It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Greg Mottola’s alien road trip comedy Paul. Last year there were a few updates here and there but nothing solid and 2010 has been pretty dry in the news department. That was until the official plot synopsis for the movie was released from Working Title Films via the folks over at Joblo. Check it out…

Official Synopsis:

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.

The film’s story comes from Pegg and Frost who co-star alongside Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner, Joe Lo Truglio, John Carroll Lynch, David Koechner and Sigourney Weaver.

Paul is scheduled to hit theaters in the UK this year but no release has been set for the US just yet. With all this talent we’re surprised they haven’t marketed this film better.

What do you think of the synopsis for Paul?