Mel Gibson returns!

Mel Gibson has signed on to star in his first film since 2002's SIGNS and WE WERE SOLDIERS with the upcoming thriller EDGE OF DARKNESS. Gibson will star in the film as a police investigator whose daughter is killed. As he investigates, he begins to have visions of his daughter while uncovering cover-ups and espionage. The film is based on the 1985 BBC miniseries of the same name with William Monahan (THE DEPARTED) adapting the script. Martin Campbell (CASINO ROYALE) will direct the film, which hasn't been set up at a studio yet. Though Gibson has come close to starring in films in the past six years (most notably UNDER AND ALONE for Antoine Fuqua), this is the first time he's actually taken the plunge. Variety posts an interesting stat that Mel Gibson films have grossed over $5 billion worldwide so it will be interesting to see if he still has that drawing power after his many controversies. Filming on DARKNESS is expected to begin this August in Boston.

Extra Tidbit: Gibson actually won Time's "Man of the Year" honor in 2004 but turned it down.
Source: Variety



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