Pee Wee Herman movie

For the past few years, we’ve been getting updates on the Pee-Wee Herman movie every so often. Mostly, they’ve just been reassurances that yes, the movie is still in the works. But the wait may be nearing an end. According to producer Judd Apatow, the feature is “pretty close” to coming together. Hit the jump for the latest dirt on the Pee-Wee Herman movie.

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We’ve heard Paul Ruebens talk about a new Pee-Wee Herman movie for years. There’s long been a script that he’s been writing and rewriting (with Paul Rust) under the watchful eye of producer Judd Apatow. But it’s been quite a while since we’ve heard anything real — years, in fact. With Ruebens doing press for The Smurfs 2, however, the actor is saying that Pee-Wee should be back in force in 2014. Read More »

YouTube, late night television and Michel Gondry all deserve spots in the trailer parody hall of fame. Gondry’s film, Be Kind Rewind, gave birth to the low budget “sweding” of trailers where people do cheap, shot by shot, remakes. Late night TV shows like Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan have made a sport of parodying trailers for highly anticipated films and YouTube makes the consumption of these things extremely easy.

Today we have two perfect examples of where those parody hall of famers intersect. A comedy troupe named Dumb Drum sweded the recent trailer for Iron Man 3, with hilarious results, and Jimmy Fallon got Pee-Wee Herman to voice over the trailer for Marc Forster’s World War Z, starring Brad Pitt. Check out both after the jump. Read More »

With his signature suit, voice and subversive family nature, Pee-Wee Herman has been a pop culture mainstay for decades. Even when the actor portraying him, Paul Reubens, had a bit of a run in with the law, fans still clamored for more Pee-Wee, rabidly watching his old specials, TV shows and movies. In 2010, Pee-Wee jumped back in the spotlight with a live Broadway show and he’s even got a new movie in the works with Judd Apatow. Like it or not, Pee-Wee Herman is an icon.

With that in mind, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is hosting a tribute art exhibit for everyone’s favorite bow-tied man child appropriate called I Know You Are, But What Am I? It opens Friday July 29 from 7-10 p.m. at their Venice. CA location and will be on display through August 19. After the jump, see a bunch of art from the show and find out all the pertinent information. Read More »

We’ve got quite a mix of comic book bits for you today, and unless you have something against crime-solving Great Danes, I’d say it’s all happy news. Guess the ides of March aren’t so scary after all.

After the jump, check out Slither director James Gunn‘s comments on Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers script, take a look at Scooby-Doo and company guest-starring on Cartoon Network’s Batman: The Brave and the Bold, read about January Jones‘ possible future with the X-Men franchise, and find out exactly which comic book issue is special enough to be worth $150,000.

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Whether it be with ripping chest hair, unplanned pregnancy or dying comedians, Judd Apatow is always trying to get our attention. In recent months, two things that did just that were announcements that the writer/director/producer extraordinaire would be teaming up with Paul Reubens on a new Pee-Wee Herman movie and that, for his fourth directorial effort, he’d reprise two of the main characters from his film Knocked Up. Apatow has been doing the interview rounds lately and offered some updates on both projects. Read his quotes after the break. Read More »

2011 SXSW Film Panels Announced

South By Southwest have announced the 2011 SXSW Film Conference lineup, which includes two key conversations with Todd Phillips (director of The Hangover), Paul Reubens (aka Pee-wee Herman), the cast and crew of Super (James Gunn, Ellen Page and Rainn Wilson) and filmmaker Duncan Jones (Source Code, Moon). Additionally, the complete schedule for the event, including screening and panel dates and times are live at: http://schedule.sxsw.com. You can read the full press release after the jump.

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HBO will premiere The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway on Saturday, March 19th 2011 at 10:00pm. They have released a teaser trailer to promote the special. Watch it now emebdded after the jump.

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