‘Paul’ official plot synopsis released

Posted by Jon Wiener on July 9, 2010

For several months, I’ve been reading Simon Pegg‘s constant tweets about his new movie, Paul.  Pegg has teamed up with his long-time friend and colleague, Nick Frost, to write and star in the Sci-Fi adventure that follows the two on a wild adventure.  Before I go any further, you should probably read the official synopsis JUST released by Universal:

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost 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-travelling 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.

Pegg and Frost have made a huge impression on film and television for over a decade, notable on Spaced, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.  If Paul is half as good as their prior work, I think we’re in for a treat.  And along with such a stellar supporting cast (Jason Bateman, Jane Lynch, Kristen Wiig, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Hader, Jeffrey Tambor, Seth Rogen) and proven director, Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland), it seems like a definite movie-making super-group.

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