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."