Deadpool Director digging into Warren Ellis’ Gravel
This fresh from the Desk of Warren Ellis:
“My old friend Tim Miller, a VFX genius (mostly recently lauded for the credits sequence he shot for GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO), has signed to direct GRAVEL for Legendary Pictures, based on the GRAVEL books I created, as published by Avatar Press.
Note that this film has writers who aren’t me. I can’t say a lot more than that without giving some stuff away, but some of you will remember that the original plan was for me to write this film. Plans changed and expanded, and I was working on other things both announced and rumoured during the initial process on this film. My relationship with Legendary has grown since we made the initial deal a couple of years ago. All is good.”
Gravel tells the story of William Gravel, a British Special Air Service member who is also a Combat Magician, one who dabbles in dark magic and battles supernatural beings for clients to make extra money. Gravel first appeared in Avatar’s limited series Strange Kiss and its sequels Stranger Kisses and Strange Killings, before landing his own self-titled ongoing series in 2007.
Miller has signed onto the project after his planned directorial debut, the film adaptation of another graphic novel, ‘Deadpool,’ has been stuck in development.