Paul Reubens Gives Update on Judd Apatow-produced PEE-WEE HERMAN Movie; Says Film Starts Production “Very Soon”

     May 13, 2012


At this weekend’s press day for the upcoming Disney XD animated series TRON: Uprising, debuting with a special preview on the Disney Channel on May 18th, we got to participate in roundtable interviews with the cast, producers and director.  Set in the mythology of the TRON universe, the show takes place after the 1982 feature film and before the events in TRON: Legacy.  Produced in CG animation with a 2D aesthetic, the series follows the heroic journey of a new character named Beck (voiced by Elijah Wood), a young program who becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution inside the computer world of The Grid.

One of the actors who was there to talk about his role was Paul Reubens, who voices Pavel, General Tesler’s (voiced by Lance Henriksen) untrustworthy base commander, who will do whatever it takes to get ahead.  While we’ll post what he had to say about his involvement in the series closer to its June 7th premiere on Disney XD, the conversation undoubtedly turned to the progress of the next Pee-Wee Herman film that he’s doing with Judd Apatow.  Reubens gave a quick update, including the fact that they just did a rewrite on it and will be meeting this coming week, with a plan to go into production, at any minute.  Check out what he had to say after the jump:

paul-reubens-pee-wee-herman-movieQuestion: How is the progress going on the next Pee-Wee Herman film, that you’re doing with Judd Apatow?

PAUL REUBENS:  It’s going great!  We have a meeting this coming week, and we just did a very quick little rewrite on it.  As far as I know, it’s getting shot very soon.  I actually wasn’t supposed to talk about it, initially.  I was talking about it in this very veiled, secretive way, saying, “Oh, I wish I could talk about it.”  A journalist figured out that it was Judd Apatow that I was talking about because my writing partner was in the audience and he’s written so much with Judd.  So, it got leaked about six months to a year before it was supposed to.  I’ve been warned not to talk about any of my new projects, but that I can talk about because I blew it and it’s out.  It’s even on IMDB now.  So, that’s supposedly any minute.  Right after that, I’m following that up with two incredibly exciting projects.  I would give anything to be able to just brag to you right now and drop some names, but I can’t.

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