HBO announced that director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) and writer Steven Thompson (Doctor Who) are teaming up to bring hit manga series Monster as a HBO TV series.
The 18 volume manga series was created by Naoki Urasawa. He is one of my favorite authors with other famous works such as 20th Century Boys and Billy Bat. Monster is about: “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.”
The project will work closely with Shogakukan for consulting. I’m pretty sure fans won’t be disappoint with the adaption, and we shall see what comes out of it.