HBO is teaming with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro on a potential series based on Naoki Urasawa’s eighteen volume manga “Monster” which was previously setup at New Line.
The story deals with the worldwide search by a young doctor for the most evil sociopath that has ever lived – a 12-year-old boy.
The doctor’s decision to save his life has unwittingly unleashed a Pandora’s Box that leaves the doctor battling to stop a plot of mass genocide.
Del Toro will co-write the story with “Sherlock” and “Doctor Who” scribe Steven Thompson, with del Toro intending to direct the pilot.
Don Murphy, Susan Montford and Gary Ungar will executive produce.