Pee-wee Herman’s comeback began with a stage show, and quickly moved on to Leno appearance and Twitter debut. And now his revival is ascending to even greater heights. Paul Reubens will work with Judd Apatow on an untitled Pee-wee Herman feature that Reubens will write with Paul Rust (Inglorious Basterds and I Love You, Beth Cooper). Apatow will produce - but not direct - the project, which he believes will provide humans an important service.
“Let’s face it, the world needs more Pee-wee Herman,” Apatow said. “I am so excited to be working with Paul Reubens – who is an extraordinary and groundbreaking actor and writer. It’s so great to watch him return with such relevance.”
The movie’s plot will see Herman on a road trip taking part in a “gigantic adventure,” probably with Seth Rogen and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as his neurotic buddies who are scared of girls and don’t want to deal with the realities of life.
Apatow developing Pee-wee Herman pic [Variety]