A full blown two and a half decades since his last cinematic outing it sounds like Pee-Wee Herman will soon be chewing up screen time all over again. ComingSoon.net caught up with Paul Ruebens (the characters slightly less obnoxious alter-ego) and squeezed out some details on the project.
“…It’s going great. We have a meeting this coming week. We just did a very quick little rewrite on it. As far as I know it’s getting shot very soon.”
A little over two years ago, news floated out that that a third Pee-Wee movie would be made, with Ruebens writing the the screenplay with Paul Rust and Judd Apatow producing. So, why the 2 year silence on the project?
“I actually wasn’t supposed to talk about it initially, I was talking about it in this very veiled, secret way going, ‘Oh, I wish I could talk about it.’ …It got leaked about six months to a year before it was supposed to.”
Which… is probably about 20 years to late. Now, before you start with the hate let me explain. I have nothing against Pee-Wee Herman, his playhouse, or the fact that he has a talking chair. Hell, I want a talking chair. I just question if this is a good idea. Do we need a new Pee-Wee movie? Do we have loose ends to tie up? Is this just another nostalgia based cash grab? Can they get Laurence Fishburne to come back as Cowboy Curtis?
Source: Coming Soon