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Idris Elba Confirms Film Adaptation of His Popular Detective Drama Series Luther

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British star Idris Elba has announced that a movie version of his popular detective drama series “Luther” is finally happening. The series, created by Neil Cross, featured Elba as DCI John Luther, a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can’t always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions. The show ended its five season run in 2019 and since then, Elba has been teasing the possibility of a film version. Idris Elba Doesn’t Want Censorship of Old Racist Sitcoms, Says ‘We Should Be Allowed to Say What We Want to Say’

On Friday, Elba received the Special Award at the BAFTA TV Awards 2020 and talking to the press later, the actor confirmed that the “Luther” movie is moving forward, reported Digital Spy. “I’ve maintained that I’d like to see (Luther) come to a film. That’s what I think we’re headed towards, is a film. I’m looking forward to making that happen. It is happening,” the 47-year-old actor said. A World of Calm: Idris Elba, Keanu Reeves, Nicole Kidman and More to Narrate HBO Max Series Based on an App

Elba further said that the movie version of the beloved show will give him the opportunity to explore the character more. “With film, the sky is the limit. You can be a little bit more bold with the storylines. And a little bit more international, and a little more up the scale. But John Luther is always going to be John Luther,” he added.

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Indian 2: Kamal Haasan, Shankar Give 1 Crore Each to Families of Crew Members Who Tragically Died in the Crane Accident On Set

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In an unfortunate incident, an accident claimed the lives of three technicians on the set of director Shankar’s Indian 2 in February. The unfortunate incident left everyone saddened and the film’s lead star Kamal Haasan as well as the film’s production house condoled the incident and had promised financial aid for the families of those injured and died due to the accident. Now, the producers of the film, director Shankar and actor Kamal Haasan issued check to the families who were affected due to the accident. The film’s director, actor and producer came forward to 1 cr each to the families of four who lost their lives in the crane accident. Indian 2 Shooting Accident: 3 Die After Crane Crashes At Movie Sets; Kamal Hassan Escapes Unhurt.

For the uninitiated, the deceased were identified as Krishna and Madhu, who were assistant directors in director Shankar’s team, and also Chandran from the catering team. The freak accident happened as a crane with heavy-duty light came crashing down. Haasan was captured along with director Shankar and Lyca Productions’ heads as they recently handed over financial aid to the families of the deceased.

Kamal Haasan, Shankar Provide Financial Aid to Families of Deceased in the Crane Accident:

Taking to Twitter after the news of the accident was reported on February 26, director Shankar had tweeted saying, “It is with utmost grief, I’m tweeting. Since the tragic incident, I’ve been in a state of shock & having sleepless nights on the loss of my AD & crew. Having missed the crane by a whisker,I feel it would’ve been better if it was on me. Heartfelt condolences & prayers to the families.”Indian 2 Crane Accident: Fans Of Kamal Haasan Are Heartbroken After 3 Technicians Die On The Set – Read Tweets.

Reacting to the accident in February, Haasan had spoken about the compensation being a means to help the families monetarily and could in no way recover the loss that they had incurred. He was quoted saying, “This is not a compensation for what we have lost, its just a first-aid for the families. The permanent solution is to prevent such accidents.”

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 06, 2020 07:29 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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