Pee-Wee Herman is hitting the road once again — this time with a little help from Judd Apatow.
Paul Reubens’ beloved character is slated for a return to the big screen with Apatow set to produce, Variety said Thursday. The ’80s cult-TV star will make his way back to theaters via a collaboration with the director/producer behind comedy successes Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
“Let’s face it, the world needs more Pee-Wee Herman,” Apatow told the publication. “I am so excited to be working with Paul Reubensâ€”who is an extraordinary and groundbreaking actor and writer. It’s so great to watch him return with such relevance.”
The character was first seen on the big screen in 1985′s Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.
In case you hadn’t heard, Pee-Wee is also Broadway-bound. In May, The Pee-Wee Herman Show â€” which has been splitting the sides of audiences in Los Angeles for nearly six months â€” announced that the show is headed to Broadway this fall.