Sci-Fi Heaven from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s Paul 0

Sci-Fi Heaven from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Paul

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have been together since the days of Spaced. Actually, they’ve been working together much longer than that, as they’re long-time friends, but that UK sitcom is really the first time any one of us could link them. Still, that’s more than a decade worth of some pretty awesome footage, including cult comedic hits like Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead. Now, the two are working on a sci-fi comedy called Paul – the story of an alien encounter. From Spaced to space, see? It all works out so lovely. …don’t you judge me!


The film, set for theaters in 2011, takes the Pegg-and-Frost story about two comic book geeks who head to Area 51 for the a grand adventure. However, far beyond their wildest dreams, they are faced with a situation perhaps a bit too “Close Encounters”, when an alien named Paul approaches with “uh… hi.” Comedy ensues!

The alien, voiced by Seth Rogen, is the only CG animated aspect of the film, with the rest of the cast doing all the old-school traditional filmographicating. The film has even managed to find a role for Sigourney Weaver, who as we know, is familiar with alien lifeforms. Then there’s the Arrested Development combo of Jason Bateman and Jeffrey Tambor, to fulfill any geek / cultists’ dreams. Oh, and did we mention that the protagonists are themselves comic book fans? Attending San Diego’s Comic Con? I mean, really, could this film have been crafted any more specifically for us? Check out the full cast listing:

Simon Pegg as Graham Willy
Nick Frost as Clive Gollings
Seth Rogen as the voice of Paul
Jason Bateman as Agent Lorenzo Zoil
Kristen Wiig as Ruth
Bill Hader as Haggard
Gregg Turkington as Neil Hamburger
Jane Lynch as Pat Stevenson
Sigourney Weaver as Tara
Blythe Danner as Tara Walton
Joe Lo Truglio as O’Reilly
John Carroll Lynch as Moses Buggs
David Koechner as Gus
Jesse Plemons as Jake
Jeffrey Tambor as Adam Shadowchild
Luke Jackson as Ford
and, of course, Gilbert Gottfried