ByScott Pierce, writer at
Yell at me on Twitter: @gingerscott. Managing Editor at Moviepilot.
Scott Pierce

Director may have Pacific Rim robots on the brain 90% of the time, but that doesn't mean he's neglecting his other projects. Speaking at the Los Angeles Hero Complex Festival this past weekend, the legendary del Toro updated fans about HBO's Monster and it looks like he just submitted a script for the manga adaptation last week.

The director also made it very clear that his version will follow creator Naoki Urasawa's manga quite closely, according to Collider. In fact, Urasawa would only sign off on the show if was given access to del Toro's outlines for each episode. The manga's creator did not want any extra, original content to change the 18-volume manga story. As such, here's the synopsis for the HBO show:

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 doc battling to stop a plot of mass genocide.

Syfy actually released a Monster anime that ran from 2009-2010, but I never watched it. Are there any Monster fans that are fuming with rage? Or are you guys jumping up and down for a live action version of this story? Fill us in in the comments. [[poll]]


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