MSN just got first dibs on the new international teaser trailer for the Greg Mottola project, Paul. The film is a geek-based comedy that stars frequent collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost along with Jane Lynch, Sigourney Weaver, Jason Bateman, and Seth Rogen – sort of. The reason Rogen is put in the “sort of” category is because his voice is featured in the film but not his body. He plays the title character of Paul, an alien brought to life by CGI animation. Take a look at the new trailer…
Having seen an extended trailer at Comic-Con, we can tell you right now that this teaser doesn’t do the film justice. It doesn’t tell you what’s going on. You don’t know who Jason Bateman is, you don’t get the premise, it’s just flashes of people and action. We’re all for not revealing too much of the plot but they could have given us more than just a quip at the end to let people know how funny the movie really is. Boo.
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.
Paul opens in theaters on March 18th.
What do you think of the teaser trailer for Paul? Does the film look funny to you?