Idris Elba finally confirms Luther movie and admits it's been 'a long time coming'

IDRIS Elba has finally confirmed the Luther movie and admitted it's been 'a long time coming'.

Rumours have been circulating for years that a feature-length version of the hit BBC crime drama was in the works.

Now in a new interview, Idris – who plays the titular detective – has confirmed the film has got the green light.

Speaking with MistaJam on The All-New Capital Weekender, the 48-year-old discussed his plans for 2021.

He said: "Definitely making more music, people that love my film and stuff, listen, I’m going to be making Luther ‘The Movie’."

He continued: "Yeah I’m super excited and I hope the fans are sort of excited for that, it’s been a long time coming for a movie, for people that have loved the show.

"We’ve been making the show for 10 years, so we’re making film." 

The news comes after Luther scriptwriter Neil Cross revealed there were no plans for a sixth series of the drama.

Back in December he said: "There is not going to be a season six – definitively no season six," for a fear of "churning it out like sausages."

Idris previously hinted that the big-screen version will have a budget to match and 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."

Tune into MistaJam on The All-New Capital Weekender Friday & Saturday nights 7pm – 10pm on the Capital Network and Capital Dance

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