Hi everyone, Bryan Here…
It’s been 30 years since we first saw Pee-Wee on the big screen in ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure‘, which was Tim Burton’s first feature film he directed. And we’ve been reporting for some time now that Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee) has been developing a couple of new feature films with Judd Apatow (‘Knocked Up‘).
That project is called ‘Pee-wee’s Big Holiday‘ has gained some steam today as Netflix has announced that the feature film will debut exclusively on Netflix. I guess it’s time to get my red bike out and take it for a spin and eat my Mr. T cereal. Reubens said, “Judd and I dreamt up this movie four years ago. The world was much different back then— Netflix was waiting by the mailbox for red envelopes to arrive. I’ve changed all that. The future is here. Get used to it. Bowtie is the new black.”
And that is correct. The bowtie is back. But it’s been back for a few years now, ever since Pee-Wee made his Broadway debut to sold out crowds in New York, then again across the nation. HBO even aired his special.
“We didn’t hesitate for a moment knowing that Pee-wee’s Big Holiday was such a passion project for Paul and Judd and we are delighted by the opportunity to introduce such a beloved character to a new generation,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.
Then Apatow said, “As a fan of Pee-wee Herman since he first appeared on The Dating Game, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the brilliant Paul Reubens on this film. It is a dream come true.”
Paul Reubens and Paul Rust (‘Arrested Development‘) have penned the script together with first time director John Lee (Inside Amy Schumer) taking the directing reigns.
So what’s the movie about? All we know is that Pee-wee meets someone mysterious, which encourages him to take his first vacation ever. Where will he go, what will he do, who will show up, and what adventures will he get into? Only time will tell, but Paul Reubens did post an image on his Twitter page of a resort in Chile of the world’s largest swimming pool. Maybe he’ll be there.