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trailer break: ‘Edge of Darkness’

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Crazy Mel Gibson is crazy.

“Hangin’ on the cross or bangin’ in the nails”? *snort*

Hey, not only did Martin Campbell direct Casino Royale, he also directed the 1985 British TV miniseries Edge of Darkness, of which this is a remake and — obviously — a truncation. It’ll be released in Region 1 next week (it’s already available in Region 2). I’ve added it to my Netflix queue, and maybe I’ll actually get to it before this movie comes out.

Edge of Darkness opens in the U.S. on January 29, 2010, and in the U.K. on February 19, 2010.



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  • Patrick

    The original series is fascinating, and it makes me want to see other shows and movies with the late Bob Peck who is just great. I was so disappointed when I saw that Mel Gibson was starring in the movie version.

  • LaSargenta

    Great. Another story where the damage to a woman drives the man’s motivations.

  • Muzz

    Most jarring for me is how they have replaced Bob Peck’s stoic Northerner with hyper-emotional Mel (he’ll do the Mel revenge-roar at some point in the film, I just know it). His slower, subtler greiving process is highlight in the original. Should have got Harrison Ford.

    To the Women in Fridges motivation: It’s a fair comment, but if they stick to the original Emma is gradually revealed to be very heroic in her own right.
    It shares an awful lot with The Constant Gardener

  • MaryAnn

    His slower, subtler greiving process is highlight in the original.

    Six hours of grieving is getting cut down to two. There’s no time for subtle.

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