Quickie Poll: Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland) or Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz)? Currently, I’d give the edge to Wright because of Shaun, but it’s a small margin, and Paul — the teaser of which is below — might pull Mottola slightly ahead of Wright, depending on how Paul turns out.
I really just like the idea of bickering of which is the best of two brilliant directors.
Paul has seemingly been in the works for years — it’s an adult version of E.T. crossed with a road trip movie crossed with a couple of comic-book geeks crossed with some pretty good weed, best I can tell. It was written by its two stars, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who have been planning it for eons, and Seth Rogen provides the voice of the alien.
The teaser doesn’t give away too much, and while I was feeling good vibes, the appearance of Jason Bateman elevated my optimism even more.