Guillermo Del Toro Bringing Japanese Manga MONSTER To The Small Screen With HBO
It has today been revealed that HBO and Guillermo del Toro are teaming up for Monster; a series based on Naoki Urasawa's Japanese Manga. As if that wasn't exciting enough, it sounds as if At The Mountains Of Madness is once again back on track for the big screen treatment!
Deadline reports that Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro is teaming with HBO to adapt Monster; an 18 volume Japanese Manga by author Naoki Urasawa. According to the site, he will co-write the story with Steven Thompson (Sherlock) and direct the pilot episode. They go on to describe the premise of the series as 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." While this was originally set to be brought to the big screen by New Line, it proved to be too large a project to be confined to a feature film. In related news, it sounds as if the success of Oblivion may have been enough to convince Universal to move ahead with At The Mountains Of Madness. The R-Rating had initially been a problem for the studio, but if Pacific Rim is a success, they may have to move fast as Warner Bros. and Legendary are also "interested".
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