Guillermo Del Toro talks "Monster" Manga Adaptation

Crunchyroll writes: "While July's Pacific Rim will be the first Guillermo del Toro movie to hit theaters since 2008's Hellboy II, the Mexican filmmaker has certainly been keeping busy. Speaking at the fourth annual Hero Complex Film Festival, Del Toro said he has submitted a pilot script for the adaptation of Naoki Urasawa's award winning Monster manga to HBO and was waiting to hear from the cable network if the series would go forward.

“You cannot compress ‘Monster’ into a feature,” Del Toro said, of the project he is co-writing with “Doctor Who” and “Sherlock” writer Steven Thompson. “‘Monster’ is almost like Chekhovian, it has all these little characters that are incredibly smart and delineated. Each of them has an arc and if you follow all of them, at the end of the last book you will be satisfied.”"

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SynGamer1243d ago

Shockingly enough, it sounds like Del Toro understands the complexity of this story. I'm honestly glad he pitched it as a TV series, especially to HBO since it can be dark and gory without having to worry about censoring for TV.

Simon_Brezhnev1242d ago

True but its on HBO i see a lot of nudity. LOL

I would love HBO to get this. I dont want this on regular tv.

SJC1242d ago

If this actually happens, I hope it's great, maybe we could see some more anime/manga become westernized entertainment, people have tried and failed, so far,

Archaic1242d ago

Just so long as they get a Japanese (or at least asian) actor to play the main character, rather than changing his name and making him caucasian...