What's Up? First Official Teaser Poster for Greg Mottola's 'Paul'
Who's up for a close encounter? Yea, that's the tagline they're using for this. Empire debuted the first teaser poster for Greg Mottola's Paul, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as two comic geeks who befriend an alien named Paul voiced by Seth Rogen. We've seen a teaser trailer that I thought was hilarious, but others weren't too impressed. I'm expecting this to get some backlash for looking like everyone on it was made with 3D graphics. Plus, this just looks like Shaun of the Dead with an alien, which may or may not be a good way to sell it. I prefer this other banner much more. And sorry, but that Valentine's Day date is for the UK only!
Two British comic book geeks (Frost & Pegg) traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51.
Paul is directed by filmmaker Greg Mottola, of The Daytrippers, episodes of "Undeclared", Superbad and Adventureland previously. The screenplay was written by the two co-stars, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, of "Spaced" and Shaun of the Dead fame. Apparently they rebuilt most of the Comic-Con showfloor out in New Mexico to shoot some of the big convention scenes in this. Universal is bringing Paul to theaters everywhere on March 18th early next year. Stay tuned for more updates and visit the official website: whatispaul.com.