Tim Miller to Direct Warren Ellis’s Gravel

The VFX guru behind the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo credits sequence signs up for his second comic book movie, after Deadpool.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani


If you're anything like us, the opening credits for David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo enraptured you a lot more than the film itself. Gorgeous, dark and admittedly nebulously related to the events of the film, it seemed like some of Fincher's most visually arresting work in years. Well, it turns out that was actually Tim Miller (doubtless working with David Fincher). He's the visual effects designer behind Blur Studio, which produced the trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic, and he's just signed up to direct his second feature film based on a comic book. First Miller was announced as the director of Deadpool early last year, and now he's also signed up for Gravel, based on the comic book by Warren Ellis and Mike Wolfer, according to Deadline.

What is Gravel, you ask? It's a comic book series centered around the adventures of William Gravel, a 'combat magician' and S.A.S. member who moonlights as a paranormal investigator on the side. The character debuted in the Avatar Press mini-series Strange Kiss, and then appeared in several more mini-series before earning his own ongoing title, Gravel. Legendary Pictures is behind the adaptation, the screenplay for which Ellis has reportedly been working on personally.

With Deadpool news in short supply, despite what Rob Liefeld's been saying, it's entirely possible that Gravel could be Miller's debut feature, but we imagine both studios are hard at work getting their respective properties off the ground and giving Miller his first turn at bat behind the camera.

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