Pee-Wee Herman movie from Judd Apatow may shoot soon


The good folks over at Collider have some news on the new Pee-Wee Herman movie thanks to a TRON: Uprising press day. Judd Apatow is producing the film. During a roundtable interview with Paul Reubens, the actor revealed that a “very quick little rewrite” had been done on the script and that the film may start shooting very soon. Reubens also said he had two other exciting projects once the new Pee-Wee film was done, but didn’t elaborate on them.

No word on the full story of Pee-Wee III: Today’s Secret Word is “Vengeance”, but it’ll be in the same vein as Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and Big Top Pee-Wee. Reubens did allude to the new film featuring a nod to Large Marge in an interview with The Wrap last year, but little else has been said. I’m hoping it’s like Zardoz, but with Jambi’s giant noggin floating in the air instead of that stone thing.

We have the full interview excerpt from Collider after the cut. Read on, and long live Jambi.

[Via Collider; The Wrap]

From Collider:

Question: How is the progress going on the next Pee-Wee Herman film, that you’re doing with Judd Apatow?

PAUL REUBENS: It’s going great! We have a meeting this coming week, and we just did a very quick little rewrite on it. As far as I know, it’s getting shot very soon. I actually wasn’t supposed to talk about it, initially. I was talking about it in this very veiled, secretive way, saying, “Oh, I wish I could talk about it.” A journalist figured out that it was Judd Apatow that I was talking about because my writing partner was in the audience and he’s written so much with Judd. So, it got leaked about six months to a year before it was supposed to. I’ve been warned not to talk about any of my new projects, but that I can talk about because I blew it and it’s out. It’s even on IMDB now. So, that’s supposedly any minute. Right after that, I’m following that up with two incredibly exciting projects. I would give anything to be able to just brag to you right now and drop some names, but I can’t.

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