Script is Written & Ready for Pee-Wee's Playhouse: The Movie
If you haven't heard yet, Pee-wee Herman, aka Paul Reubens, is mounting a quite a spectacular comeback. He just opened a live production called The Pee-Wee Herman Show in Los Angeles and apparently has other big plans. Although we saw Pee-Wee make his way to the big screen in 1985 in Tim Burton's Pee-wee's Big Adventure (and again in 1988 in Big Top Pee-wee), he's got another movie in the works. In fact, the script is done and it's ready to shoot. Pee-Wee explained to MTV that they decided to make a family-friendly movie based on his classic Saturday morning show, potentially to be called Pee-Wee's Playhouse: The Movie.
"It's already done, the script is already fully written; It's ready to shoot," Pee-wee said. "It's ready to shoot tomorrow. Oh wait, not tomorrow! I'm not available tomorrow. I had a conflict, forgot." Yep, Pee-wee's back whether you like it or not. So what can we expect? Well, it's based on that classic show from the 80's, but it's not going to be entirely set in the playhouse (like on the show). Pee-wee explains a bit more about it:
"[Will we be] going out into the real world in the movie?" Pee-wee explained, answering a question about the script. "It's not really the real world, it's Puppetland. On 'Pee Wee's Playhouse,' on the television series we never left the playhouse, we were always inside the playhouse."
"The movie is all out of the playhouse," he revealed. "There are two scenes in the playhouse, but the rest is out of the playhouse."
So will Pee-wee just be running around trying to get back to the playhouse or something like that? Well, not exactly, but he did say he'll meet all kinds of eccentric "new friends." In fact, he even said that some of them may be created with claymation. However, that's all Pee-wee will really say about the movie right now. "But I can't really tell anything about the movie at this time; it's pretty much top-secret in Hollywood." Not anymore! I'm not really a fan of Pee-wee (they asked me to interview him and I had to respectfully decline), but I will admit I'm slightly curious. If he can successfully revive this persona some 20 years after the show wrapped up, then it must be entertaining to watch it, right? Anyone up for another Pee-wee movie?