It’s been ages since we’ve had a good old-fashioned Mel Gibson revenge flick, something which Edge of Darkness thankfully looks to change. Based on a British TV series, the trailer for Edge kicks off in slow-burn, action-thriller fashion, with Mel as an honest Boston detective who loves his only daughter more than anything in the world (and also: Still uses an answering machine.) The flashback of Mel putting shaving cream on his young daughter’s face is clearly setting him up for a fall, and we soon discover just that once she’s murdered in the present day. What comes next is a series of car chases, window smashings, spy intrigue, and some soon-to-be-classic action movie lines. (“You had better decide whether you’re hanging on the cross…or banging in the nails.”) Is Mel’s daughter a government traitor? Which side is Ray Winstone’s
tough guy on? And how many skulls will Mel have to crack to find the truth and ensure his big screen comeback?