ComingSoon caught up with Paul Reubens, one of the voice artists for the upcoming animated TV series “Tron Uprising.” Being Paul Reubens, the conversation quickly turned to Pee-Wee Herman, and the status of the long-talked about movie featuring the character. Good news if you’ve been waiting:
“That’s any minute, supposedly,” he said. “…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.”
Reubens wrote the screenplay with Paul Rust and Judd Apatow is producing, which means it will be about three hours long.
Like many people, I liked “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.” I can still crack myself up (and probably no one else) by quoting from the movie “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” (I still haven’t seen “Big Top Pee-Wee,” I must admit). I have been glad to see Reubens’s career revival and thought the live “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse” stage show a year or two ago was a great idea. All that being said, I have no interest in a new movie. I’d rather just leave things as they are. Oh well, I can’t blame them for trying. Prepare for the worst and hope for the best.