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Back in June, Universal Studios Home Entertainment invited a group of journalists to sit down and have dinner with actor/screenwriter Simon Pegg and director Greg Mottola to discuss their wonderful comedy Paul, which hits shelves on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, August 9.
For those unfamiliar with Paul, the movie stars Simon Pegg and his longtime co-star/co-writer Nick Frost as Graeme Willy and Clive Gollings, a pair of British geeks who travel to America to visit San Diego Comic-Con along with a slew of extra-terrestrial hot spots across the country. Ironically enough, they come across an actual alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) as they set off on a hilarious journey to get Paul back home.
Simon Pegg and director Greg Mottola recently held a press dinner to discuss the Blu-ray and DVD release of their fantastic comedy Paul, which will hit the shelves on August 9. Simon Pegg also shed some light on a few of his other high-profile projects, such as Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, where he reprises his role of Benji Dunn from Mission: Impossible III. While he had a fairly small role in Mission: Impossible III, his role seems to be expanded in Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol.
"I get on really well with J.J. (Abrams) and we'd always said if there was another Mission: Impossible, can Benji come back? It'd be fun for Benji to come back. I had two days on Mission: Impossible III. That was it. I did seven months on the fourth one so yeah, I go back."
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This past Thursday, I was one of the lucky press members to have dinner with Simon Pegg and director Greg Mottola to discuss the Blu-ray and DVD release of their fantastic comedy Paul, which will hit the shelves on August 9. Most of our dinner conversation will be saved until we get closer to the release date, although Simon Pegg did speak about a number of other projects as well. While a specific production start date is not known Simon Pegg said that Star Trek 2 will start shooting sometime this fall.
"You do have to manage your time, but they can't tell you exactly, because they don't know. You just sort of say, 'Ok, I'm going to keep the fall free.' With a bit of luck, that will be for a reason."
One tiny alien makes for big, big trouble in the comedy adventure Paul, coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD August 9, 2011, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Both versions will feature the theatrical movie, as well as an unrated version of the film, not shown in theaters. The film and its unrated version will also be available day and date for digital download and video on demand. Paul reunites Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) as two sci-fi geeks on a pilgrimage to America's UFO heartland, where they accidentally encounter an alien who sends them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. Written by Pegg and Frost, Paul boasts a star-studded cast that features Seth Rogen (The Green Hornet, Knocked Up) as the voice of Paul, Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Jason Bateman (Hancock), Kristen Wiig (Date Night, Knocked Up), Jane Lynch (Glee), Bill Hader »
Opening in theaters on March 18th is the new sci-fi comedy Paul. Last week we had the opportunity to travel to Rachel, Nevada and stay at the Little A'Le'Inn, which is featured in the film. While we were there we had a rare chance to visit the front gate of the infamous military base Area 51. Though we were unable to find any aliens, we instead spoke with actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, as well as director Greg Mottola about the new film, alien movies, geeks and director Steven Spielberg's influence on the project. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
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The new sci-fi satire Paul, about a wisecracking alien who gets mixed up with two road-tripping comic book nerds, opens in the United States on March 18th. We had a chance to chat with the stars of this unique comedy, including Simon Pegg (Star Trek), Nick Frost (Pirate Radio), Jason Bateman (Teen Wolf Too), Kristen Wiig (Whip It!), Bill Hader (Superbad), Joe Lo Truglio (Wet Hot American Summer) and Blythe Danner (Meet the Parents), as well as director Greg Mottola(Adventureland) in New York last week. We asked them about their favorite science fiction movies, the challenges of mixing comedy with CGI effects, Star Trek vs. Star Wars, and more. Watch our exclusive interviews by clicking the video clip below.
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6 items from 2011
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