Exclusive: Edge of Darkness Picture

Mel Gibson's return to acting

Mel Gibson hasn't starred in a film since The Singing Detective in 2003, but he's back back back in crime drama Edge of Darkness from Casino Royale director Martin Campbell - and here's a new still from the film to give you a tiny taste of what we're in for.

The film sees Gibson play a homicide cop who witnesses the death of his daughter (Bojana Novakovic) and set out to catch the killers, uncovering a larger conspiracy in the process. "He's a seasoned old detective," Gibson told us, "a bit hangdog. And he's in a state of shock for most of the film, because he's had tremendous trauma right at the beginning of it."

Edge of Darkness is due out late in 2009, and to read more about the film pick up - chorus it with us now - a copy of the 20th birthday issue of Empire, on sale now.