One year ago almost to the day, Bleeding Cool asked the question: could Oni Press’ My Boyfriend is a Bear be the next Game of Thrones? Today, proving once again that Bleeding Cool is the most prescient comic news site in the business when it comes to blithely making vague predictions and then claiming to have been right later when they sort of come true, Oni Press has revealed that the hit graphic novel by Pamela Ribon and Cat Farris has been optioned by Legendary Entertainment. Ono will executive produce along with Ribbon and Alex Hertzberg. Farris will co-produce, and Pamela will write the screenplay.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to bring Nora and Bear’s story to the live-action world,” said Ribon in the press release. “It’s a unique challenge, and we are so excited to see where we can take their unforgettable romance.”
Farris said: “Pamela and I poured our hearts into My Boyfriend is a Bear, and we’re beyond excited to be able to bring this tale of love in unexpected places to an even wider audience.”
And Oni VP of Creative Charlie Chu said: “We are so proud of Pam and Cat’s adorable, hilarious, and heartfelt graphic novel, and working with them to bring this romance to the big screen is an incredible privilege.”
Anyone else? No. Well alright then. Congratulations to all, and we look forward to the oncoming explosion of the person/animal romance film genre and everyone’s subsequent complaining about how that’s all anyone wants to make anymore.
My Boyfriend is a Bear is an absurdist, modern romance story that follows Nora, who—after a succession of terrible boyfriends finds—true love with the most unexpected of suitors: a 500-pound American Black Bear. They’ll soon discover that hipster neighbors, judgmental friends, and Bear’s impending need for hibernation will put their relationship to the ultimate test.