It’s been announced that the new feature-length movie, titled Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, is set to begin filming in three weeks, and will premiere exclusively on Netflix in the future. The movie will see the now 62-year-old Paul Reubens once again becoming the forever young Pee-wee, while Anchorman, Superbad, and Bridesmaids producer and The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up director Judd Apatow will produce.
While visiting The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night, the iconic actor Paul Reubens (most famously known as Pee-Wee Herman) teased the audience with details about the long-awaited follow-up movie to the sensational Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure that came out in 1985.
As you know, a lot goes into making a movie. Many of them are developed for many years, seeing various writers and directors and other talent come and go as the best strategy for making the movie is figured out.
1988’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit was no different. Directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring the late Bob Hoskins, the movie would go on to become an unforgettable fusion of live-action film noir and cartoon comedy. But Disney was trying to make the movie happen years before that destiny was realized. They acquired the rights to the Gary K. Wolf novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit? not long after its publication in 1981, and at one point in 1983 had an adaptation in the works with Paul Reubens as Roger Rabbit (around the time he was becoming known as Pee-Wee Herman).
You can see a behind-the-scenes video of this very different version of Roger Rabbit below.
A trailer has been released for the upcoming animated comedy Escape From Planet Earth, which will hit theaters February 13, 2013.
The movie had some troubles making it to the big screen, with a lawsuit between The Weinstein Company and producer Brian Inerfield and director Tony Leech, who exited the movie in 2010. The movie is now listed as directed by Cal Brunker, who was a storyboard artist on Despicable Me. Voice cast includes Brendan Fraser, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jane Lynch, Paul Reubens, and Rob Corddry.
You can see the trailer for Escape From Planet Earth below now.