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New Line Finds Monster

Published April 7, 2005 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image from Monster comic
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According to TheHollywoodReporter, New Line Cinema has acquired the film rights to the Japanese manga comic book series Monster. Besides acquiring the film rights, New Line has already put the production wheels in motion and will have Neil Kaplan, Pen Densham and John Watson of Trilogy Entertainment to produce.

New Line for a Monster Movie


Monster tells the story of a young successful brain surgeon who is forced to choose between the life of the mayor and the life of a young boy. The doctor chooses the boy, only to find out later that this same boy is an expert murderer. The doctor is then given the mission of tracking down this boy in order to solve a conspiracy.

Here is a little more of what TheHollywoodReporter had to say about Monster:



Urasawa is a manga master in Japan, where "Monster" has been adapted into an animated television series and has spawned 18 volumes as a manga series. The "Monster" mangas have sold more than 25 million copies in Japan, and it has a strong following in Asia and Europe.

Stay tuned for updates.

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