“It happens! Idris Elba CONFIRMS that his hit BBC series Luther will be made into a movie

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He achieved international fame with the role of DCI John Luther in the hit BBC series.

And after much anticipation, Idris Elba has confirmed that Luther will now be made into a feature film.

Speaking to Digital Spy and other media in the wake of his BAFTA win on Friday, the actor, 47, teased the upcoming film by remarking, “The sky’s the limit.”

“It’s happening”: after much anticipation, Idris Elba confirmed that Luther will now be made into a feature film

The crime drama wrapped up its fifth series in January 2019, following an exciting week-long event that saw all four episodes air one after another.

The show ended on a cliffhanger, leaving fans wondering if a movie version might be on the cards.

And right after picking up his special award at the very first Virgin Media BAFTA TV Awards 2020, Idris confirmed that the film will be set.

He said: “I argued that I would like to see [Luther] come to a movie.

Confirmation: Speaking to Digital Spy and other media in the wake of his BAFTA victory on Friday, the actor, 47, teased the upcoming film by remarking, “The sky is the limit.”

“That’s what I think we’re headed for, it’s a movie. I can’t wait to get there. “

The star then cemented the news by adding, “It’s happening! “

He went on to explain that the series is making the transition from the small screen to the big screen by teasing big things for the film.

He added: “With a movie, the sky is the limit. Obviously, you can be a little more daring in the, maybe international, a little higher scenarios. But John Luther will always be John Luther.

Adamant: He said, `` I argued that I would like to see [Luther] come to a movie. That's what I think we're headed for, it's a movie. I can't wait to get there '

Adamant: He said: “I argued that I would like to see [Luther] come to a movie. That’s what I think we’re headed for, it’s a movie. I can’t wait to get there ‘

Things to come: “With a movie, the sky is the limit. Obviously, you can be a little more daring in the, maybe international, a little higher scenarios. But John Luther will always be John Luther ‘

His words come just weeks after teasing a big screen outing for the unorthodox British detective, whom he played for 10 years.

“I made it very clear that I would like to see Luther come back in film form. And I can tell you this, that we’re so close to making a Luther movie, ”the actor said while promoting his comedy series In The Long Run.

News that a star version of the series could definitely be on the cards was first reported by Sky News from London.

Luther premiered in 2010 and has garnered rave reviews and a loyal following.

It also made a Ruth Wilson star who played narcissistic murderer Alice Morgan and went on to star in Showtime’s The Affair and the movie Saving Mr. Banks.

Special Award: It comes as Idris led the winners at the 2020 Televised BAFTAs on Friday, as he won the Special Award for his outstanding career and commitment to championing diversity

Special Prize: It comes as Idris led the winners at the 2020 Televised BAFTAs on Friday, as he won the Special Prize for his outstanding career and commitment to championing diversity

It comes as Idris was leading the BAFTA TV 2020 winners on Friday night, with viewers noting “more diversity” throughout the ceremony after the BAFTA Film Awards were criticized earlier this year.

The actor thanked the Academy for “finally recognizing” him as he was virtually reunited with his Luther co-star Ruth Wilson and awarded him the special award.

The special award given to Idris honored his exceptional career and his commitment to championing diversity and new talent in the industry.

Accepting his gong, the actor said: “Thank you, first of all thank you to BAFTA for giving me this opportunity and FINALLY recognizing [me]… Just kidding, very proud!

Grateful: The actor thanked the Academy for 'finally recognizing' him as he was virtually reunited with his Luther co-star Ruth Wilson

Grateful: The actor thanked the Academy for ‘finally recognizing’ him as he was virtually reunited with his Luther co-star Ruth Wilson

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