PVR Pictures to release Mel Gibson starrer Edge of Darkness in India on 25 June, 2010


MUMBAI: PVR Pictures, in association with GK Films Production, will release Mel Gibson starrer, Edge of Darkness on 25 June, 2010. 


Directed by Martin Campbell the film sees Gibson back on the silver screen after eight years. Set at the intersection of politics and big business, Edge of Darkness also stars Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Bojana Novakovic and Shawn Roberts . 


PVR Limited joint managing director Sanjeev Kumar Bijli said, “We are extremely excited about our latest Hollywood offering which is a must-watch for all movie buffs and especially for Mel Gibson fans. It is a powerful movie with a distinctive storyline coupled with some amazing performances. After the successful releases of the ‘Twilight’ series and ‘Remember Me’, we hope that endeavour to reach out to Indian audiences by bringing in international movies helps us witness a growing interest in this space”. 


“Mel was our first and only choice for Craven.  The part called for someone of his caliber; there aren’t a lot of actors who have the kind of gravitas that he has,” said Campbell.


The story of the film is about Thomas Craven , who is a veteran homicide detective for the Boston Police Department and a single father. When his only child, 24-year-old Emma, is murdered on the steps of his home, everyone assumes that he was the target. But he soon suspects otherwise, and embarks on a mission to find out about his daughter’s secret life and her killing. His investigation leads him into a dangerous, looking-glass world of corporate cover-ups, government collusion and murder—and to shadowy government operative Darius Jedburgh, who has been sent in to clean up the evidence.  Craven’s solitary search for answers about his daughter’s death transforms into an odyssey of emotional discovery and redemption. 


The film is based on the BAFTA Award-winning BBC miniseries of the same name, Edge of Darkness. The screenplay is by William Monahan and Andrew Bovell, based on the original television series written by Troy Kennedy Martin.