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Friday, 5 June 2009

Paul - The script for Nick Frost and Simon Pegg's new film has been seen

Rich Johnston over at Bleeding Cool has seen the script for Paul. This is the film where Pegg and Frost play two blokers who visit a comic convention and end up meeting an alien called Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen). Then it turns into a bit of a road trip featuring Sigourney Weaver, Jason Bateman and Bill Hader amongst others. It is directed by Greg Mottola and is due to start filming soon. They will be doing some shooting at the San Diego Comic Con, so if you are going keep an eye out for them. Here's what Rich has to say about it.
This script is chock full of gags, bursting at the seams. Comedy of repetition, plenty of pull-back-and-reveals and overflowing pop cultural references including one Back To The Future gag that had me gasping for breath I laughed so hard. But these references aren’t surface, they are used to describe the relationships that the characters have with each other. Why use words to explain how you feel, when you can just find a common episode of Star Trek that does the job a lot more effectively. It’s honest, it’s true, yes it’s mocking but in a way that both validadates and celebrates both the actual reality and the often unrealised potential of the geek lifestyle. Damn it if the screenplay isn’t moving and poignant in places. But mostly it’s Simon Pegg and Nick Frost revisiting their past screen partnership performances, the friends who know each other so well, forgive the other’s eccentricities as their own are forgiven and would likely die for each other. As long as they were trying to Capture the Flag. No one does bromance like these boys. It’s not surprising that Paul is the character who seems, well, most normal most of the time.
Sounds like it could be another excellent comedy from the Pegg / Frost duo.

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ManMadeMoon said...

Convinced it will be brilliant! Those lads are the dogs bollocks. (thats English for "Good.")

Live for films said...

They certainly are.