‘Luther’ The Movie On The Way..

Luther creator Neil Cross has explained that his drama starring Idris Elba will be coming to a big screen near you soon.

The cop drama which picked up a prize in the drama series category of Tuesday night’s RTS Awards has had two series on BBC1 and a third one was commissioned in August 2011.

The character’s cinema appearance will come after the next series finishes.

“We’ll wrap up Luther as a TV show, but I think we’ll then probably make the leap to the big screen with John Luther,” said Cross on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row.

“The final scene of the final episode is great and we wouldn’t want to continue,” he added, talking of the upcoming third series.

“I love an ending. I have a weakness for a powerful and moving ending. We’ll go out big and leave it at that.â€?

Cross also explained that he never had any intention to make the character black before Elba was cast as the maverick detective.

“It was cast as a character, purely and simply, which is one of the aspects that attracted Idris to the role. I have no knowledge or expertise or right to try to tackle in some way the experience of being a black man in modern Britain.

“It would have been an act of tremendous arrogance for me to try to write – and you have to try to imagine the quote marks around the words – a black character because I don’t know what a black character is and we would have ended up with a slightly embarrassed, ignorant, middle-class, white writer’s idea of a black character, which would have been an embarrassment for everybody concerned.

“I suspect that there’s a dearth of decent roles for black actors because most writers are white and they try to write their idea of black and it’s an embarrassment.â€?

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