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Found on ANN. What do you guys think? I know Monster has been in development hell for a while, but I think this time it might actually happen. A mini series sounds way more convincing than a 2 hour Hollywood movie, for one thing. Secondly, Monster's storyline has a cross-cultural appeal to it that means it'll be easier to adapt.Quote:
I also agree that adapting Monster for a TV show would be much easier and better than a movie. HBO is one of the most popular networks out there so hopefully it will give Naoki Urasawa and manga in general a boost.
My only concern is that I don't want them to whitewash Dr. Tenma. Hopefully they can find an Asian actor who can speak German and/or English.
Monster...is one of my absolute favorites, if I had to pick one anime series I consider best this would be it. HBO miniseries is perfect as they could minimize cuts of story (unlike a movie) and there won't be concern about censorship. Del Toro seems like a really good fit, I hope this actually happens.
A mini-series perhaps, but not a long running one. I think two or three seasons should be suffice for HBO to convey Naoki's magnum opus close to perfection. Obviously there's going to be some changes here and there, but hopefully they won't ruin the original work. I'm supporting the idea, in general.
I hope they make it different enough that it feels like its own thing. I definitely don't want to see a scene for scene adaptation.