Pee-Wee Herman Is Returning to the Big Screen

It’s been nearly 30 years since “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure."

ByNICOLE PELLETIERE
October 31, 2014, 3:20 PM
PHOTO: Paul Reubens, as Pee-wee Herman, is pictured on June 14, 2012 in Santa Monica, Calif.
Paul Reubens, as Pee-wee Herman, is pictured on June 14, 2012 in Santa Monica, Calif.
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— -- It’s been nearly 30 years since “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure" hit movie screens and solidified the quirky character's cult following. Now, a new movie is in the works, according to Pee-wee himself, Paul Reubens.

“It think it first got leaked four years ago or so that the movie was going to be made, and ever since then it’s just been stalling and stalling,” Reubens told Rolling Stone magazine. “So I'm really ready for this to happen.”

The actor, 62, also played the lovable Pee-wee Herman on “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” from 1986 to 1990.

After speculation of the big return, Reubens announced that the new Pee-wee project will begin production in early 2015.

“It’s going to get made shortly after the new year,” he said. “I wish I could tell you about it right now, because ... I mean, it’s amazing. It’s going to be amazing.”

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