Idris Elba Confirms “Luther” Film Is In The Works
Idris Elba has given premature details about his BBC network series “Luther.” The Golden Globe winning actor revealed the crime drama could be turned into a movie, during the fifth season premiere of the limited series,
We are really advancing on getting a movie version [of the show] up on the screen. Neil [Cross, the creator and writer of ‘Luther’] is beavering away on writing this thing, and I think the remit for the film is to scale it up.
Elba then explained the foundation of the potential film,
‘Luther’ has all the ingredients to echo those classic [neo-noir] films of the 90s like ‘Seven’ and ‘Along Came a Spider,’ and I think what we would like to do is use that blueprint to create ‘Luther’ the film. It will be more murder, more Volvos, more frowning Luther… essentially we just want to try to take it to a much bigger audience and scale, and perhaps international as well.
He recently spoke about the the fifth season in a separate interview, revealing,
“This one’s very particular because I think it’s one of our last TV installments – I shouldn’t say that as a matter of fact, but it was designed in the sense that Neil’s and my ambition is to take it to a larger screen. We paid attention to what we were writing in this show. If we are to make a movie, this show is essentially a segue to that.”
“Luther” originally premiered in 2010 with six episodes. The fifth season is scheduled to premiere within the first week of January in the U.K. first and in the U.S. later in the new year. Past episodes of the series are available on Netflix.