Greg Mottola, who made "Adventureland" at Kennywood Park in fall 2007, will direct an extraterrestrial comedy called "Paul," Variety reports today.
Mottola, a Carnegie Mellon University graduate who took classes at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, is best known for directing the blockbuster "Superbad." The trade publication reports "Paul" will be made for Working Title and Universal Pictures and star Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the duo behind "Shaun of the Dead."
Variety says, "Story revolves around two British slackers who, after visiting Comic-Con, go on a road trip to Area 51, where they encounter a small alien named Paul, who enlists them to help him find his way home." The movie will be shot, in full or part, in New Mexico which lures filmmakers with a generous incentive program.
"Adventureland" is scheduled to be released in spring 2009. Set in summer 1987, it's about an uptight, recent college grad who is forced to take a minimum-wage job at an amusement park when he realizes he cannot afford his dream European tour. Our set visit story: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07302/829298-254.stm
Cast includes actors Jesse Eisenberg, Ryan Reynolds, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Kristen Stewart and others. Stewart will next be seen in "Twilight" as a girl who falls for a vampire.