After tackling zombies and cracking down on crime in quiet country villages, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost team up (again) to help an alien.
That seems to be the basic synopsis for the film Paul, where the alien in question is the Paul of the title. Frost and Pegg are – you guessed it – two geek buddies on a tour of Nevada’s Area 51, where they bump into the aforementioned alien.
Voiced by the omnipresent Seth Rogen – remember him from five minutes ago – Paul has decided to leave Area 51 after 60 years and Pegg and Frost’s characters have to return him to the mother ship. It’s ET, but with the two proper geeks in the mix. Will they be cheesy about it and have the guys’ RV flying across the moon? We’d be disappointed if they didn’t have…
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.
The official website for the movie is right here. And here’s the trailer: