Neil Cross says Luther film already written

Creator confirms Idris Elba will return

Hit BBC TV show Luther is heading to the big screen, with creator Neil Cross revealing that a movie adaptation has already been written.

Speaking at the Edinburgh TV festival, Cross confirmed that a feature film is going ahead, and announced that the plot will take the form of a prequel story following Luther’s early career.

According to Cross, the film will be set just prior to the original series, with its final scene mirroring the opening scene of the very first episode.

Cross also confirmed that Idris Elba will be returning as the titular hero, with Warren Brown, Indira Varma and Steven Mackintosh also reprising their small-screen roles.

“Idris is a brilliant leading man, and we’ve hoped to turn Luther into a movie for a long time,” commented Cross.

With the screenplay finished, filming is expected to begin on the project next year.

What would you like to see from a Luther movie? Tell us, below!


    • LukeSween

      Aug 29th 2013, 7:42

      I am ok with this being a prequel so long as they continue his current story through the series as it works so well in that format. Only downside to the prequel is no Alice.

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    • RaveyDaveyGravy

      Aug 29th 2013, 7:44


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    • georgeWW

      Aug 29th 2013, 13:01

      ... no Alice tho she was like my reason to watch it :/

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 29th 2013, 16:19

      A Luther movie without Alice is disappointing, Ruth's chemistry with Idris is a big part of why I like the show.

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