Blur’s Tim Miller Tapped to Direct Warren Ellis Dark Magic Adaptation ‘Gravel’

By  · Published on March 16th, 2012

You’re familiar with Tim Miller’s work if you’ve seen The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’s ingenious title sequence (and if you haven’t, you can see it below). His visual effects company Blur has also done work for video games like “Batman: Arkham City” and “Resident Evil: Raccoon City.” The point is – he’s a stellar artist and he’s making comic book-laden moves into the world of feature film directing.

He’s attached to The Goon (if it ever gets off the ground) and Deadpool (ditto), but now Deadline Danbury is reporting that he’s been hired to helm Gravel for Legendary Pictures. The project is based on the Warren Ellis and Mike Wolfer comic book that sees agent William Gravel, an S.A.S. agent who uses magic to earn money on the side by battling all sorts of creatures and beasties. It’s unconfirmed, but likely, that Ellis wrote it while drinking Scotch.

It feels like lately there have been a heavy handful of very cool announcements, and this just adds to that pile. And then smothers that pile in thick, black goo. (Check out the Tim Miller-crafted Dragon Tattoo title sequence below.)

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