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Warner Bros. Buys Some Darkness

Warner Bros. has bought the North American rights to EDGE OF DARKNESS, a thriller starring Mel Gibson and directed by Martin Campbell from production company GK Films, per VARIETY.

Based on the BBC miniseries of the same name, the film is about a veteran homicide detective with the Boston Police Department whose only child is murdered on the steps of his home. Producers were Graham King (THE DEPARTED) and the miniseries producer Michael Wearing.

Now in post-production, the film was shot on location in Boston and other Massachusetts locales. THE DEPARTED screenwriter William Monahan wrote the script with Andrew Bovell from an original story by Troy Kennedy Martin. Exec producers are Gail Lyon, E. Bennett Walsh, Tim Headington, Dan Rissner, Suzanne Warren and David Thompson.