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Guillermo del Toro Bringing MONSTER To T.V.

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 9:34 am by Jess Hicks

Guillermo del Toro is  collaborating with Sherlock/Doctor Who writer, Steven Thompson, to bring the the manga series Monster to the small screen. The two will co-write the series with Thompson kicking off the pilot and Del Toro directing it.

Official synopsis:

Kenzou Tenma, a Japanese brain surgeon in Germany, had it all: incredible skill at his work, a rich and beautiful fiancee, and a promising career at his hospital. However, after becoming disenchanted by hospital politics, he chose to save the life of a young boy who got shot in the head over the life of the mayor. As a result he lost the support of the hospital director, as well as his position in the hospital and his fiance. A short time later, the hospital director and the doctors that replaced him were murdered, and once again he was catapulted back onto the top. But as the chief suspect of the murders, Tenma did not get a easy life. As a matter of fact, it seems that the boy he saved was much more than he had appeared to be… Now to clear his name and to correct his past mistake, Tenma must get to the bottom of these and other murders, and investigate the truth of the Monster who is behind all of this.

The manga series, created by Naoki Urasawa, has already been adapted into anime form but now Del Toro wants to bring a live action version to its audiences. Del Toro will executive produce with Susan Montford and Gary Ungar.


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