Idris Elba says a Luther movie 'will happen'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 August 2020
Idris Elba

Idris Elba

London-born star Idris Elba has admitted he is determined to make a 'Luther' movie

Idris Elba is determined to make a 'Luther' movie.

The London-born actor – who plays DCI John Luther in the crime-drama series – has confirmed he's working towards turning the TV show into a feature-length film.

Idris, 47, told Digital Spy: "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.

"It is happening."

Rumours of a 'Luther' movie have been swirling for years, and Idris previously suggested he could take the drama overseas if he gets the green light to make a movie.

He 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."

Last month, meanwhile, a report suggested Idris has been offered £5 million to join Apple TV+.

The acclaimed actor was reportedly tempted with the eye-watering sum of money to make TV shows and films for Apple, which is desperate to fight off competition from Netflix.

A source said at the time: "Landing a heavyweight multi-talent like Idris who is not just an actor, but a producer, director and musician is a coup for Apple.

"He's universally liked, extremely talented, versatile, and will bring in the viewers globally. For both parties it's a win-win situation."