It's been rumored for a few years now, but Paul Reubens made it semi-official last night: Pee-Wee Herman will return to the big screen for a new flick, and Judd Apatow is producing.
Reubens spilled the beans during an appearance on "The Tonight Show" Wednesday, answering a query from host Jimmy Fallon about whether or not Pee-Wee fans would see the character in a film again.
"There is going to be one," Reubens confirmed of the new flick, adding that there is a "huge announcement" forthcoming in the next week that will provide the official word on the project.
Reubens also confirmed that Judd Apatow would be producing the flick -- a rumor that's been floating around for a while -- and said that production was very close to getting underway.
"We hired a director -- I can't say [who] yet," the actor told Fallon, adding that filming is scheduled to start in February.
For fans of "Pee-Wee's Playhouse," and the character's big screen exploits in "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure," this should be welcome news. Stay tuned for more details about who will helm the project.
[via: The Tonight Show, h/t Defamer]
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