Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro has been busy working with HBO to bring an adaptation of Urasawa Naoki's acclaimed Monster manga series to the small screen. Speaking at the fourth annual Hero Complex Film Festival, the Mexican filmmaker revealed that he has already submitted a pilot script, which is "fantastic" and "respectful", and is waiting for HBO's decision on whether the production is to go ahead.
The thriller 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 doctor battling to stop a plot of mass genocide.
Embedded below is the clip of Del Toro discussing Monster and its adaptation, in which he talks about his interactions with Urasawa and his love of the manga.
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