Every time news pops up concerning Guillermo del Toro, it seems as if it’s about him taking on yet another new project. This time is no different and in truth I’m surprised the man hasn’t imploded by now. He’s finishing up Pacific Rim, has a sequel planned for that one, has his Crimson Peak ghost story to direct and, if rumors are true, his adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness is back in play. The newest project, however, is in television, as del Toro will be teaming with HBO to bring Monster to your TV set.
Monster will adapt a manga series of the same name written by Naoki Urasawa. Del Toro’s involvement includes co-writing the adaptation with the help of Doctor Who and Sherlock writer Steven Thompson, as well as taking the director’s chair for the pilot and acting as one of the executive producers on the show. Hopefully this won’t impact any of his other projects.
The story of Monster, for those of you unfamiliar is 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.
Thanks to ComicBookMovie for the heads-up.