Legendary Pictures is picking up the film rights to “Gravel,” the comic book series created by Warren Ellis and published by Avatar Press, reports Variety.
The project revolves around the character 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.
Ellis introduced the character in a 1999 limited series of graphic novels published under the title “Strange Kiss.”
He will write the initial draft of the screenplay for the film and serve as executive producer on the project.