In "Paul" (2010) praller englischer Irrwitz und strammer US-Humor ungebremst aufeinander...
Graeme Willy (Simon Pegg) und Clive Collings (Nick Frost) sind beste Freunde, hartgesottene Nerds und unverbesserliche Comic-Junkies. Nach dem Besuch der Comic-Con in San Diego pilgern sie - wie es sich gehört - ins UFO-Mekka von Nevada zur Area 51. Doch nicht mal in ihren kühnsten Träumen hätten die beiden Sci-Fi-Gläubigen mit einer echten Alienentführung gerechnet - oder besser gesagt mit einem Alien, das sich ihr Wohnmobil schnappt und sie auf den Trip ihres Lebens mitnimmt. Paul - so nennt sich der kleine grüne Besserwisser - hat 60 Jahre in der geheimsten aller Geheimbasen herumgelungert und hat jetzt offenbar etwas Wichtigeres vor....
Heute startet "Paul - Ein Alien auf der Flucht" in den deutschen Kinos...
CS! berichtet über die US-Kinocharts... [...] In its second weekend in North American theaters, Paul dropped two spots to seventh and earned $7.5 million for a domestic total of $24.6 million. Starring Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and the voice of Seth Rogen, the alien comedy was produced for $40 million. [...]
Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Joe Lo Truglio...
HeyUGuys.co.uk zeigt neue Bilder aus "Paul" und meldet... [...] Paul has already begun test screening and I heard some early buzz about the film. From what I heard, even in its unfinished state, the film has a ton of huge R-rated laughs with plenty of heart (tears were reportedly shed) to go along with an insane amount of pop culture references. [...]
CS! sprach mit Nick Frost, u.a. über den Dreh mit "Paul"... ;-) [...] During the interview, Frost also discussed how difficult the movie's filming had been. "Any shot that Paul was in, we had to do him with no-one there, then with a little fella wearing a green suit, then a kid with a mask on, then a man holding a grey ball, then a lighting puppet, then 'Mr. Eyes,' which is a stick with eyes on it. Then nothing. Then red lights, which was our eye-line." [...]
Im offiziellen Blog WhatIsPaul.com berichten Simon Pegg, Nick Frost und Greg Mottola über die Dreharbeiten...
Empire Online meldet... If you were geeked out at the prospect of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg making a sci-fi comedy called Paul with director Greg Mottola, hold on to your hat. Sigourney "Ellen Ripley" Weaver has signed on to join the cast, in what may be the best news since we heard that real astronauts were actually watching Star Trek in space.
There's no word at all yet on what character Weaver will play, but we're far too happy that she's in it to care. She is, of course, next up in James Cameron's Avatar, so sci-fi fans are going to be in for quite a bit of Alien flashbacking in the near future. [...]
Universal and Working Title Films have added Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and Jane Lynch to the cast of "Paul."
The road trip laffer stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and will be directed by Greg Mottola.
Pegg and Frost, who wrote the script, will play two science-fiction fanatics on a road trip whose conspiracy dreams come true when they trek to Area 51 and encounter the title character, an escaped alien.
Rogen will provide the voice of the alien.
Working Title partners Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan will produce with Nira Park of Big Talk Prods. Shooting begins in June.
Pegg and Frost starred together previously in the Working Title-produced "Hot Fuzz" and "Shaun of the Dead."
Rogen last worked with Mottola on "Superbad." Hader also starred in that film, and just worked with Mottola and Wiig on "Adventureland."
Working Title and U most recently completed the Paul Greengrass-directed "The Green Zone," and the Richard Curtis-directed "The Boat That Rocked."
FirstShowing.net meldet... [...] We actually confirmed back in August that Greg Mottola, of Superbad and the upcoming Adventureland, was directing Nick Frost and Simon Pegg's next film titled Paul. At the time, we only knew that it was a road movie about two British comic book geeks that get into an adventure across America. Now Variety chimes in with an update on the production and gives us a much more exciting synopsis. The story actually focuses on two British slackers who, after visiting Comic-Con, go on a road trip to Area 51, where they encounter a small alien named Paul, who enlists them to help him find his way home.
"Greg is a big fan of Nick and Simon's. He loved the concept," explained producer Eric Fellner. While Mottola is directing, Edgar Wright, the man behind Nick and Simon's first two hits, will be executive producing. The film is currently slated to start shooting mid-April in New Mexico. I'm curious if this means we'll see them shooting at Comic-Con in July. Whatever the case may be, I love this idea, even if it's got that quirky tinge of sci-fi. A movie about two comic book geeks played by two real comic book geeks? [...]