Judd Apatow Says Gestating Pee-Wee Herman Movie is Coming Soon

March 21, 2014
Source: THR

Pee-Wee Herman

We first heard about a new Pee-Wee Herman movie from Judd Apatow all the way back in 2010. Since then, every single year, Paul Reubens has promised that his lovable, goofball character is on the way, hoping that the following year finally brings the production to a start. But it's now 2014, and there's still no movie. But this time, it's Apatow who has given new hope for the project. Speaking at Loyola Marymount University (via THR), the director says, "We're pretty close to getting that going." Of course, that's hardly a guarantee, but if he think they'll actually get to make it soon, that's usually a pretty good sign. More below!

When asked about the project, Apatow elaborated:

"We've kicked around a couple of titles. 'Pee-wee Takes A Holiday'—that was one of them. But we have a great script that he wrote with a friend of mine, Paul Rust and I think we're probably going to get to do that soon."

Paul Rust is a comedian who has appeared in series like "Comedy Bang Bang" (and also wrote 12 of the episodes) and "Parks & Recreation," but he's also has small roles in films like Ass Backwards and Inglourious Basterds. His lead role in I Love You, Beth Cooper didn't amount to much, but as a comedian and writer, Rust is plenty skilled, and has the right style to make Pee-Wee work again. The question is whether the demand for a new adventure is still there. We just don't know if fans who loved Pee-Wee still want another movie, or if audiences unfamiliar with him could be convinced to like him. Either way, Apatow's Trainwreck with Amy Schumer is first. Thoughts?

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  • How about Pee Wee Catches a Movie!
    • cobrazombie
      In an adult movie theater?
      • Of course! "The adventures of Pee Wee Cuming IN a theater near you"
    I always thought PeeWee was really creepy and never found him to be funny or cool. I won't hate on this prospect, but I won't see it.
  • Ryan Thomas Hardy
    We need an extremely dark R Rated Pee-Wee to really bring out the character. I think Pee-Wee could work best as a serial killer.
    • Guest
      Tonight's the night.
  • grimjob
    I think Burton should take this again.
  • Boiler Bro Joe
    Pee-Wee should have a long lost son, playing by Jim Parsons.
  • Captain Omniscient
    Congratulations.....with this news the entire movie industry has officially jumped the shark.




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