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Looks like Yahoo! Movies has made today your one-stop shopping for all things “Edge of Darkness”. The site has premiered the trailer and poster for Mel Gibson’s dark revenge thriller, and it’s quite the thriller. The film, a remake of a British mini-series of the same name, stars Gibson as an honest cop whose daughter is killed; as he investigates, he realizes that corruption looms around every corner, forcing our cop to make some hard choices. He gets help from an unlikely source — Ray Winstone as some kind of spook. Gunplay ensue. Martin Campbell, who also directed the original mini-series, directs the remake.
Thomas Craven is a veteran homicide detective for the Boston Police Department and a single father. When his only child, 24-year-old Emma, is murdered on the steps of his home, everyone assumes that he was the target. But he soon suspects otherwise, and embarks on a mission to find out about his daughter’s secret life and her killing. His investigation leads him into a dangerous looking-glass world of corporate cover-ups, government collusion and murder — and to shadowy government operative Darius Jedburgh who has been sent in to clean up the evidence. Craven’s solitary search for answers about his daughter’s death transforms into an odyssey of emotional discovery and redemption.
Starring Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Bojana Novakovic, Shawn Roberts, Frank J. Grillo, Gbenga Akinnagbe, and directed by Martin Campbell.
Dive into the darkness (you know you wanna) January 29th, 2010.