Guillermo Del Toro will write Monster for HBO

Pacific Rim director will adapt manga comic for new HBO series

Del ToroGuillermo Del Toro has signed a deal with HBO to adapt the manga series Monster by Naoki Urasawa.

The impossibly busy writer/director is expected to create the series outline with Steven Thompson (Doctor Who, Sherlock) and to direct the pilot, according to Bloody Disgusting. The site reports the synopsis as follows:

“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.

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