Paul Reubens Confirms New ‘Pee-wee’ Movie With Judd Apatow Producing (Video)

The comedian also said a director will be named soon during Wednesday’s “Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon”

Last Updated: October 30, 2014 @ 9:19 AM

Comedian Paul Reubens confirmed Wednesday that the long-rumored Pee-wee Herman reboot film is indeed happening. Reubens told Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” that Judd Apatow is attached to produce the movie and that a director had been chosen and would be named soon.

“I was hoping I could make this huge announcement tonight, but it’s a week away, I think, from being announced,” Reubens said.

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As TheWrap previously reported, Apatow Productions has been attached to the project for over four years. “I Love You, Beth Cooper” star Paul Rust was initially named as a co-writer of the script, along with Reubens.

Reubens said that production would begin in February. Fallon offered a guess of who the unnamed director would be, saying: “Steven Spielberg?”

“‘P.T.,’ it’s called,” Reubens joked.

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1985’s “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” was directed by Tim Burton and became a cult classic. In 2010, Reubens brought back the character for a live Broadway show that sold out 80 consecutive performances.

Watch the video of Paul Reubens on “The Tonight Show” above.