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Guillermo Del Toro Talks ‘Monster’ Manga Adaptation Plans

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Expect to see more of this in the coming weeks as Pacific Rim director Guillermo Del Toro is out doing more press for that move in advance of its summer release. With a few things potentially in the works for the very busy filmmaker, he let loose a few tidbits about the hoped for live action adaptation of Monster, the manga by Naoki Urasawa released by Viz Media in the US, who has a good relationship with Warner Bros. who owns HBO, which is where it’s being shopped at right now.

On Monster, Del Toro said that he just submitted the pilot script to HBO last week and that they’re reading it right now. He revealed his version is very respectful of Urasawa’s manga. Del Toro gained permission from Urasawa to adapt his work, only if he submitted to the author an outline for each episode of the theoretical first season. Del Toro was quick to chime that the series would have a short shelf life – as it will strictly follow the manga’s 18 volumes, nothing added to increase seasons or episode count.

[Source: Collider]

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