Collider just debuted the new poster for Paul, and while I think the shelf life on Social Network parodies expired a couple months ago, I’m intrigued by how totally f*cking bizarre this movie looks. Two comic book dorks, played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, happen upon a slacker alien, voiced by Seth Rogen, during a cross-country road trip. Hijinks, presumably, ensue.
It sounds like an homage to Mac & Me and the kind of high-concept, family movies from the 80s that seem like they could only have been cooked up under the influence of a loooot of cocaine (Harry And the Hendersons, anyone?). But this one comes from Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland) who, aside from being one of my favorite directors currently working, is really, really good at making movies that feel like all the best parts of 80s movies — which is hard to do, because for the most part, the 80s sucked. Just try to think of a decade more creatively bankrupt than the 80s. Anyway, the fact that this looks so totally weird makes me strangely excited. Seriously, get over here and feel this boner.
[opens March 11 — trailer here]