Even though I think Mel Gibson is an amazingly talented director, I am also a fan of his work as an actor. That is why I am glad to see him returning in front of the camera in Martin Campbell’s remake of Edge of Darkness. Gibson will play the lead role of homicide detective Thomas Craven, who is investigating the death of his activist daughter (played by Bojana Novakovic). Joining Gibson and Novakovic are Ray Winstone (The Departed), Danny Huston (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Shawn Roberts (I Love You Beth Cooper), and Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire).
Although I do not like the fact that so many Hollywood produced films over this past decade have been remakes, I am looking forward to Edge of Darkness, and not just because of Mel Gibson’s involvement. Prolific action-thriller director Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, Casino Royale) was also the director of the original acclaimed BBC six-part series back in 1985, so of course he is the perfect person to helm this big-budget remake.
Edge of Darkness is set for release on January 29 2010 in both the USA and the UK. Check out the new TV spot below.