Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and HBO are developing "Monster," a series based on the work of Japanese "manga" (or comics) author Naoki Urasawa, Deadline reported Thursday.
Del Toro will be in charge of writing the script along with Steven Thompson, known for his work on "Dr. Who" and "Sherlock."
Thompson will write the pilot chapter, which the Mexican filmmaker intends to direct, the publication said.
The story is a thriller about the activities of a surgeon who, after saving the life of a 12-year-old boy, discovers that the youngster has become a ruthless murderer who poses a terrible threat, a situation for which the doctor blames himself and so he undertakes a mission to find and eliminate him.
Del Toro will be the executive producer of one film.
The Mexican in July will screen a science fiction film - "Pacific Rim" - and will use Jessica Chastain, Emma Stone, Benedict Cumberbatch and Charlie Hunnam in "Crimson Peak," the new project he will begin filming next February.