“The Highly Anticipated Luther Movie is Finally Within Reach”
Luther: The Fallen Sun:
The Luther movie has been highly anticipated, and fans have eagerly awaited any updates. Recently, we were finally treated to the first glimpse of Idris Elba’s iconic character in action on the big screen. The released images showcase Luther in a snowy landscape, hinting at an intense and thrilling story that goes beyond what we saw in the original BBC series, which spanned five seasons.
Furthermore, we now have a confirmed release date for the movie. After a long wait, fans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the release is just around the corner.
The movie is a collaboration between Netflix and the BBC, ensuring a promising production. Alongside Idris Elba, the cast is filled with talented stars, making it a highly anticipated project for fans and viewers alike.
Luther: The Fallen Sun release date
After much anticipation, the release date for the Luther movie, titled “The Fallen Sun,” has been revealed. Fans will be pleased to know that the film will have a limited release in select cinemas starting from February 24th. Following that, it will be available for streaming on Netflix from March 10th, 2023. With just a few weeks to go, viewers will finally get the opportunity to see Idris Elba’s beloved detective character in action on the big screen. The countdown has begun, and excitement is building for the long-awaited Luther movie.
Who is in the cast of Luther: The Fallen Sun?
The two cast members from the Luther series currently confirmed to appear in the film are Idris Elba as Luther and Dermot Crowley as Martin Schenk.
In addition to Idris Elba as Luther and Dermot Crowley as Martin Schenk, the Luther movie has also confirmed new cast members. Andy Serkis, known for his role in “The Batman,” will portray the film’s antagonist, David Robey, a wealthy tech mogul who uses surveillance technology to manipulate and harm innocent people. Cynthia Erivo, who starred in “Pinocchio,” will join the cast as Odette Raine, a rival detective and Luther’s nemesis. These new additions bring fresh dynamics and challenges for Luther to confront in the movie.
The rest of the cast for Luther: The Fallen Sun is not yet fully known, but here is the current list of confirmed actors and their respective characters in the film:
- Idris Elba as John Luther
- Andy Serkis as David Robey
- Cynthia Erivo as Odette Raine
- Dermot Crowley as DSU Martin Schenk.
- Peter Theobalds as DC Williams
- Lauryn Ajufo as Anya
- Henry Hereford as Brian Lee
- Alexander Anderson as Ian Moore
- Einar Kuusk as Arkady Kachimov
- Natasha Patel as Lydia Deng
Luther: The Fallen Sun plot – What happens in the Netflix film?
Netflix has provided a glimpse into the plot of Luther: The Fallen Sun through a recently released synopsis. The film serves as an expansive continuation of the acclaimed television series, now reimagined for the big screen. The story unfolds as a horrifying serial killer unleashes terror upon London, while the brilliant yet disgraced detective John Luther (played by Idris Elba) remains imprisoned. Plagued by the haunting memory of his failure to apprehend the cyber psychopath who now taunts him, Luther makes the bold decision to escape from prison and take on the relentless pursuit to bring the killer to justice, employing any means necessary.
In a recent interview with Total Film magazine, Elba has also shared additional hints about the film and shed some light on the future of the Luther franchise.
He expressed, “It’s not about competing, but when I talk about Bond as a reference, I mean we’re aiming for a similar kind of film. John is a central character who is the hero of his own movie. That’s the comparison I’m making. Some films achieve that successfully, and Bond is one of them. However, my ambition for Luther is to have that same level of grandeur and respect.”
“I want people to be excited and say, ‘Wow! Luther, the first film? Awesome!’ And I want to continue that excitement. Then, perhaps in the future, when I’m too old, someone else can step in and play John.”
Elba also emphasized the team’s strong desire to take Luther beyond his familiar world and place him in a larger setting in the film. He mentioned, “I believe this is an important aspect of creating a sense of scale and growth in our films.”
He further added, “Just imagine John in Colombia or in the gritty, mysterious streets of Berlin. Luther could even venture to America if we choose to do so. That, for me, is incredibly thrilling. We find it really exciting to take the core elements of Luther’s world and bring them into different environments.”
Neil Cross, the creator of Luther, has previously expressed similar sentiments regarding the potential expansion of the Luther universe through a film adaptation. In an interview with the BBC in June 2021, Cross mentioned that a film budget would provide an opportunity to broaden the scope of the story while maintaining the essence of the original TV series.
“I believe the key with Luther is to never dismiss any possibilities,” he remarked. “Our sole aim has always been to create the best possible show within the limitations we have been given.”
“With the movie, we have been able to expand our canvas and work with a bigger budget, allowing us to tell the kind of stories we have always desired. We have been given a genuine opportunity to maintain our authenticity while exploring new horizons.”
Luther: The Fallen Sun trailer
Netflix has given a glimpse of Luther: The Fallen Sun through a short teaser, although a complete trailer is still forthcoming. The teaser, shared on social media alongside the release date reveal, features Idris Elba’s character in a shadowy setting. As he delivers his lines, he cryptically states, “Something’s coming.” Another voice interjects, asking, “Do you see me now?” The speaker’s identity and the meaning behind these words remain unknown, leaving viewers intrigued and anticipating further details.
Something's coming…— Netflix (@netflix) January 12, 2023
Luther: The Fallen Sun in select theaters February 24 and March 10 on Netflix pic.twitter.com/zFAwmrEbaj
Luther: Fallen Sun will be in select cinemas from 24th February and on Netflix from 10th March 2023