March 16, 2012

Tim Miller To Direct Gravel For Legendary Pictures

Hollywood has officially fallen under the spell of VFX guru Tim Miller of Blur Studio. Deadline reports Miller has been hired by Legendary Pictures to direct Gravel which is based on the comic book written by Warren Ellis. The comic focuses on William Gravel, a soldier in the British S.A.S. who uses his skills in dark magic to moonlight and battle supernatural beings for clients in order to make some extra cash.

Last year 20th Century Fox announced Miller would be directing the Deadpool movie which would re-introduce the merc-with-a-mouth to audiences. Since that announcement little progress has been made while The Wolverine is about to go into production and the X-Men First Class sequel is quickly moving forward. This might be the extra nudge that Fox needs to finally put Deadpool into production before Miller is swayed into making Gravel instead. I assume they got Miller on the cheap but if he keeps getting these type of offers for more money it might lead him to exit Deadpool. The studio has been keen on Ryan Reynolds reprising the role of Wade Wilson keeping the production on hold until he finishes up other movies. Now seems the best time to move forward before Miller moves to other things.

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