Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Mel Gibson Goes To The Edge of Darkness
Still reeling from the bad publicity of his outbursts a year or two ago, Mel Gibson has decided to step back in front of the camera for a film called Edge of Darkness, marking the first time he's been on screen (in a starring role) since 2002.
Martin Campbell (Goldeneye, Casino Royale) directed a six-hour miniseries of the same subject matter in England back in 1985, and will fittingly take over the director's chair in this version as well. William "The Departed" Monahan wrote the script, so I'm actually intrigued with this project. I always kind of liked Mel Gibson, so maybe this movie will be enough to have people forget and forgive what he did a while back.
Gibson will play a by-the-book police investigator whose activist daughter is killed. Immersing himself in the case, he finds corruption in the system that led to his daughter's death. No word yet on a release date or how long the movie is going to be.