Following their enjoyably comic turns in Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are reunited here as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage to America’s UFO heartland sees them happening upon the titular wise-cracking alien (voiced by Seth Rogen). Soon after, the trio find themselves on the run from federal agents determined to return Paul to the top-secret military base that has been his home for the past 60 years.
Directed by Greg Mottola, who helmed 2009’s Adventureland and 2007’s Superbad, and featuring appearances from the likes of Arrested Development’s Jason Bateman, Glee’s Jane Lynch and sci-fi royalty Sigourney Weaver, will Paul become an international box office hit? Or will it turn out to be a flop of intergalactic proportions?
Paul is released on Friday 18 February.