If the forthcoming fifth season of Luther isn’t enough to get you excited, how about the prospect of a movie?

Yes, Idris Elba is set to step into the shoes of DCI John Luther for a big screen outing, and we know this because the news came from the man himself.

Commenting at the launch of series five in London, as Elba so wonderfully put it, we’ll be in for “more murder, more Volvos, more frowning Luther… essentially we just want to try to take it to a much bigger audience and scale, and perhaps international as well.”

The movie is intended to follow on from the fifth series, which is set to begin airing in the UK at the beginning of January. Hopefully it will follow soon after here in Australia.

ICYMI, here’s the series five trailer:

Cop a load of the first four series of Luther at JB Hi-Fi.