We've had a strange relationship with Mel Gibson these past few years, between his much-publicized problems behind the scenes to his obsession with directing films in ancient dialects. It may sound odd, but prior to this year the man's last quality starring role came with M. Night Shyamalan's 2002 film Signs. That was seven years ago! What happened to you, Mel Gibson? Where have you been? And how long do we have to wait before the old Mel pops up as some grizzled hero in an action-thriller that's totally worth the price of admission?
Mel Gibson Returns in 'Edge of Darkness' Trailer
Well, good news is we won't have to wait much longer, as the first trailer for Gibson's Edge of Darkness has arrived online via Yahoo and those waiting for the return of Mel Gibson should definitely not be disappointed. The film, which follows a homicide detective (Gibson) who uncovers some dangerous truths while investigating the death of his activist daughter, looks to deliver an assortment of action-packed scenes featuring Gibson in a familiar role, but one we've been itching to see return to the big screen for years now.
Due in theaters on January 29, 2010, Edge of Darkness boasts an excellent supporting cast, too, which includes names like Ray Winstone and Danny Huston. Could we do without Mel and his weathered Boston accent? Maybe … but I'm just pumped to see Gibson back doing what he does best.
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Erik is a leading movie commentator who has worked for outlets such as AOL Moviefone and Movies.com.