UPDATE: Derek Frey, producer and executive at Tim Burton Productions, has told The Playlist there is “no truth to the rumor” and expressed gratitude for squashing the rumor quickly. An unnamed source over at Dread Central claims to have spoken directly with Paul “Pee Wee Herman” Reubens regarding his forthcoming East Coast stage show. When asked if Reubens would ever work again with director Tim Burton – who directed Pee Wee’s Big Adventure – he revealed that Burton is (finally) secretly working on a sequel to his stop-motion masterpiece The Nightmare Before Christmas! A sequel has been long rumored, and to be frank, it’s absolutely shocking (and appalling) to me that one has yet to go into production. Disney is all about merchandising – and Nightmare Before Christmas has more merch than any fan can even digest. And who knows, maybe a sequel could inspire Disney to develop a theme park attraction that’s not just a season revamp of “The Haunted Mansion”?
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