TrackingBoard.com is reporting that Warner Bros has picked up a biopic script by Dan Dollar about Bill Watterson. The script is called A Boy and His Tiger and chronicles the early Watterson struggles to become a cartoonist, dealing with the popularity and then his fight with the syndicate. The film will be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Roy Lee and Rock Shaink.
Bill is a hot topic even 20+ years after we walked away from his strip. The documentary Dear Mr. Watterson was released just before Thanksgiving and he’s granted a few new interviews like the latest one from Mental Floss which went viral on social media.
It probably should be noted that studios option projects all of the time. They grab them before a competing studio gets them even if they don’t have immediate plans to take the project into production. At this early stage, it’s hard to tell what Warner Bros intentions are.