LUTHER scriptwriter Neil Cross has unquestionably confirmed "there's going to be more" from Idris Elba's detective role as he dropped huge hints about a feature film.
The British novelist, 51, left fans of the gritty BBC crime drama on the edge of their seats with the reveal to Insider Magazine – which came after Idris, 48, let slip a movie is in fact in the works.
Neil has now tellingly revealed: "Idris, Jamie Payne (director), and I will shortly have some exciting news to share.
"There's gonna be more later, but it's not going to be season six."
Speaking of a potential next telly instalment, he added: "There is not going to be a season six – definitively no season six," for a fear of "churning it out like sausages."
This is the first time Luther bosses have all but confirmed a film, after London born star Idris teased the prospect of the iconic cop travelling the world in the hunt for a murderer.
He made the announcement after collecting a Bafta – telling fans: "It is happening."
Speaking to the press about Luther, he said: "I've maintained that I'd like to see it come to a film.
"That's what I think we're headed towards, a film. I'm looking forward to making that happen."
He then confirmed: "It is happening."
Idris also hinted that the big-screen version with have a budget to match that could see John Luther travelling the world.
The star added: "With a film, the sky is the limit.
"Obviously, you can be a little bit more bold in the storylines, maybe international, a little bit sort of up the scale.
"But John Luther is always going to be John Luther."
A film version of the BBC drama has long been rumoured to be in the wider plan.
Speaking earlier this year, Idris explained: "Luther has all the ingredients to echo those classic films of the 90s like Seven and Along Came A Spider.
"I think what we’d like to attempt is 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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