After being attached to prints of The Social Network this weekend in the UK, the teaser trailer for Greg Mottola’s Paul has gone online and it kicks ass all over the place. Leading in with the soft melody of Bill Withers’ “Just The Two of Us”, the teaser soon goes into explosion overdrive. While there aren’t as many jokes as I’d expected (although it ends with a great one), the movie looks like loads of fun and this teaser does exactly what it should: get you interested in the movie without getting too deep into the plot.
Hit the jump to check out the UK teaser trailer for Paul along with the synopsis. The movie stars Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Sigourney Weaver, Jane Lynch, Bill Hader, and has Seth Rogen as the voice of Paul. Paul opens in the UK on February 18, 2011. It opens stateside on March 18, 2011.
Trailer via MSN.
Here’s the official synopsis for Paul:
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 (voiced by 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 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.