Judd Apatow is developing an untitled Pee-Wee Herman feature for Universal Pictures. Variety reports that Paul Reubens is writing the project with Paul Rust. Apatow will produce through his Apatow Productions.
The picture is said to be a road movie built around “a gigantic adventure.” The two paired up after Apatow caught Paul Reubens’ recent Pee-Wee Herman Show revival at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California.
“Let’s face it, the world needs more Pee-Wee Herman, I am so excited to be working with Paul Reubens — who is an extraordinary and groundbreaking actor and writer. It’s so great to watch him return with such relevance.” Apatow told Variety.
Reubens will next be seen in Todd Solondz’ Life Before Wartime and will be voicing Jokey Smurf in Columbia’sbig screen adaptation of The Smurfs.