Warner Bros. Acquires Edge of Darkness

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Warner Bros. has acquired North American rights to the thriller Edge of Darkness, directed by Martin Campbell and starring Mel Gibson from production company GK Films, reports Variety.

The story is based on the BBC mini-series of the same name and is centered on a veteran homicide detective for the Boston Police Department whose only child is murdered on the steps of his home.

“Darkness,” shot on location in Boston and elsewhere in Massachusetts, completed filming in November and is in post production. The screenplay is by William Monahan (The Departed) and Andrew Bovell (Lantana) from an original story by Troy Kennedy Martin.

Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Bojana Novakovic and Shawn Roberts co-star.