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Well, now. Isn't this interesting: Deadline reports that an amazing project is potentially brewing over at HBO. Um OK. But what could it be? How about visionary director teaming up with the writer for Sherlock and Doctor Who () to bring 's epic manga Monster to the small screen.

Are you kidding me? Urasawa to Thompson to del Toro to HBO. There is not one, literally not one, weak link in that chain. The manga has previously been adapted as an anime, but I can only imagine del Toro wants to make this a live action version.

Here's the first volume's synopsis, courtesy of the series' domestic publisher, VIZ Media:

An ice-cold killer is on the loose, and brilliant Dr. Kenzo Tenma is the only one who can stop him! Conspiracies, serial murders, and a scathing indictment of hospital politics are all masterfully woven together in this compelling manga thriller. Tenma risks his promising medical career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy. Unbeknownst to him, the child is destined for a terrible fate. Who could have known that Tenma would create a monster!

Copious exclamation points aside, that sounds like a solid premise and one that the del Toro/Thompson team can do some great things with. I'm intrigued. In fact, I'm so intrigued, that I'm clicking the [[follow]] button so I can stay in the loop about this project. If you feel the same, follow along and we'll all see how this thing plays out together.


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