Netflix has shared the official trailer and poster for Luther: The Fallen Sun, opening in select theaters on February 24 and coming to Netflix on March 10. You can watch the trailer using the player below and you’ll find the poster underneath.
In Luther: The Fallen Sun — an epic continuation of the award-winning television saga reimagined for film — a gruesome serial killer is terrorizing 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.
The film also stars Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis and Dermot Crowley, who returns as Martin Schenk.
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Luther: The Fallen Sun was directed by Jamie Payne from a script by Neil Cross. The producers are Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, David Ready, Neil Cross, and Idris Elba.
The executive producers include Dan Finlay, Brendan Ferguson, Miki Emmerich, Kris Thykier, and Priscilla Parish.
The new movie builds on and reimagines the award-winning series, throwing Luther and his colleagues into a bigger, bolder game of cat and mouse.
“I really wanted to amplify what we’ve done with the television show,” Elba told Netflix’s Tudum about returning to the role he played over five seasons.
“He’s done so much to bend the law in order to catch the bad guys that he’s ended up in jail. That’s where we start the story,” Elba added.
“This old case that didn’t really ever get solved creeps up back into his life. And John can’t help but find a way to get involved. This bad guy is out there and he has to go out and get him.”
Payne, who also directed the series’ fifth season, added that the movie drops Luther into a situation he’s never been in before. “Luther’s an unstoppable force. But up to this point, he’s had to tread around the law of the police, because that was his job.
“Now, he’s a fugitive. This is Luther untethered. This man is so forward in his thinking and is in action. He’s like a wrecking ball, but the smartest wrecking ball you’ve ever met in your life.”