Guillermo Del Toro Adapting 'Monster' Into A Series For HBO

I am so excited for this news and for all you thriller, horror fans out there, this should excite you too!  HBO and Guillermo Del Toro are teaming up to adapt Monster into a potential live action series which is based on the Japanese manga by Naoki Urasawa. 

Del Toro is also teaming up with Steven Thompson, who is best known for his work on Sherlock and Dr. Who.  Thompson will be writing the pilot script and Del Toro will most likely be directing the pilot. Del Toro will also serve as executive producer along with Thompson.

Monster is about a doctor who goes on the manhunt for the 12 year old boy the doctor saved and in turn learns that he is actually the most evil sociopath to have ever lived and must stop his mass genocide.

It will be interesting to see who they will cast in the lead roles and while I am hopeful Del Toro and Thompson stay true to the manga AND the anime adaptation, it will still be interesting to see what they do with the story.  I can't see anyone else adapting this but Del Toro.

Are you excited for this?

Source: Japanator
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