While Netflix has been locking down serious dramas as of late, that doesn’t mean a Pee-wee Herman project can’t find a home on the streaming-media powerhouse!
Paul Reubens (Pee-wee) is collaborating with some big names to bring “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday” exclusively to Netflix. Judd Apatow will produce the film with Reubens, and Paul Rust (story editor for Arrested Development) helped to co-wrote the film. John Lee (a director on Broad City) is slated as the director, and this will be his directorial debut for films.
Even though he was working on two different scripts for two different movies, Reubens reportedly approached Tim Burton and Johnny Depp about one of his planned films. Burton and Depp declined to be involved, but Reubens linked up with Apatow in 2010, and production for “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday” should begin shooting soon.
On the project itself, Reubens stated that ““Judd and I dreamt up this movie four years ago. The world was much different back then— Netflix was waiting by the mailbox for red envelopes to arrive. I’ve changed all that. The future is here. Get used to it. Bowtie is the new black.” Indeed sir, bowtie is the new black.
Even though I was only two when the tv-movie came out, “Christmas at Pee-Wee’s Playhouse,” I remember watching it every Christmas season on my VHS player from the time I was five until I was 13.
You can keep up with all the happenings of “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday,” as Pee-wee himself actually has a blog called “My Log.”
And for your viewing pleasure until the movie comes out, here is Snoop Lion and Pee-wee!