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Guillermo del Toro Developing 'Monster' for HBO

April 25, 2013 (8:29 am) GMT
The 'Hellboy' director is developing a TV show based on the Japanese comic books about a young doctor searching for a sociopath he once saved.

Guillermo del Toro is going to bring "Monster" to HBO. The acclaimed filmmaker has sealed a deal to adapt the Japanese Manga by author Naoki Urasawa into a TV show for the premium cable channel.

The comic book series follows a brilliant young doctor who unwittingly unleashes a pandora's box when he decided to save a dying 12-year-old boy. The doctor now searches for the boy, who has become most evil sociopath that has ever lived, to stop a plot of mass genocide.

The young adult series was first published in Japan in 1995 and was translated for distribution in the U.S. about a decade later. The thriller was initially planned to be adapted into a feature film at New Line.

del Toro will executive produce the potential series and write the pilot with Steven Thompson. The "" helmer is additionally expected to direct the pilot.

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