Series creator Neil Cross hopes to get the film made next year with Idris Elba.

Acclaimed BBC drama Luther, starring Idris Elba [pictured], is set to be made into a feature film.

According to reports, series creator Neil Cross revealed at the Edinburgh International TV Festival that a script had been written.

“I’ve written the script and we hope to get the film made next year,” said Cross. “Idris is a brilliant leading man and we’ve hoped to turn Luther into a movie for a long time. It will follow his career in the earlier days, when he is still married to Zoe, and the final scene in the film is the first of the initial TV series.”

Given it’s a prequel, the film will see the return of Indira Varma as Zoe, as well as Luther’s colleagues Justin Ripley and Ian Reed, played by Warren Brown and Steven Mackintosh, respectively.

However, fan favourite Ruth Wilson is unlikely to play a part given that her character, the serial killer Alice, did not meet Luther until the first series.