Must Watch: Intense Trailer for Mel Gibson's Edge of Darkness

October 14, 2009
Source: Yahoo

Edge of Darkness Trailer

Warner Brothers has debuted the official trailer for Martin Campbell's Edge of Darkness starring Mel Gibson and Ray Winstone today on Yahoo. The movie is about a homicide detective who starts to investigate his own daughter's death and uncovers a secret life as well as corporate cover-up and government collusion. I love a good mystery and this just looks awesome, especially with Gibson kicking ass and Winstone being all mysterious. I really love Martin Campbell, that guy can do no wrong, and his action intensity is just second-to-none. Anyway, if you're looking for a damn good thriller to finally be very excited about, just start here!

Watch the official trailer for Martin Campbell's Edge of Darkness:

You can also watch the trailer for Edge of Darkness in High Definition on Yahoo

Edge of Darkness is directed by New Zealand / British filmmaker Martin Campbell, of everything from The Sex Thief to Criminal Law to GoldenEye to Mask of Zorro to Vertical Limit to Casino Royale previously, as well as the upcoming Green Lantern. The screenplay was co-written by Oscar winner William Monahan (Kingdom of Heaven, The Departed, Body of Lies) and playwright Andrew Bovell (The Book of Revelation, Blessed). Warner Brothers is bringing Edge of Darkness to theaters on January 29th, 2010 next year.

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  • Sneek
    This movie looks fantastic! Hangin' on the cross, or bangin' in the nails? Yes....
  • OCP
    Mel's back
  • Ron
    The movie looks totally bad ass!
  • -Peter-
    At first I was like "another angry daddy revenge movie?" But then it seemed like it gets a bit deeper. And the director of Casino Royale? heck yes and I got a chuckle from Mel Gibson talking about bangin' nails into a cross
  • Dan the Fan
    I wonder if i'll be the only one that thinks this, but that trailer reminded me a lot of those cheesy made for tv flicks. I think I've made my point.
  • OHYEAHH!!!
    Looks so much better then Taken.
  • coto
    too soon? xp
  • John
    It looks a big Mel Gibson fan so ill see it no matter what... i dont think he fits the New York accent but knowing him he'll make it good
  • Xerxex
    awesome, there opening night.
  • Batman
    movie looks boring.
  • blink
    Looking forward to this! (Though, I think Mel's accent does sound a bit funky at times, haha.) If you haven't already, check out the original BBC series it's based on- which Martin Campbell also directed- it's a good one :)
  • dan
    #9, i thought hes from Boston...
  • Originalnotsomuch
    So its Max Payne (THE GAME, not the movie. That doesnt count. It doesnt exist. It never existed.) without the drugs?
  • movie mike
    #7 i dont think it looks better than taken. But it's definitely gonna be like taken. Kicking off 0 10 with BAD ASSERY.
  • crumb
    #13, he was born in new york but grew up in... austrailia. thought that was common knowledge. mad max and everything. as for the trailer: it's no TAKEN, but I can dig it.
  • g
    Pretty sure he's sposed to be from Boston not NY. Accent is still a bit overwrought.
  • rowdy12
    what's with the gibson accent? what kind of accent is that?
  • Dave
    WOOHOO, now that's what I'm talking about!
  • Sabes
    Yay! Mel Gibson! 😀 *claps* I'm interested.
  • teyhtr
    Gibson gonna crack some skulls in this movie!
  • DoomCanoe
    #11 i hate you and every comment you have ever posted!!! i cant wait to see this, its sooo good to see Mel back on the big screen. And crumb my friend... this looks 80x better then Taken.
  • Spider
    Mel Gibson is back and kickin' ass! I'm intrigued by the premise. I'm there!
  • jelipe
    ill be there.
  • big789
    i agree with you OHYEAHH!!! it's better than Taken But Mel Gibson is no Liam Neeson
  • ZzFDKzZ
    Nice bad ass looking movie.
  • Janny
    go #14... but the TV series "edge of darkness" (same director actually) preceeds the game either way it should be worth a watch
  • Mike g
    Mel is back, it's good to see Mel back in a Action flick, even though the movie trailer remind of Ransom
  • Matthew
    The last line, PURE BADASS.
  • wrongturn687
    Yep Mel is still a badass and I seriously can't wait for this.
  • CL
    agreed. it's great to see mel back in action. does not look like cheesy made for tv flick at all. campbell's direction of action is one of the best out there now.
  • crumb
    doom, this film does not look better than taken. though i'll be the first to admit that PAYBACK was better than Taken, I don't think this will come close to ether of those films. This trailer is just boring, to be honest, and that's why I'm saying such things. your pal, crumb.
  • Richard
    Finally the good ol bad ass Mel is back, I can't wait for this and I can already tell its gonna be better then some of the other old timers trying to come back to form stuff like Righteous Kill
  • neonblue120
    i would go see this but i don't support ANTI-SEMITES
  • crumb
    neonblue, stay away from firstshowing. and germany. thanks, crumb. DOWN WITH JEWS! HAIL GIBSON! okay. i'm kidding. but you're retarded all the same.
  • crumb
    I feel bad about that last comment.
  • Frank N. Stein
    Lookin' good...Mel and Ray...
  • ConnachtFan
    According to mel the jews did it
  • yojoe
    im with crumb i dont hate jews or anyone else who istn exactly like me but i dont think gibson is a antisemite just because his father was and he build him a church, everybody loves his or her parents and every parent does make mistakes so honestly that comment was bad but i did laugh because nobodys hunting jews anymore and im sick of this shit, nobody can be a victim forever especially a whole bunch o people(millions perhaps)
  • This does look great! Mel Gibson isn't "too old for this shit" after all!
  • Looks good. Apparently the bad guy turns out to be Mel's mullet, back for vengeance after years in the wilderness.
  • Monkey
    The original TV series was made in 1984 and is still an awesome piece of DRAMA. This might be a great ACTION flick but it'll never surpass the original which captures the feelings of the public at the time. Seriously, check out the original! You won't be disappointed.
  • esophus
    I'm not understanding the accent Mel is using. It went from Australian to Bostonian to straight American.
  • tazz
    Martin Campbell done a good job i cant wait for what Martin Campbell does with Green Lantern live action movie. Mel Gibson kick-ass in this trailer im glad his back
  • ADM-86
    #7 better than taken? wtf you need to get your eyes checked......and damn it, I am tired of cheesy religious lines, that was a big "Fail" in my opinion.
  • Batman
    #21 how is this better than Taken? you don't see Mel do any take downs or fighting scenes. he doesn't seem bad ass at all. he shoots his gun like...once or twice? mel does well doing light comedy and there's none here. this movie is going to bomb, guaranteed!
  • Nick
    "Are you the one hangin' in the cross or bangin' in the nails?" I just found that hilarious but seriously I can't wait for this movie
  • dom
    Wow looks great. Just hope theres more to it than some corporate head handing down orders to kill - that kinda makes it impersonal and boring. Mel is looking a little old now, but he still is fresh and great to watch!
  • Klinger
    I love Gibson. Tirades and all. That gravely voice - woot. Especially with all the kiddie actors coming up - we need more gravely voice'd actors.
  • Bash
    This fkin rocks!!!
  • dELVIS
    So good to see Mel in front of the camera. Looks like he hasn't lost a step. @48 (Klinger): I agree. You don't need explosions or excessive amounts of shells - you just need steely eyes & an arsenic-sandpapered voice.
  • JCal
    Mel is a brilliant actor! I'm glad to see he's back at it. Can't Wait!
  • Trey
    Looks good...Mel is back!
  • Robbie
    This looks like it's going to be a great movie!
  • splinter
    Looks awesome 😛
  • goliad
    I hope they cut it a bit tighter.
  • K
    That was awesome! Nice to see Mel back in front of the camera in an action flick. Reminds me of Ransom. He's got that crazy look in his eyes. "GIVE ME BACK MY SON!!!"
  • Fisherr
    Glad to see Mel back.Must See.
  • jew
    The jew comments are out of order.
  • arg3s
    +1 to mel :)
  • Film Fan
    Sorry, but I thought "Taken" stunk. Horrible dialogue with the most ridiculous and unrealistic situations. This has a top notch director and an award winning screenwriter. So it automatically gets my money.
  • Lando
    my favorite part was when he was like "Go ahead, make my day punk" and then he goes all vigilante and then he kills a bunch of dudes..that was my favorite part..
  • pipo
    I hate it when my favorite actors get older...But this flick looks pretty good!
  • box3r
    Damn this looks crazy. Mel is definitly back. Love it
  • Shelby
    Heeeeee's BACK!!!
  • sam
    two sylabul daaaauuummmmm
  • Marty
    Ray Winstone !!!! Nuff said :-)
  • Korm
    Looks BAD ASS
  • ImaginaryVisionary
    I loved the last line in this trailer. Pretty clever ending. However with Gibson's personal track record they'd be smart to change that line because of all the people who are going to freak about antisemitism. Seeing this preview kind of made me miss seeing a good Mel Gibson movie, which is surprising because I really haven't missed him over the past couple of years. But I'm excited to see this. It looks like it will rank right up there with Ransom and Conspiracy Theory as far as Gibson thrillers go.
  • Jordan
    I hate Mel Gibson.
  • U2Rlovebirds
    I really dont like Mel Gibson at all.
    Looks great, I look forward to it. Everybody loves disgruntled mel.
  • DJ
    WOAH! Looks great. Casino Royale was wicked so I'm definitely watching this one. And besides, Mel's in it! He may be disgruntled but he's a good actor.
  • Duane
    "You had betta decide if you're hangin' on the cross, or bangin' in the nails" Ok Mel. We get it. You directed Passion of the Christ. Geez. But I gotta seriously say it's good to see him in front the camera again. George Clooney must be shakin' in his boots. btw... is that a Boston accent he's doing?
  • atomix
    I recently saw "Death-Sentence" with kevin bacon and now seeing this trailer it looks almost the same.. So im not too excitet to watch this in cinema but will for sure be on my renting list for dvd
  • Nate
    Ransom 2 anyone? I hate the lame Boston accents. Nice try. Maybe I'll rent it.
  • This my kind of movie! Mel is a wonderful actor. I'm sure I will love this movie.
  • kitano0
    Mel kinda reminded me of Glenn Ford in that trailer... just sayin'
  • Bolognaise
    All of the above comments are valid and relevant but the most important thing has not yet been discussed: Did Gibson kiss a dildo?
  • Harmon
    Kick Steve Innes's ass out and get Gibson back as Mad Max at any cost!!! If he's anything like this then Fury Road will dominate. Fuck Innes and his black coupe anyway, never heard of him before this. Fuck Renner too - what arrogance to even assume he could fill Gibson's shoes.
  • shadow
    Martin Campbell knows how to direct an action scene. I'm down.
  • Webster
    Ha ha! I'd almost forotten. In the Brit original, Bob Peck goes through his murdered daughters stuff, finds her dildo or vibrator and kisses it. I hope to Gibson take the whole thing in, right up to the injection moulded balls, and not gag. Gibson, you got a real pretty mouth there, boy.
  • Lynda Starwriter
    Kiss a dildo? Kiss a frog? Really? Who would be able to tell in the mire of car screeching car chases, kicked in doors, guns pointed at a variety of heads. This is a TYPICAL (yawn) movie where the main character would have to be a cop with nothing to lose. Detective Thomas raven (Mel Gibson) investigates a murder-- though the deed was inadvertent and meant to kill him. Hmmm. A mystery from the get-go, but even more so, he's given a seemingly good reason for a vendetta, for waving around his hand-gun and for following through with threats....things I've thought of doing when my neighbor's dog poops in my front yard. I would never pay to go see this movie, but my husband would. The premise is a conspiratorial whodunnit requiring the audience to buy a HUGE bag of popcorn. It's my guess that the Edge of Darkness has similar storylines to Gibson's previous appearances in the series of Lethal Weapon flicks -- I actually liked the first one because the action kept me sitting on the edge of my seat, while the humor allowed me to take a sigh of relief...for a minute or two. Perhaps I'll go see the movie premier. If I stay for the whole thing, that's a pretty good sign that I'll give the movie at least 4 stars on a 7-star scale.
  • Lynda Starwriter
    Correction: The main character's name is: Detective Thomas Craven.
  • TRE
    This i would like to see, however that Campbell director has directed some not so good movies, but Mel looks great!!
  • TruthSayer
    PLEASE, some things should never be tampered with. The ONLY true version of "Edge of Darkness" was the 1985 production featuring Bob Peck, Joe Don Baker and Joanne Whalley. It is a continuing sign of the lethargy pervading Hollywood that they have to keep re-hashing originals in an attempt to satisfy accountants and executives. There is very little artistry left. The 1985 original was a dark, bleak commentary on government cover-ups mixed with corruption in the nuclear industry. It was gritty, real and more than a little prophetic. Supported by a wonderful score by Eric Clapton and Michael Karmen is, and remains some of the most gripping cinematic entertainment I have ever seen. Do yourselves a favor. Watch the original and then be prepared to be disappointed if you go and see this remake.
  • Moonbeam
    Mel Gibson? Nah. He's old and seedy looking. Besides, ever since his outburst, it's too hard to achieve any suspension of disbelief when it comes to Mel; one always knows that behind the writer's script, he's a complete moron.
  • Spike Murdock, Poet-at-Large
    Too derivative. Someone stick a fork in Mel. I think he's done... It's nice to know there are places one can go to see previews other than this site WITHOUT all the commentary. I would rather NOT have someone else's opinion on my mind before I hit a theater. F For those of you awaiting SHUTTER ISLAND, he's a patient and all the docs and friends are in on deceiving him. Seems he killed his wife by her request after she killed the kids and he's conveniently forgotten. Of course you probably figured that out because of the piss-poor preview... Also, the fact a lot of your previews get taken down for copyright violations tells me you and your site are in it for the glory rather than the joy of film. GFY.
  • I like this one... Interesting to see Mel Gibson work with DeNiro.




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