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Exclusive: Edge of Darkness Picture
Mel Gibson's return to acting

22 April 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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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.


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RE: Gibson is an OUTSTANDING actor!
L: jameslowe Gibson doesn't have the acting skills to pull it off?? I totally agree disagree with this statement. He can play funny, crazy and action with the best of them, but I think his roles in Braveheart (apart from a couple of accent faults), Sixth Sense and his own directing debut (can't remember the name), showcase a huge range with genuine gravitas. For me though his finest hour is his role in We Were Soldiers. An outstanding film in every sense and he anchored it totally. Popular More

Posted by elab49 at 12:04 on 25 April 2009 | Report This Post

Gibbo the legend
I love Mel, he's a legend, can't wait to see this - why isn't there a trailer for it yet? More

Posted by brando at 14:58 on 23 April 2009 | Report This Post

Wait...
Mel's playing a career do-gooder (in this case, a law enforcement officer, no less) who is deeply affected by the loss of a loved one? Wow, he's really pushing his range with this one! ; ) More

Posted by agniyo at 12:21 on 23 April 2009 | Report This Post

Signs not sixth sense....
thanks dctuck,....good call on that one, that was a huge brain melt down blunder. In my defence, I WAS picturing the right movie,....in my head! More

Posted by jameslowe at 09:49 on 23 April 2009 | Report This Post

Has Hollywood just discovered the BBC's back catalogue? Wonder when they'll start on a version of Lizzie Dripping?! More

Posted by steveg66 at 09:18 on 23 April 2009 | Report This Post

Sorry, but I'm in a pissy mood today: boredbluekoala - since when is Batman Begins a remake? jameslowe - Gibson was in Signs, not Sixth Sense; but I agree -with the right role, he can be a great actor :) Hah, got that off my chest now... sorry 'bout that More

Posted by dctuck at 09:06 on 23 April 2009 | Report This Post

Gibson is an OUTSTANDING actor!
Gibson doesn't have the acting skills to pull it off?? I totally agree disagree with this statement. He can play funny, crazy and action with the best of them, but I think his roles in Braveheart (apart from a couple of accent faults), Sixth Sense and his own directing debut (can't remember the name), showcase a huge range with genuine gravitas. For me though his finest hour is his role in We Were Soldiers. An outstanding film in every sense and he anchored it totally. Popular doesn't mean lack More

Posted by jameslowe at 08:35 on 23 April 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Tsch.
REMAKES that were better than the original: Oceans Eleven, Death Race(oh yes), The Thomas Crown Affair, Man on Fire, Batman Begins, and that's just the handful I could think of right now. The problem is rarely the concept, but rather the execution. I love it when good stories get remade with modern effects, camera techniques, acting styles. While we are on the subject of remakes, I have just read that Simon West, (he of The General's Daughter and Con Air) is gonna direct a remake of the totally More

Posted by boredbluekoala at 22:59 on 22 April 2009 | Report This Post

THANK YOU
Watermark issue resolved at last! Good to see Empire staff care what's said in the comments section More

Posted by shanewire at 20:25 on 22 April 2009 | Report This Post

All together now.............. "I'm too old for this shit" More

Posted by luckypunk at 18:53 on 22 April 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Film and TV
Egde of Darkness remains one of the best and most ambitious pieces of TV this country has ever produced. And if Craven is conceived properly in the film, Gibson doesn't have the acting ability to play the role. And as Monahan was given Kennedy Martin's script to butcher, I doubt the character has been. Speaking of which - how do they get away with not referencing Kennedy Martin on IMDB? More

Posted by elab49 at 18:43 on 22 April 2009 | Report This Post

Watermarking
The watermarking is MUCH better now. Cheers. More

Posted by Morten S. Clausen at 18:42 on 22 April 2009 | Report This Post

Film and TV
Oh thats crazy - we watched it aswell - but i kinda liked it i have to say it was really quite entertaining and interesting- and i felt really smug in my seminar because noone else knew that Martin Campell went on to direct Goldeneye and Casino Royale - bahaha! More

Posted by niallday at 18:29 on 22 April 2009 | Report This Post

Tsch.
If remakes are, by law, nowhere near as good as the original film or series, then this will be terrible. Because the original Edge of Darkness was terrible. We had it as a screening for my Film and TV Studies course, and watched the first episode. Longest hour of my life. End credits, I'm about to get up... "where are you going, there's another one after this". I died a little inside that day. More

Posted by Martin1876 at 17:52 on 22 April 2009 | Report This Post

20 years old?
Almost old enough to get into pubs. More

Posted by tallaght24 at 17:44 on 22 April 2009 | Report This Post

Well...
He's nuttier than a Squirrel's Secret Stash but I'll watch it. Mel's Back! More

Posted by Snake-Eyes at 17:32 on 22 April 2009 | Report This Post

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