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FIRST LOOK: Paul Reubens is Pee Wee once more for Pee Wee’s Big Holiday

March 19th, 2015 by Marc Comments


Well, there’s somethings you just assume you won’t see again. Not that we gave it much thought, but we just figured at some point in the past, that Paul Reubens would not be playing Pee Wee again anytime soon.

We thought wrong.

The actor revealed this new image today from Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday which is still currently shooting. Reubens has been blogging about the shoot so far: “The story centers around “a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger [that] inspires Pee-wee to take his first-ever holiday in an epic story of friendship and destiny.”

The actor has also been talking to GeekTyrant about the movie: “It’s a road-trip movie across the country. It’s very similar in style and tone to Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. But it’s not about a bicycle. I never really thought of Big Adventure as a family movie, but I didn’t try to make an adult movie or a kid movie. We wanted to make something that appealed to a wide age range, and I think that’s the case with this movie also.”

The character of Pee Wee is 30 this year but that’s not an issue says Reubens: “I’m older—physically, mentally. But I want to rise to the occasion. I don’t want it to be a movie where people go and say, ‘Wow, should he have made this movie?’ I haven’t put the suit on other than for costume fittings, but that’s been the amazing thing about Pee-wee Herman over all the years, even right from the get-go when I first did it: It’s just something that’s inside me somewhere, and I’ve always been able to switch it on and switch it off. So it feels the same way to me in that respect. I put that suit on, I make a certain face and get in a certain mind frame, and there he is.”

Personally, I’ve never been a Pee Wee fan, but I know there’s a lot of people out there who really like the character, so we’ve no doubt this will be something a lot of you are looking forward to.

The movie is being produced by Judd Apatow and directed by John Lee. It will air on Netflix at some future point.

Source: GeekTyrant

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….