Netflix is finally bringing Luther to the screen after years of speculations.
Netflix's new feature film, DCI John Luther: The Story of DCI John Luther will be a continuation of five BBC-acclaimed series. It's about a murder detective, who gets involved in all the horrible crimes that he is charged with investigating.
The new series is produced by Netflix in collaboration with BBC. Here are the details, including the release date and stars.
Netflix is yet to release Luther the film.
IdrisElba, the actress who starred in Luther's BBC crime drama between 2010 and 2019, confirms that the movie is being shot in good taste.
Two behind-the scene photos were posted by the actor to provide a glimpse at the set of his movie on social media, 10 November 2021.
Elba posted a picture of a clapperboard from the set, alongside the caption: "Oi….. I'm back!"
Idris Elba, the original star, will return to the role, but will this time be joined again by several cast members? We have names for the first two.
Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings), the antagonist of the movie, and Cynthia Erivo as Luther's rival detective will also star alongside Elba.
The rest of the cast is still to be confirmed so we will have to wait.
Although the plot of the film and the details about Erivo's and Serkis are kept secret, it is possible to expect Luther's performance in the Netflix-backed movie.
RadioTimes.com spoke to Neil Cross, Luther creator, who revealed that the film budget would help the Luther universe grow while keeping the show's spirit.
He stated that Luther was a person who believes there is no way to exclude anything. "All we have ever wanted is to show the best we can within the limitations that are available.
"What we've been able to do [with the movie] – having delivered every episode of Luther on budgets which are comically small – is to have a wider canvas and a bigger budget to tell the kind of stories that we we've always wanted to be able to tell. And we've really been given the opportunity – while staying entirely true."
Elba also teased some great plans for the movie. He said, in 2020 before the official film announcement: "With a movie, the sky's the limit. Of course, it is possible to be more adventurous in story lines, perhaps international. John Luther will always remain John Luther.
The fifth series of Luther also ended in Luther being detained for the questionable conduct he displayed during his most recent investigation.
Elba said that 2019 was the year he saw the cliffhanger as a great setup for a film, but it is still unknown if that will be the beginning of the movie.
Netflix still hasn't released any footage. However, Elba was on set, and filming had begun.
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