PAUL is a comedy due next year that follows two English comics nerds — played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost — on a cross-Scountry trip that includes Comic-Con. But along the way they meet up with a cute little alien named Paul, portrayed by CGI and voiced by Seth Rogen. Hijinks ensue. It’s directed by Greg Mottola who made SUPERBAD and ADVENTURELAND, so color this promising.
The English poster has just been released and you can see that Simon Pegg is wearing a T-shirt based on the cover to Daniel Clowes’ epic EIGHTBALL #23 — The Death Ray — which would tie in nicely with the alien theme.
Via Flog, which says this issue of EIGHTBALL may be reprinted some day (it’s long out of print).
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.