Frost teaming up again. I have yet to see Hot Fuzz ahah

    • MarcC

      I’ll wait til a proper trailer to make my final call but Pegg/Frost is a huge appeal so I know I’ll see it no matter what.

      Hot Fuzz is a bit more serious that Shaun but still a must see; lots of great one liners and funny characters. Maybe Fuzz should be your next Film Community Potluck viewing;)

    • MarcC

      Lame is a good word for it…for now. I still think a proper trailer will need to sell me but I like your formula and am thinking of adapting it into my vernacular:P

  • CMrok93

    Actually looks pretty funny. I’m a little bit disappointed that Rogen is playing an alien, but I still have a feeling that won’t get in the way of his great comedy.