According to /Film, the iconic character Pee-wee Herman will be back on the big screen. Famed director Judd Apatow has teamed up with Paul Reubens to put together a brand new Pee-wee Herman film. Ruebens is working on a script now while Apatow is set to produce the film, not direct. Universal is behind the film. Apatow got the idea for another Pee-wee film after attending one of Reubens sold out live shows in L.A. this year.
Apatow and Reubens both seem quite fond of each other as they were quoted as saying:
“Let’s face it, the world needs more Pee-Wee Herman,” Apatow stated. “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.”
“There is no one like Judd in our business—he loves comedy with emotion and heart, and he sees what we do as art,” said Pee-wee Herman himself Paul Reubens. “I can’t believe I’m getting this opportunity to be working with him.”
Not much else is known about the film right now but we’ll be sure to update you when we know more.