Idris Elba says a movie version of Luther, his popular BBC detective drama series is underway

Idris Elba received the Special Award at the BAFTA TV Awards 2020 and talking to the press later, the actor confirmed that the Luther movie is moving forward.

FP Staff August 03, 2020 12:56:47 IST
Idris Elba says a movie version of Luther, his popular BBC detective drama series is underway

British star Idris Elba has announced that a movie version of his popular BBC Studios detective drama series Luther is finally happening.

The series, created by Neil Cross, featured Elba as DCI John Luther, a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

Idris Elba says a movie version of Luther his popular BBC detective drama series is underway

Idris Elba as John Luther | Image from Twitter

The show ended its five season run in 2019 and since then, Elba has been teasing the possibility of a film version.

On Friday, Elba received the Special Award at the BAFTA TV Awards 2020 and talking to the press later, the actor confirmed that the Luther movie is moving forward, reported Digital Spy.

"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. It is happening," the 47-year-old actor said.

Elba further said that the movie version of the beloved show will give him the opportunity to explore the character more.

"With film, the sky is the limit. You can be a little bit more bold with the storylines. And a little bit more international, and a little more up the scale. But John Luther is always going to be John Luther," he added.

Luther is also set to have an Indian remake, which will be developed by Aditya Birla Group's Applause Entertainment. According to Variety, the show will be multi-season and the first instalment will have 8 to 10 episodes.

This will be the second Asian version of Luther after the award-winning South Korean remake, Less Than Evil. 

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

 

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