Hit BBC TV show
is heading to the big screen, with creator Neil Cross revealing that a movie adaptation has already been written.
Speaking at the Edinburgh TV festival, Cross confirmed that a feature film is going ahead, and announced that the plot will take the form of a prequel story following Luther’s early career.
According to Cross, the film will be set just prior to the original series, with its final scene mirroring the opening scene of the very first episode.
Cross also confirmed that Idris Elba will be returning as the titular hero, with Warren Brown, Indira Varma and Steven Mackintosh also reprising their small-screen roles.
“Idris is a brilliant leading man, and we’ve hoped to turn Luther into a movie for a long time,” commented Cross.
With the screenplay finished, filming is expected to begin on the project next year.