More Details Emerge About Paul

Pegg and Frost's geek/alien comedy

More details have emerged about Paul, the comedy vehicle for writers/stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost – and it sounds like a doozy.

Previously, we knew this: Pegg and Frost were set to play two British geeks who travel across America with an unexpected guest, the titular Paul, and Greg Mottola was set to direct.

But now, it’s been announced that Paul, the film, is a sci-fi comedy and Paul, the character, is an alien trying to find his way home. He then enlists Pegg and Frost, who are on a road trip that takes in Comic-Con and Area 51, to help him.

Sounds like it could be a winner. Certainly, when we’ve spoken to Pegg in the past, he’s sounded extremely confident about the script, and really excited about the challenge of bringing Paul to life.

And if you’re thinking that this sounds like it could well have been the next Pegg/Frost/Edgar Wright genre-bending movie, well Wright will be involved, as exec producer, while Working Title and Universal will be signing the cheques.

Filming is set to start in mid-April in New Mexico. Needless to say, we’re keeping a close eye on this one.