Judd Apatow to Produce New PEE-WEE HERMAN Movie!
It looks like Pee-Wee Herman is actually going to get a new film, and Judd Apatow is the man that will help bring it to the big screen! How freakin' cool is that!
As you may have heard or seen, Paul Reubens has resurrected Pee-Wee Herman in a live stage show that he's developed, which has been playing to sold out crowds. We know Reubens was hoping to get another Pee-Wee film made and that it would eventually happen, but with Apatow attached to the project this new Pee-Wee film project actually has a chance to be a pretty big movie. Apatow decided to take on the film project after he saw The Pee-Wee Herman Show at the Nokia theater, and here's what he had to say.
Let's face it, the world needs more Pee-wee Herman. 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 world really does need more Pee-Wee Herman! As of right now the movie is being set up at Universal Pictures, and Reubens is writing the film with witer/actor Paul Rust (Inglourious Basterds, I Love You, Beth Cooper). Apatow is producing through his Apatow Prods. banner, but he will not direct the project.
Reubens seems incredibly excited that Apatow has taken this film project under his wing... aren't you! This is some pretty big and awesome news! Here's what Reubens had to say about Apatow's involvement.
There is no one like Judd in our business -- he loves comedy with emotion and heart, and he sees what we do as art. I can't believe I'm getting this opportunity to be working with him.
I can't wait to see what becomes of this film!
So what do you all think about Judd Apatow producing the new Pee-Wee Herman?