A new trailer for Greg Mottola’s (Superbad) Paul is now available online. In case you’re new to the program, Paul stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (who also penned the script) as a couple of geeks who are road-tripping across the U.S. when they close encounter (3rd kind) a runaway alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen). The unlikely heroes then begin an adventure to get Paul to his mother ship.
I have been looking forward Paul for quite some time and, in my opinion, this new trailer (which really showcases some sweet soundtrack material) is the best one released to date. In addition to Pegg and Frost, Paul’s outstanding cast also includes Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, Bill Hader, Joe Lo Truglio, Jane Lynch, Jeffrey Tambor, and Sigourney Weaver. Paul opens March 18, 2011. Hit the jump for the trailer:
Here’s the trailer [click over to Apple to watch the trailer in HD]. You can also check out all our Paul coverage here. It includes a set visit, posters, other trailers, on set interviews, and a lot more.
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.