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Leonardo DiCaprio Is Making A Biopic About ‘Calvin And Hobbes’ Creator Bill Watterson

By / 12.03.13

calvinandhobbes-dancing-with-strutting-leonardo-dicaprio Leonardo DiCaprio And Warner Making A Biopic On Calvin And Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson

Bill Watterson’s Calvin And Hobbes comic strip ran from 1985 to 1995 and helped define our childhoods. We love seeing things inspired by Calvin and Hobbes, like this theme wedding, cute GIFs, lots of cosplay, and documentary Dear Mr. Watterson. It may be the fan interest in the documentary which has convinced Warner to buy Dan Dollar’s spec script A Boy And His Tiger, a biopic about Calvin And Hobbes creator Bill Watterson.

The project, which will be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Roy Lee and Rock Shaink, chronicles the early career of Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson, and his struggle with the sudden popularity, coverage, and licensing battles that came with creating one of the most influential comics of a generation. [The Tracking Board]

Making a biopic about Bill Watterson without his involvement? That’s one way to kill time while waiting for life to shower you with meaning and happiness.

And, hey, if Bill Watterson wants to get back at them, he can always make a biopic of his own…

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