Judd Apatow Producing Next Pee-wee Herman Movie
Will the rest of the Apatow crew pop up?
By Kate Erbland May 13, 2012 7:42PM
Paul Reubens has been teasing a new Pee-wee Herman feature for years now, but the recent resurgence of the character and its popularity (including a recent live stage show version of "The Pee-wee Herman Show") have helped propel the dream into reality. At a recent press junket for the new show, "TRON: Uprising," Reubens revealed that the film is moving forward with the help of a big name. ComingSoon shares that Judd Apatow will be producing the film, which Reubens has penned with actor/writer Paul Rust.
Moreover, Reubens reports that the film is ready to go imminently, saying regarding filming, "That's any minute, supposedly...It's going great. We have a meeting this coming week. We just did a very quick little rewrite on it. As far as I know it's getting shot very soon."
This feature will be the third Pee-wee feature, following 1985's "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" and 1988's "Big Top Pee-wee." Apatow last produced "Wanderlust" and "The Five-Year Engagement," and will next produce and direct the sort-of sequel to "Knocked Up," "This Is 40." He's long been a hands-on producer, so unlike other producers who don't get too involved with their films, Apatow will likely have a real say in what the final Pee-wee product looks like.
Are you excited for a new Pee-wee adventure? What do you think Apatow will add to the experience?
May 14, 2012 1:22PM
To my knowledge, Paul Reubens has never been accused of molesting ANY children. The real "sick freaks" are people who spread false rumors....or just write stuff to get a rise out of people.
May 14, 2012 2:17PM
Don't care what Rubens did in a movie theater.
Don't care what that producer will or won't add to the movie.
Just want Rubens to make a great Pee Wee movie.
Go Paul, Go !
We can't wait !
May 14, 2012 2:24PM
Pee Wee is awesome! I'm glad they finally decided to resume the series with the same actor. Wouldn't be the same without him. And I also hope they get Tim Burton to direct. He's the second key to the success of all this.
May 14, 2012 1:59PM
really?? you think he's sick?? he went to a porn movie and did what everyone does when they watch porn, he just happened to do it in the theater....... in europe it happens all the time in those type of theaters and nobody cares...... I mean whats the point of watching one of those type of movies if your not going to do that...... sometimes i realize why europeans think we americans are so closed minded...... secondly if it's such a sick freakish crime, how come the fine was only 50 bucks......
May 14, 2012 12:39PM
My kids and I were watching "Big top Pee-Wee" this morning! I'm excited.
May 14, 2012 1:11PM
Hes a sick freak!! Im suprised that he even made a comeback....i mean who does that stuff in a movie theatre? and no telling how many kids hes mollested
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