Pee-Wee Herman is coming back to the big screen in a Judd Apatow production. Pee Wee’s a lucky guy if you ask us. Apatow is the man behind big movie hits like “Step Brothers” “Knocked Up” and “SuperBad”. Pop the hood for details
Variety reports that Apatow has signed on to produce a Pee-wee Herman film for Universal Pictures via his own Apatow Productions. What’s more, the movie’s script is currently being crafted by none other than Pee-wee (Paul Reubens) himself. “I am so excited to be working with Paul Reubens — who is an extraordinary and ground-breaking actor and writer,” Apatow told Variety. “It’s so great to watch him return with such relevance.”
The character of Pee-wee Herman has indeed experienced a resurgence in popularity this year, which is evident in the sold-out crowds turning up to see Paul Reubens’ Pee-wee Herman Show, on stage at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles now and headed to Broadway soon. With 20 years now between Reubens and that infamous 1991 indecent-exposure incident, it seems the public has finally elected to lift its widespread distaste for all things Pee-wee.
“Let’s face it, the world needs more Pee-wee Herman,” Apatow says.
Pee-Wee’s first film, 1985’s “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” spawned a cult TV show featuring the kooky, overgrown boy. Reubens revived his character on stage this year, and that show is set for a 48-performance run on Broadway starting Oct. 26.
This is going to be PURE COMEDY.