If you're a big Manga fan, you'll probably have hear of Naoki Urasawa. Being 100 per cent honest, we had no clue who he was until this afternoon, when we found out that Guillermo del Toro wanted to make a TV show out of his manga series.
We really should have heard of Urasawa at this stage though, especially since he is considered to be one of the most influential manga creators of all time, and was even named as one of the artists who changed the history of the Japanese art. Between 1994 and 2001 he created an 18 volume series called 'Monster', which tells the tale of a young doctor who saves the life of a 12-year-old boy. Of course, the young fella turns out to be a bit of a, well, monster, and his very existence kind of put the whole world in mortal danger. As you do.
The series has already been adapted for the small screen in Japan, where it was broadcast as a 74 episode anime TV show, but Guillermo del Toro wants to do one better than that. As per Deadline, he actually plans to bring the new series to HBO. Fancy. And as if that wasn't enough, del Toro will be teaming up with Doctor Who and Sherlock writer Steve Thompson, who is said to have already written the pilot. Word on the street is that they had really wanted to make a movie, but that didn't quite work out.
There's no indication as to when we might see the show on our TV screens just yet, but you can catch del Toro and Thompson's other collaboration Pacific Rim (they're working together on the production side) in cinemas later this year.