Mel Gibson has committed to star in Edge of Darkness, marking his first starring role in a feature film since he headlined Signs and We Were Soldiers in 2002, says Variety.
Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, GoldenEye) will direct the feature adaptation of the six-hour 1985 BBC miniseries, which Campbell also helmed.
William Monahan wrote the script, and Graham King is producing through his GK Films. Michael Wearing, who produced the original, will also produce, and the BBC will be involved in a producing capacity.
King is self-financing the project and is committed to an August production start in Boston. It is unclear whether he will fully finance through production or enlist a studio.
Gibson will play a straitlaced police investigator whose activist daughter is killed. He plunges into the case and uncovers systemic corruption that led to his daughter’s death.
Gibson directed 2004’s The Passion of The Christ and 2006’s Apocalypto.