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Pee-wee Herman Movie Headed For Netflix

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Judd  Apatow To Produce Netflix Pee-wee Herman Movie. A new Pee-wee Herman movie is set to begin filming in 2015. There is currently no director attached and the film is set to be a Netflix exclusive but the most intriguing tid-bit associated with the film is that super producer Judd Apatow is set to produce the film.

Paul Reubens developed his Pee-wee Herman character with a darker, adult oriented persona before toning himself down in order to appeal to a younger and broader audience. I’m curious to see if Apatow will look to apply his successful brand of low borrow, man-child humour to the character in order to tap back into Pee-wee’s more “adult” roots.

The majority of Pee-wee Herman fans have grown into adults and movie studios know that re-treading familiar brands and tapping into nostalgia is the easiest way to make a quick buck. However, the work of Pee-wee Herman was recently released on Netflix and offering the character to today’s younger generation is affording the next film many demographics to market to.

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 Source: The Wrap

 

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Victor Stiff

Born and raised in Toronto, Victor has spent the past decade using his love and knowledge of the city to highlight and promote significant cultural events such as TIFF, The IIIFA awards, and the Anokhi Gala. He is an avid reader of Sci-fi and Horror and constantly sits through indie film marathons in rabid anticipation of the genre’s next great film auteurs. He also contributes sci-fi and fantasy movie reviews to www.zone-six.net

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