Pee-wee Herman is making a comeback.
Nearly 30 years after the man-boy hit the big screen in Tim Burton's Pee-wee's Big Adventure, the beloved franchise -- which was also a TV kid show, Pee-wee's Playhouse, that won 22 Emmy Awards over its five-season run -- has landed another all-star director for its new Netflix film.
Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, This Is 40) will head up Pee-wee's Big Holiday, with Paul Reubens reprising his red bow-tied role. "Judd and I dreamt up this movie four years ago," Reubens, 62, said of the film. "The world was much different back then -- Netflix was waiting by the mailbox for red envelopes to arrive. I've changed all that. The future is here. Get used to it."
Already introducing a new tagline for the film, the Pee-wee star added, "Bow-tie is the new black."
"As a fan of Pee-wee Herman since he first appeared on The Dating Game, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the brilliant Paul Reubens on this film," Apatow added of the project. "It is a dream come true."
Apatow wouldn't be the first A-lister to make the leap to Netflix. Oscar-winning director David Fincher is behind the binge-watch-worthy TV series House of Cards, Adam Sandler has signed on to star and produce four Netflix films and the sequel Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend will also premiere on the streaming site ...to name a few.
Will you watch the new Pee-wee Herman movie?