The return of Mel … and Freddy K

The return of Mel … and Freddy K

Edge of Darkness

Is it too early to start looking ahead to 2010 movies?

Hope not, since the folks at Warner Bros. have just let loose some new images from their 2010 slate.

First up – “Edge of Darkness,” the first starring role for Mel Gibson since 2003’s “The Singing Detective.”

“Darkness” casts Gibson as a cop investigating the death of his activist daughter.

But Gibson isn’t the only famous face making a comeback on screen in 2010.

And let’s not forget the upcoming “A Nightmare on Elm Street” reboot starring Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger, the man with the striped sweater and scary metal glove.

Nightmare on Elm StreetHorror reboots have been a mixed bag of late. The new “Friday the 13th” offered few scares but earning decent bucks, while “Halloween 2″ improved on the remake but scared audiences away.

(Photo: Top right: Mel Gibson stars as Thomas Craven in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and GK Films’ suspense thriller “Edge of Darkness.”/Photo by Macall Polay – Bottom, left: Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger in New Line Cinema’s horror film “A Nightmare On Elm Street,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

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KNo Gravatar December 4, 2009 at 4:32 pm

“Darkness” casts Gibson as a cop investigating the death of his activist daughter.

Do you suppose he’ll find out her death was caused by right wing capitalist war profiteering religious scum? I can hardly wait to find out.

jicNo Gravatar December 4, 2009 at 11:03 pm

“Edge of Darkness,” the first starring role for Mel Gibson since 2003’s “The Singing Detective.”

Two remakes of old British mini-series in a row? Is Mel Gibson actively trying to end his career?

By the way, the original contains a sequence that is in such notoriously bad taste that I can’t even describe it here. If you really want to know, go to the remake’s IMDb page and scroll down to the message board section. You’ll know what you are looking for when you find it.

cftotoNo Gravatar December 5, 2009 at 3:46 pm

I think the film’s generic title may be enough to kill it, K.

GoryNo Gravatar December 5, 2009 at 9:07 pm

I’m interested in the NOES remake. I love the original. Actually, I love all of them. Yes. ALL of the sequels. I just think they’re fun and some of them are inventive. I’m interested in the remake since it looks like it’s being done with a serious tone which could be terrifying. However, and for the record I do NOT know if this is the case, something rubbed me wrong from the trailer. I hope they don’t make Freddy out to be wrongly accused. If so I will say that ruins the whole character for me. If they do do that then mark me down as disappointed.

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