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Paul Reubens gives new details on the Judd Apatow-produced Pee-wee film

07.02.2010

Just yesterday, it was reported that cinematic comedy king Judd Apatow would be taking the producer reins of a brand new Pee-wee Herman film. Now, what exactly that film would be about wasn't explicitly made clear, but today in talking to The New York Times, the man-child himself Paul Reubens shed a little light on what we might be in store for.

From The New York Times:

Mr. Reubens has spoken frequently in interviews about two Pee-wee-centered film scripts he has written that would continue the adventures of his manic character seen in the movies “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” and “Big Top Pee-wee” as well as the CBS children’s series “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.”

But after Mr. Apatow read these scripts, Mr. Reubens said, “He was more interested in something closer, in the same vein and the same genre, as ‘Big Adventure.’”

What Mr. Apatow wanted, Mr. Reubens said, was “a reality-based world and a linear road movie.”

So that’s the path that Mr. Reubens and a co-writer, Paul Rust, are working along, for now.

“That appears to be what we’re doing,” Mr. Reubens said, “although it’s at such an early stage right now that there still exists the possibility that this could turn into the ‘Playhouse’ movie. I don’t think we know the answer to that yet.”


Pee-wee fans, which would you prefer to see on the big screen, something from "within" the Playhouse, or something more akin to BIG ADVENTURE? Personally, I wouldn't care which. The idea of having any number of Apatow's cavalcade involved on the acting front brings up too many great possibilities, no matter what the angle.
Extra Tidbit: That's Laurence Fishburne up there as "Cowboy Curtis".

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