Luther has always been unashamedly cinematic. Its stories are already feature-length and – aside from the necessary cliffhangers written in to divide up episodes – have a beat pattern much more attuned to film than television. Take the first episode of the most recent series, for example. Its climax was a drawn-out sequence so unbelievably tense that it caused me to visibly age by about three decades. It was the stuff of first-rate horror movies, not down-at-heel BBC1 police dramas.
Luther the movie – is a move to the big screen a good idea for the detective? | Television & radio | guardian.co.uk
Whoah … I feel a swoon coming on. Luther, the movie?? Okay, but I agree: not without Alice …
Second, a Luther film wouldn’t be a Luther film without Alice Morgan. As a character, Luther is never better than when he’s caught up in her psychotic web. He’s intrigued with her, he’s appalled by her and he’s possibly in love with her. She’s leagues more interesting than last year’s stage-school prostitute or that weird trash-talking Pam Ferris gangster – plus Ruth Wilson’s star is on a similar ascent – so she desperately needs a spot alongside Luther on the big screen.