25 April – Guillermo Del Toro proves to be a man of many monsters as his next project will involve the "Hellboy" director developing a series with HBO based on Naoki Urasawa's manga series called "Monster".
Del Toro will be co-writing the story with Steven Thompson, who is best known for his work on "Dr. Who" and "Sherlock". The director intends to helm directing duties for the pilot of the upcoming series with Thompson penning its debut.
The project, which was initially planned to be a feature film, was decidedly too expanded to be confined and is thus given life through a HBO series. Del Toro had reportedly taken a lot of effort to convince Urasawa into allowing Hollywood access to his work.
"Monster" is spanned over 18 volumes of manga series and has previously been adapted into an anime. The story tells of a righteous and compassionate young doctor who opts to save the life of a 12-year-old boy over a mayor, only to find out his decision will cost the lives of millions as the boy is an evil sociopath.
In order to right this wrong, the doctor sets out to kill the very life he saved in order to make amends.
While the director is busy working on the story, his upcoming film, "Pacific Rim" will soon be seen in theatres. It will be released nationwide in Malaysia and Singapore on 11 July.