Heads up, Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz/Spaced fans: There's a trailer out for Paul, the long-awaited comedy starring/written by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and directed by Superbad and Adventureland's Greg Mottola. Also: Jason Bateman. Kristin Wigg. Seth Rogen. Sigourney Weaver. And yes, those are the names of a whole lot of people you like (or should like) quite a bit.

And also: AN ALIEN!

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-gb&from=sp&fg=shareEmbed&vid=1b36d664-8609-4637-9dbb-892bd6918703" target="_new" title="Exclusive: Paul - Trailer">Video: Exclusive: Paul - Trailer</a>

A bit underwhelming? Yeah. But apparently that might be 'cause they're having to save all the good stuff for the red band trailer.

Post-script: From here on out, I'm including the phrase "And also: AN ALIEN!" in everything I write for the Mercury.