While promoting this week’s re-mastered release of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse on Blu-ray, Paul Reubens told Rolling Stone that news of a new Pee-Wee Herman movie will happen very soon.
“It’s been months and months of being right on the verge of being announced,” said Reubens. “It’s going to get made shortly after the new year. I wish I could tell you about it right now, because…I mean, it’s amazing. It’s going to be amazing. 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. So I’m really ready for this to happen. But I’m not kidding: It’s very imminent.”
In the meantime, do check out the aforementioned 8-disc Pee-Wee’s Playhouse box set, featuring all 45 episodes of the series and the show’s Christmas Special, all presented in high-def for the first time ever. The collection includes over 4 hours of new interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.