Have you met Paul? He’s an alien, who just so happens to be the cinematic impersonation of Roger from American Dad, a slacker with absolutely no bent for world domination. The good folks over at Apple have uncovered a new US trailer for his movie.

Paul follows the journey of two geeks across America who encounter an alien on their travels. He’s on the run from the authorities, they’re bored so it makes perfect sense for them to team up in a E.T. meets Every Which Way But Loose kinda way.

The movie is directed by Superbad‘s Greg Mottola and is written by Pegg and Frost. In addition to the two funny Brits is a host of US talent including Jane Lynch, Seth Rogen, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman,Bill Hader, Jeffrey Tambor and David Koechner.

The movie is out 18th February and should be a cracker.


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.

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  1. Róisín

    I saw the trailer for this in the cinema yesterday when I was at 127 hours – It looks relatively decent in that it'll give a few laughs, however it looks like Pegg and Frost's trademark comedy may have been a little compromised to by the film's need for commercial success. Hopefully it's just misleading editing in the trailer!
    Even the way I've seen their names listed in some articles – A few of the big names are listed first, even though their role in the film is minor compared to P & F.


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