Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Introduce ‘Paul’

Simon Pegg is, like nearly everyone else in the film industry, over in Cannes promoting his new film. While doing the rounds for ‘How to Lose Friends and Alienate People’, Pegg revealed his next project.

“I just finished a script with my writing partner Nick Frost, and that is called ‘Paul’, and we’re going to shoot it later this year or early next year. It’s a road movie set in America about two British comic book geeks that get into an adventure across America. Write what you know as they say.” I think it sounds downright charming — and you know their geekiness will be excused all over this fine nation simply because of their accents.

Pegg has a director in mind for the film, but refused to reveal the name, saying only “It’s someone really cool.” Start guessing!

He also gave a bit of an update on the third installment of the Cornetto Trilogy, The World’s End, rumored to be a sci-fi doomsday piece. “Edgar is off doing ‘Scott Pilgrim’ and then we’ll get back together and do our third one together, provisionally title ‘World’s End’. “

DISCUSS: Who should direct ‘Paul’?