After the successes of both Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Simon Pegg reunites with friend and co-star Nick Frost for Area 51-inspired alien comedy Paul. Reviews have so far been mixed with Pegg deciding to write with Frost instead of usual collaborator Edgar Wright, who co-wrote and directed both Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. However, with hot shot director Greg Mottola (Adventureland, SuperBad) behind the camera, it wouldn’t be remiss to suggest the film might be quite good. There’s certainly talent on show.
When two British comic geeks head to America on a road trip, things get particularly interesting when they happen upon an alien named Paul near Area 51. Suddenly, the two nobodies are America’s Most Wanted and a national manhunt begins. The film is released in the UK February 14th. See the trailer below.