Serial killers are the new vampires.
A Manga series that’s already been adapted into a 74-episode animated TV series, Naoki Urasawa’s “Monster” is now being developed by Guillermo Del Toro for HBO.
The books follow a doctor determined to neutralize a serial killer the doctor saved when the killer was a nine-year-old.
The project had been in development at HBO’s sister studio New Line. Del Toro (“Hellboy,” “Pacific Rim”) hopes to direct the pilot from a script by Steven Thompson (“Doctor Who,” “Sherlock”).
FX greenlit in September a pilot based on Del Toro’s “The Strain” vampire novels. Carlton Cuse (“Lost,” “Bates Hotel”) will serve as showrunner should “Strain” go to series.
Find Deadline’s exclusive on the matter here.
The Blu-ray second season of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” $114.99 in September and $73.90 last week, has fallen (this week only) to its lowest price ever: $52.49!! (60% Off!!) Cheaper Than Used!!