When Paul Reubens pulled that red bow-tie out of storage to play Pee-wee Herman on stage last year, it was only a matter of time before talk turned to cinematic endeavors -- he was reviving the character in Hollywood, the land of filmmakers and studios eager to bring back the popular memories of the mid-eighties. Following a pretty decent resurgence lately, moving from television stints to Todd Solondz's Life During Wartime, to the plagued Nailed and the upcoming Smurfs pic -- and less than one year after we learned of the Pee-Wee revival -- word has hit that the illustrious Mr. Herman is returning to the big screen with a new adventure.

What's most surprising -- it's coming via Judd Apatow.

Variety reports that Apatow is developing a feature for Universal, which Reubens is currently writing with the help of Paul Rust (star of I Love You, Beth Cooper and scribe for shows like Jimmy Fallon). The still-untitled project will be a road pic centered around "a gigantic adventure," and considering the title of his last feature in '85, I'll go out on a limb and say there's a good chance this puppy will be called Pee-wee's Gigantic Adventure. Apatow doesn't plan to direct the film himself, but he is eager to get it made: "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."

I have to say, while Hollywood is currently drowning us in 1984 remakes, it's nice to see one where the star returns. Viva la Pee-wee!

But how about you? Are you ready for a gigantic adventure with Monsieur Herman?