— Updated on 22 February 2023

‘Luther: The Fallen Sun’ Trailer Pits Idris Elba Against Andy Serkis

— Updated on 22 February 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

The Luther movie – officially titled Luther: The Fallen Sun – has a confirmed release date, as recently revealed by leading man Idris Elba.

The critically-acclaimed BBC crime thriller’s feature-length adaptation is currently scheduled to arrive in theatres for a limited run next month (February 24th) before hitting Netflix roughly two weeks later (March 10th).

Marking the return of Idris Elba as the titular Detective Chief Inspector John Luther – who has been campaigning for this since the series concluded – the perennial Bond candidate has been joined by Cynthia Erivo, Dermot Crowley, Jess Liaudin, Lauryn Ajufo, Natasha Patel, Henry Hereford, with the singular Andy Serkis as David Robey – a billionaire who moonlights as a tech-savvy serial killer.

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Luther: The Fallen Sun Trailer Pits Idris Elba Against Andy Serkis

Directed by Jamie Payne and written by series creator Neil Cross, Elba’s DCI John Luther will be forced to break out of prison in order to catch a Serkis’ David Robey, who takes rich guy boredom to the next level by terrorising all of London.

Luther has all the ingredients to echo those classic films of the 90s like Seven and Along Came A Spider, and I think what we’d like to attempt is use that as a blueprint to create it,” Idris Elba previously told the press.

“I feel like John has to make some decision in jail. It’s quite clear that it would be very difficult for him to be a policeman moving forward. I think that’s a great setup for a movie.”

Luther: The Fallen Sun Trailer Pits Idris Elba Against Andy Serkis

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Elba added: “The last few seasons have been more like mini-movies, and film allows us to now have more dramatic pinpoints moments that are slightly more compressed and it’s a bigger but smaller dose of Luther.”

“It will be more murder, more Volvos, more frowning DCI Luther. Essentially, we just want to try and take it to a much bigger remit and scale and perhaps international as well.”

Luther originally aired from 2010 to 2019 on BBC. Garnering multiple nominations for a Primetime Emmy, Golden Globe, and so forth, it also earned Idris Elba himself the odd award. Currently, the total five seasons have an IMDb score of 8.4/10, Rotten Tomato score of 88%, as well as an average Google score of 4.6/5.

Check out the first Luther: The Fallen Sun trailer above.

Luther: The Fallen Sun Synopsis

In the epic continuation of the award-winning television saga, reimagined for film, a gruesome serial killer is terrorising London while brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther (Idris Elba) sits behind bars. Haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath, who now taunts him, Luther decides to break out of prison to finish the job by any means necessary.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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