It looks as if someone’s decided to take a risk and invest in Mel Gibson’ s career again. Last November Gibson wrapped a project entitled Edge of Darkness, which he shot with Ray Winstone and Danny Huston. For months the film has been looking for a distribution home, and finally it’s found one. According to Variety, Warner Brothers has decided to take the plunge and has acquired the rights to the film. The feature is based on the BBC miniseries of the same name, which”centered on a veteran homicide detective for the Boston Police Dept, whose only child is murdered on the steps of his home.”
Martin Campbell directed the film that is currently in post production. The script was adapted from an original story by Troy Kennedy Martin, and was written by go-to-guy William Monahan and Andrew Bovell. The production team behind the film includes Graham King who produced The Departed, and Michael Wearing who produced the original miniseries.
Mel Gibson’s last major film project was the 2006 epic Apocolypto, which he directed but did not star. Ray Winstone was last seen in the summer blockbuster Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, while Danny Huston will star as William Stryker in this year’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.