‘It’s happening!’ Idris Elba CONFIRMS his hit BBC series Luther will be made into a movie


‘It’s happening!’ Idris Elba CONFIRMS his hit BBC series Luther will be made into a movie as he teases ‘the sky is the limit’ for the feature-length version

He soared to international fame starring as DCI John Luther in the hit BBC series. 

And after much anticipation, Idris Elba has confirmed that Luther will now be made into a feature-length film.

Speaking to Digital Spy and other press on the back of his BAFTA win on Friday, the actor, 47, teased the upcoming flick as he remarked: ‘the sky is the limit.’

‘It’s happening’: After much anticipation, Idris Elba has confirmed that Luther will now be made into a feature-length film

The crime drama finished its fifth series back in January 2019, following a thrilling week-long event which saw all four episodes air back-to-back.

The show ended on a cliffhanger, leaving fans wondering whether a movie version could be on the cards.

And fresh from picking up his Special Award at the very first virtual Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards 2020, Idris confirmed that the film will be happening. 

He said: ‘I’ve maintained that I’d like to see [Luther] come to a film.

Confirmation: Speaking to Digital Spy and other press on the back of his BAFTA win on Friday, the actor, 47, teased the upcoming flick as he remarked: ‘the sky is the limit’

‘That’s what I think we’re headed towards, is a film. I’m looking forward to making that happen.’

The star then cemented the news as he added: ‘It is happening!’ 

He then further opened up about the series making a transition from the small screen to the big screen as he teased big things for the flick.

He added: ‘With a film, the sky is the limit. Obviously, you can be a little bit more bold in the storylines, maybe international, a little bit sort of up the scale. But John Luther is always going to be John Luther.’ 

Adamant: He said: 'I've maintained that I'd like to see [Luther] come to a film. That's what I think we're headed towards, is a film. I'm looking forward to making that happen'

Adamant: He said: ‘I’ve maintained that I’d like to see [Luther] come to a film. That’s what I think we’re headed towards, is a film. I’m looking forward to making that happen’

Things to come: ‘With a film, the sky is the limit. Obviously, you can be a little bit more bold in the storylines, maybe international, a little bit sort of up the scale. But John Luther is always going to be John Luther’

His words come just weeks after he teased a big screen outing for the unorthodox British detective, who he’s played for 10 years. 

‘I’ve made it very clear that I’d like to see Luther come back as a film. And I can tell you this, that we are this close to making a film of Luther,’ the actor said while promoting his comedy series In The Long Run. 

The news that a feature version of the series may definitely be on the cards was first reported by London’s Sky News.

Luther premiered in 2010 and garnered rave reviews and a loyal following.

It also made a star of Ruth Wilson who played narcissistic murderer Alice Morgan and went on to star in Showtime’s The Affair and the film Saving Mr. Banks. 

Special Award: It comes as Idris led the winners at the TV BAFTAs 2020 on Friday, as he earned the Special Award for his exceptional career and his commitment to championing diversity

Special Award: It comes as Idris led the winners at the TV BAFTAs 2020 on Friday, as he earned the Special Award for his exceptional career and his commitment to championing diversity

It comes as Idris led the winners at the TV BAFTAs 2020 on Friday night with viewers noting ‘more diversity’ across the ceremony after the BAFTA Film Awards were criticised earlier this year.

The actor thanked the Academy for ‘finally recognising’ him as he was virtually reunited with his Luther co-star Ruth Wilson and presented with the Special Award.

The Special Award presented to Idris honoured his exceptional career and his commitment to championing diversity and new talent in the industry.

Upon accepting his gong, the actor said: ‘Thank you, first of all thank you BAFTA for giving me this opportunity and FINALLY recognising [me]… I’m joking, very proud!’

Grateful: The actor thanked the Academy for 'finally recognising' him as he was virtually reunited with his Luther co-star Ruth Wilson

Grateful: The actor thanked the Academy for ‘finally recognising’ him as he was virtually reunited with his Luther co-star Ruth Wilson

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