Posted: July 3, 2010 in CELEBZ

Variety reports that Apatow has signed on to produce a Pee-wee Herman film for Universal Pictures via his own Apatow Productions. What’s more, the movie’s script is currently being crafted by none other than Pee-wee (Paul Reubens) himself. “I am so excited to be working with Paul Reubens — who is an extraordinary and ground-breaking actor and writer,” Apatow told Variety. “It’s so great to watch him return with such relevance.”

The character of Pee-wee Herman has indeed experienced a resurgence in popularity this year, which is evident in the sold-out crowds turning up to see Paul Reubens’ Pee-wee Herman Show, on stage at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles now and headed to Broadway soon. With 20 years now between Reubens and that infamous 1991 indecent-exposure incident, it seems the public has finally elected to lift its widespread distaste for all things Pee-wee.

“Let’s face it, the world needs more Pee-wee Herman,” Apatow says.

Pee-Wee’s first film, 1985′s “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” spawned a cult TV show featuring the kooky, overgrown boy. Reubens revived his character on stage this year, and that show is set for a 48-performance run on Broadway starting Oct. 26.

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  1. Maurice says:

    i aint lyke em when i was little lol

  2. Maurice says:

    dat nigga scary as fuk

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