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Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Title Sequence Director to Helm Gravel

If you saw David Fincher’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, surely you were blown away by that wild opening title sequence, regardless of what you thought about the rest of the film.  Well, the man responsible is Tim Miller over at Blur Studio.

According to Deadline, this visual FX vet is going to be working with Legendary Pictures on an adaptation of the comic book Gravel, by Warren Ellis.

The comic follows a British soldier, named William Gravel, who is hired by clients to take on supernatural forces.

Miller is also attached to direct Deadpool – also based on a comic book property and starring Ryan Reynolds – for Fox.

Avatar Press publishes the series.  Here’s is their description of the title:

It’s never a dull day, being a Magician. The mad mind of Warren Ellis is once again unleashed on combat magician William Gravel, this time on a full-color, on-going monthly series! This special #0 issue is ad-free and the all-new story leads directly into the new series! Magic. The kind of magic that can strip the skin from a screaming man’s skull, or direct the path of a shrieking bullet through a maze of city streets, striking its target between the eyes with pin-point accuracy. This is not just magic… This is Combat Magic, wielded by Sergeant Major William Gravel, Warren Ellis’ cult-hit sensation from the pages of STRANGE KISS and STRANGE KILLINGS, now in his own, ongoing, full-color monthly series! From war-torn Afghanistan to the deceptively mundane streets of London, this special introductory chapter sets the stage for a tale so dark, twisted and disturbing that it could only have sprung from the mind of Ellis. SAS soldier Gravel has returned home, only to find that another has taken his place in the mysterious enclave of Britain’s seven Occult Detectives. Worse, the seven are now in possession of the legendary Sigsand Manuscript, a supernatural device that could bestow its keepers with a most vile and terrifying power. Gravel has a new mission, one that will be filled with his own unflinching brand of horrific and bloody violence.