Mel Gibson has signed on to star in Edge of Darkness, marking his first starring role in a feature film since Signs and We Were Soldiers in 2002.

According to Variety, Martin Campbell will direct the feature adaptation of the six-hour 1985 BBC miniseries, which Campbell also helmed.

Gibson will play a straitlaced police investigator whose activist daughter is killed. He plunges into the case and uncovers systemic corruption that led to his daughter's death.

Production will start in Boston this August.