Paul Is Coming To Comic-Con...
years since both Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have come to Comic-Con
together, but their hearts have never strayed far. There can
be no better proof than the project they're finishing up right
now, the science fiction comedy Paul, which sharp
eyed Fanboy Planet readers may note Pegg mentioned two years
ago when we
interviewed him for the American DVD release of Spaced.
Sort of E.T.
for geeks (no, that isn't redundant), the movie follows
Frost and Pegg across the United States, ending up at Comic-Con.
Except they didn't actually film at Comic-Con; they recreated
everything in Albuquerque, New Mexico. That must be why
my cousin keeps telling me I should just move there.
went online today, and it looks like it's possible that
Paul did some filming in San Diego --
that's one accurate archway to the Gaslamp District if it's
not the real one. Spot the flaws if you will, nitpickers.
It really bothers me that I was initially bothered by not
recognizing the room Frost and Pegg are supposed to be in.
Clearly, I miss San Diego.
And so do they,
because they'll both be there on Saturday!
Here's the release
from Universal Studios:
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.
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).
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
is directed by Superbad’s Greg Mottola, from a story
by Pegg & Frost. Joining the comedy’s cast are
Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Blythe Danner,
Joe Lo Truglio, John Carroll Lynch, David Koechner and Sigourney
the movie will get released March 11, 2011, the cast will
be appearing at Comic-Con on Saturday, July 24 in Hall H
at 4:45 in presentation that will include Jon Favreau and
company talking about Cowboys & Aliens.
wrong with this picture? Only how few people are
that's more like it...
Gregg Mottola tries to guide their enthusiasm...
they don't need to fake it, do they?