Idris Elba Says “Luther” is “Heading Towards a Film”

Idris Elba in "Luther"

Idris Elba, star of the BBC TV series Luther said that a movie based on the popular TV show is in the cards.

After receiving a BAFTA Special Award on Friday, Elba said to the press, “I’ve maintained I’d like to see it come to a film, and that is where I think we are heading towards—a film. And I’m looking forward to making that happen. It is happening.”

“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 continued.

Created by Neil Cross, Luther premiered in 2010. The series ran for five seasons. Elba won two Golden Globes and a Royal Television Society best actor award for his performance of the titular detective.

Elba’s been focusing on directing and writing lately with his production company. But, he made it clear that he doesn’t plan on giving up acting anytime soon, “I love acting—and I’d like to win a BAFTA as an actor one day,” he said.