First Look Images of ‘Luther’ Film Released

  • Posted On:November 24, 2022

‘Luther’ will see the same actor as the TV series of the same name returning to the role of DCI John Luther. Idris Elba played this character over five series between 2010 and 2019.

In an interview with Empire Idris Elba said “We really peel the onion back here because we had the time and scale to do that,” He continued to say: “It also gives creator Neil Cross a lot more Luther-land to play with, in terms of where Luther can go, how he goes, what the landscape is.”

One of the new images shows a snowy landscape in what looks like an underground railway tunnel, but there has been no clues or confirmation on which part of the world this is supposed to be in or even where it was filmed, Idris Elba in his interview did confirm that his character makes a departure from London.

“We break out of the gritty streets of London, we take it outside of that a little bit,” He continued to say: “And that’s great. It feels like now we’re entering a different life of the Luther experience.”

Idris Elba also said that the film wouldn’t be too much of a change from the spirit of the TV series. “It’s really dangerous when expanding from television to film to throw a lot of money at it, and for that moment to change the characteristics of the show.”  He continued with: “I wanted to make sure that even though we had a bigger budget, we didn’t distort the parameters of Luther-land too much. We do amplify the action and do amplify the stakes. But season 3’s man-under-the-bed moment? That doesn't cost you much money. Those moments are still intact.”

‘Luther’ is set to be released in March 2023.