Way back in November, Martha told us how Paul Reubens was planning on revisiting his alter-ego Pee-Wee Herman for at least one more film. In a recent interview with the Onion's A.V. Club, Reubens talks about the new film, as well as his plans to also make an additional "darker" Pee-Wee flick.
As far as the first movie goes, Reubens says it may be ready to start filming early next year. Described as a feature film version of the old TV show Pee-Wee's Playhouse, the story will follow all of your favorite characters from the show as they take part in an "epic adventure" outside of the playhouse. On whether he will be giving the puppets an updated look, Reubens wants the whole thing to look as low-tech as possible ... probably because the budget for this puppy is pretty low.
Personally, I'm not sure how I feel about this. While I'm a big fan of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, it's been 18 years since the guy has taken on the role. At 54, does he still have enough juice in him to bring back the extremely lively and vivacious character? Will his one perverted mistake come back to haunt him and prevent audiences from truly accepting Pee-Wee back into their hearts? What do you think?
[via Cinema Fusion]