An Italian poster for Greg Mottola’s upcoming sci-fi comedy Paul has gone online. The poster is similar to the version that we showed you last month, but Paul has now been embiggened so that now your close encounter is even closer. For those who don’t know, the film centers on a couple of geeks (played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who also wrote the script) who try to help an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) get back to his mother ship.
Hit the jump to check out the poster. Paul also stars Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, Bill Hader, Jane Lynch, Jeffrey Tambor, Joe Lo Truglio, and Sigourney Weaver. It opens March 18, 2011.
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 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.