Two first look images are from the upcoming Netflix film Luther, in which Idris Elba will reprise the title role from the iconic BBC crime series.
New pictures of the upcoming Luther Film reveals the return of Idris Elba as a cult figure. Luther originally began life as a television series, airing on BBC One for five seasons between 2010 and 2019. Elba played detective John Luther, who must work with murderess Alice Morgan (Ruth Wilson) to help solve a variety of cases.
Today, Rich shared two first look pictures in the film follow-up Luther, which completed production this spring. The first shows the detective stalking through a barren snowy landscape, likely mimicking the heightened drama and stakes of the film’s plot. The second is a closer look at Elba in his iconic Luther getup. Check out the full size images below:
Everything we know about the Luther film
As these images show, the film will take Luther on a grander adventure from his London headquarters. There will be a broader spectrum with more action and higher stakes, but Elba promises the project will retain the more understated grittiness that has charmed fans of the original Luther Series for over a decade. You’ll use Luther’s new surroundings to discover a new side of his personality and deepen the character viewers have come to know and love, without significantly altering tastes in what he does when it comes to his detective work.
Further details of the plot have so far been kept under wraps. The film, which will debut on Netflix, doesn’t currently have an official release date, although it will most likely debut sometime in 2023. This is especially likely considering they got the film’s publicity machinery going with these new images of the Luther Movie, and Netflix doesn’t typically run overly lengthy ad campaigns. It’s even possible that the film will be released before the summer of 2023, although it’s unclear as of this writing.
The remaining known details of Luther These include the fact that the screenplay was written by series creator Neil Cross and the film was directed by Jamie Payne. In addition to directing four episodes of the original series, Payne has extensive television directing experience with series including The Alienist, New Amsterdamand stranger. In addition to Elba, who returns as Luther, the film will also star Dermot Crowley in his role as DSU Martin Schenk, along with an ensemble cast that includes Jess Liaudin, Cynthia Erivo and legendary motion capture performer Andy Serkis, most recently in to see him was the Disney+ war of stars series Andor.
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