Guillermo del Toro is bringing Naoki Urasawa's 18-volume manga series Monster to HBO. The material was previously adapted as the animated series Monster.
The story follows a doctor who scours the world for the most evil sociopath in human history, a 12-year-old boy. When the physician tries to save the boy, he starts a murderous chain of events.
The project was initially set up as a feature at New Line Cinema, but the story was deemed too massive to be covered in a single film. Guillermo del Toro and Steve Thompson will executive produce alongside Susan Montford, Don Murphy, and Gary Ungar. No production schedule was given.