Idris Elba confirms a Luther film IS being made – hinting it will see the cop travelling the world hunting a killer

LUTHER star Idris Elba has confirmed a movie version of the hit BBC show is going ahead.

The 47-year-old actor made the announcement after collecting a Bafta – telling fans: "It is happening."

Speaking to the press about Luther, he said: "I've maintained that I'd like to see it come to a film.

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

He then confirmed: "It is happening."

Idris also hinted that the big-screen version with have a budget to match that could see John Luther travelling the world.


The star 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."

A film version of the BBC drama has long been rumoured to be in the works with creator Neil Cross even penning a script.


Speaking earlier this year, Idris explained: "Luther has all the ingredients to echo those classic films of the 90s like Seven and Along Came A Spider.

"I think what we’d like to attempt is use that as a blueprint to create it. It will be more murder, more Volvos, more frowning Luther.

"Essentially we just want to try and take it to a much bigger remit and scale and perhaps international as well."

A clean-shaven Idris last night picked up the Special Award at the TV Baftas, which were being held virtually.

He joked: "Thank you, first of all thank you Bafta for giving me this opportunity and finally recognising me."

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