TV: Guillermo del Toro planning Manga based TV series ‘Monster’ for HBO




Deadline is reporting that Guillermo del Toro, the director who never sleeps, is planning yet another TV series, this time with HBO. Del Toro wants to adapt the 18 volume Japanese Manga into a TV series, with plans to co-write the story and direct the pilot episode. Steven Thompson (Dr Who, Sherlock) will write the pilot and Del Toro will be executive producer and Thompson co-executive producer. Angry Films’ partners Don Murphy and Susan Montford are executive producing with Exile’s Gary Ungar. Shogakukan will be consulting producer.

The 18 volume Manga series is written by Naoki Urasawa and published by Shogakukan Inc, and Deadline describes the story as a  thriller  about the worldwide search by a young doctor for the most evil sociopath that has ever lived. He is a 12-year old boy, and the doctor’s decision to save his life has unwittingly unleashed a Pandora’s Box that leaves the doc battling to stop a plot of mass genocide.

This project was originally set at New Line, but proved too sprawling to confined to a feature film. There are no other details at this point, but interestingly the project reunites del Toro with producers Murphy and Montford, the two people who were involved in his attempt to get At the Mountains of Madness made into a film. Maybe working together will reignite the need to get the film made? One can only dream I suppose.

(Source: Deadline)

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