The new Pee-Wee Herman movie is reportedly heading to Netflix.
Unnamed sources have told The Wrap that shooting will start in 2015 for a new Pee-Wee Herman movie, which will premiere on the subscription VOD service.
The film, which was previously at Universal, is produced by Judd Apatow and will see Paul Reubens reprise his role as the iconic character. Reubens has co-written the film with comedian Paul Rust.
Other details about the production are unknown, although a director is said to be in place with production to start potentially as soon as February 2015.
There has been no official confirmation from Netflix on the film, but an “individual close to the project” told The Wrap the movie “moved to Netflix a gazillion months ago”.
Netflix is certainly no stranger to Pee-Wee, with the US service already offering Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, Big Top Pee-Wee and The Pee-Wee Herman Show to American subscribers and Seasons 1 to 5 of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse available on Netflix UK. The company is also making a concerted push to produce more original kid-friendly content, with DreamWorks Animation alone set to have premiered 10 new Netflix series by 2016.
Indeed, Reubens told the A.V. Club last month that an “amazing company” is involved in the production, although a “really big announcement” about the movie has not been made yet.