“Luther has all of the substances to echo these basic [neo-noir] movies of the 90s like Seven and Alongside Got here a Spider, and I feel what we want to do is use that blueprint to create Luther the movie.”
Of a possible storyline for the movie, Elba stated “Will probably be extra homicide, extra Volvos, extra frowning Luther… basically we simply need to strive to take it to a a lot greater viewers and scale, and maybe worldwide as effectively.”
“The trick is … it will have to be a metropolis. The explanation cities work is there are many shadows and so I feel these cities which have that Gotham-esque vibe to them, and I feel that's primarily Europe. A movie model would switch fairly simply to cities in Europe however who is aware of – wherever there may be crime Luther will go.”
Season 5 of Luther, which aired again in January 2019 on the Beeb, was constructed particularly to pave the best way for the detective’s large display arrival.