Warren Ellis, one of the comic world's finest writers, is a very busy man these days.
Apparently not satisfied with having six
comic books on the go at once, a webcomic, a column on Second Life, a novel, a developing television series, a DVD animated movie of Castlevania: Dracula's Curse
and early 2000's comic Red
in movie development, Ellis' sporadically released comic series Gravel
is now heading into pre-production.Gravel
, co-created and now written by artist Mike Wolfer concerns the exploits of 'combat magician' William Gravel. Aside from having the hardest manly name since Chev Chelios, he's an ex-SAS soldier who works with magic that applies to war but also moonlights as a mercenary for a few X-Files-type capers and adventures.
The first draft will be written by Ellis himself, who will then sit back as executive producer. Rick Alexander (TV's Strong Medicine
) will be producing.