Greg Mottola's PAUL Gets A Red Band Trailer
Greg Mottola's scifi comedy road movie Paul has released a new red-band trailer and while I still fear that this film will have the same fate as Scott Pilgrim - meaning geeks will love it but there won't be enough of them for it to really succeed - I do have to say that at least the trailers have been getting better with each successive outing thanks to the sharper focus on stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Jason Reitman. The better rhythm of this one is enough to even overcome the increased presence of Kristen Wiig - who I generally HATE - in this one. Check it out below.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite for the comedy adventure Paul as 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 (Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space-traveling 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 Gollings (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.
Paul is directed by Superbad's Greg Mottola, from a story by Pegg & Frost. Joining the comedy's cast are Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, Joe Lo Truglio, John Carroll Lynch, David Koechner and Sigourney Weaver.