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Guillermo del Toro develops manga 'Monster' for HBO
Entertainment's Busiest Man Guillermo del Toro has set up a potential new project at HBO.
According to Deadline.com, del Toro and "Dr. Who" veteran Steven Thompson are developing a series build around Naoki Urasawa's manga epic "Monster."
The report says that Thompson will write the pilot, while del Toro will direct. The "Pacific Rim" helmer is also planning to direct the pilot for FX's adaptation of his novel "The Strain," which cast Corey Stoll in a lead role this week.
The 18-volume manga was published between 1994 and 2001 and served as the basis for a 74-episode animated series. The basic plot involves a doctor trying to set things right after he saves the life of a kid who grows up to become a sociopath.
Note that "Monster" doesn't even have a pilot order yet on HBO, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, del Toro has plenty to keep him busy.