Comedian Paul Reubens said in a rare interview last week with MTV News that he has outlined plans for future adventures of his most famous character – Pee Wee Herman.
Reubens said he has two Pee-wee feature film scripts ready to go. One is an extension of the famed TV show, “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” only this story would take Pee-wee and his friends outside the house for the first time.
“We never really went out into what we call puppet land, and this [film] takes place out of the playhouse. I think there are one or two scenes in the playhouse in the beginning. Basically it’s all in a fantasy land. It’s like a ‘Wizard of Oz,’ H.R. Pufnstuf epic adventure story” said Reubens who claims the story would bring back all of the original characters from the playhouse — live-action and puppets alike.
The other Pee-wee film, which Reubens called “the dark Pee Wee movie,” is “basically the story of Pee-wee Herman becoming famous as a singer. He has a hit single and gets brought out to Hollywood to make musical movies, kind of like they did with Elvis. It all kind of goes downhill from there for Pee-wee. He turns into a monster. He does everything wrong and becomes a big jerk.”
Reubens said he had a backup plan nonetheless for the Pee-wee movies should he not be up for the part. “My second option is to have Johnny Depp play Pee-wee” and insisted that he’s even spoken to Depp about it, saying that the actor told him, “Let me think about it.”