There’s been a heavy dose of excitement behind Greg Mottola‘s geek-friendly road trip comedy Paul for a long while. The movie re-pairs one of the best acting teams in movies today, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, as a couple of quintessential fanboys named Clive and Graeme who meet an incredible acquaintance after attending the yearly San Diego Comic Con gathering (which just recently ended last weekend; read all of our coverage here!).
After their visit to Comic Con, the British duo also decide to see some other sights while in the area. One of their stops includes the mysterious Area 51, where they happen to bump into an extraterrestrial named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen). The thing with Paul is that he isn’t like most aliens we’ve seen in movies and TV shows over the years, and actually has quite the vulgar tongue (or whatever anatomy aliens possess).
One thing those who have been so excited for was what Paul the alien would actually look like, and Bleeding Cool has your first glimpse. Click on over to the other side to check him out for yourself!
After meeting Paul, the movie changes from a road trip movie to a chase movie as Clive and Graeme help Paul avoid capture and try and help him get back to the mothership so he can return home. Of course, as this is a comedy, many hilarious shenanigans unfold along the way.
Here’s the very first peek at Paul. The movie is set for release on March 18, 2011, so hopefully we’re not too far from getting our first trailer!