Guillermo del Toro is making a manga series movie for HBO

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Rejoice, Guillermo del Toro is getting an HBO series! Originally pitched for the big screen, the manga series Monster has found a home on HBO. Which means there will be blood, and sex, and supernatural strange.


Naoki Urasawa‘s manga Monster is centered around a disgraced doctor searching for a truly sick criminal. Deadline is reporting that del Toro will direct the pilot, and then will carry on as the Executive Producer.

We're actually all pretty happy Monster is becoming a TV series and not a movie, as there's buckets of material in the books, plus the journey stretches for years and years. Here's the official summary from Amazon of Naoki Urasawa's Monster, Vol. 1

Brilliant doctor Kenzo Tenma risks his reputation and promising career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy. Unbeknownst to him, this child is destined for a terrible fate. Conspiracies, serial murders, and a scathing depiction of the underbelly of hospital politics are all masterfully woven together in this compelling manga thriller.

Terrible Destinies, unspeakable crimes and epic journeys... we're in.



While this could be cool - Del Toro seems to announce a new project about every other week - and only about 5% actually happen.