Over 2 years ago, I first wrote that a new Pee Wee Movie was in the works, read the original post HERE. Well, because every movie takes freaking years to get made the film kinda hasn’t been discussed much since, leaving diehards like myself worried about the project’s future.
Last night on the Tonight Show, National Treasure Paul Rubens confirmed that his alter ego, PEE WEE HERMAN(!) is about to start filming the NEW MOVIE!!! Judd Apatow is producing and the director will be announced next week with shooting to being in mere months! Here’s Paul’s interview with Fallon:
Those of you who’ve been around for a while already know that I’m a life-long Pee Wee Herman fan and have not only dressed like him for Halloween, I’ve also memorized the entire script of Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. For years the world has longed his return to the BIG SCREEN, now it’s official!!!
Everything old is new again, and thankfully this time nostalgia did us a solid and brought back one of the greats.
This wonderful news definitely softens to blow of losing Jan Hooks earlier this month. Jan Hooks, the talented star of SNL and 30 Rock fame, played my favorite character (next to Francis Buxton of course,) and the ALL-TIME GREATEST TOUR GUIDE EVER, Tina!!!!!
If only Jan were still around to make a cameo. Her small but crucial role was comedic perfection. If you don’t remember, enjoy it below!
Oh well, at least we still have actor Mark Holton. Here’s hoping that the new Pee Wee movie involves his old nemesis, FRANCIS BUXTON THE THIRD!
True Story: I’m excited that I get to dust off my DEAD-ON, PERFECT, impression of Large Marge, which is so good that I trot it out anytime Pee Wee’s Big Adventure is mentioned in my presence (FYI: EVERYONE is amazed.)