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Luther film: Creator Neil Cross promises fans he is making ‘more’ of hit BBC crime drama

His show starring Idris Elba ran for five series

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Luther creator Neil Cross has confirmed plans to bring fans “more” of the popular crime drama following reports of a film in the pipeline.

The BBC show, starring actor Idris Elba as DCI John Luther, currently comprises 20 episodes aired across five series.

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Luther creator Neil Cross has spoke about plans for a film (Credit: BBC / YouTube)

What did Neil Cross say about Luther?

Now, screenwriter and novelist Neil Cross has hinted that a film about the rogue detective is in the works.

Speaking at a press event about his new series, The Sister, Neil was quizzed about the progress of the Luther film.

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And he chose his words carefully as he told those listening to speak to Idris instead.

He told ED! and other publications: “Ask Idris! We are – I don’t know what I’m allowed to say, which is an answer in of itself! Words are my job and I’ve lost them all.

“We wanna make more Luther. We’re gonna make more Luther. The how and the why, that’s all to come, but we’re gonna make more Luther.”

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Neil joked that people should speak to star Idris Elba (Credit:

Idris Elba also on board with Luther film

London-born star Idris has assured fans that he is working on turning the hit TV show into a movie.

Speaking to Digital Spy, he said: “I’ve maintained that I’d like to see it come to a film.

We wanna make more Luther. We’re gonna make more Luther.

“That’s what I think we’re headed towards, a film. I’m looking forward to making that happen. It is happening.”

The 48-year-old actor previously said that show bosses could shoot the film oversees if it gets the greenlight.

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Actor Idris Elba played DCI John Luther (Credit: Rudy Torres/Image Press Agency/Splash News /

Earlier this year, he told reporters during a screening for his show In the Long Run: “Luther has all the ingredients to echo those classic films of the ’90s like Seven and Along Came A Spider.

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“I think what we’d like to attempt is to use that as a blueprint to create it. It will be more murder, more Volvos, more frowning Luther.

“Essentially we just want to try and take it to a much bigger remit and scale and perhaps international as well.”

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