Experience the Thrilling Return of DCI John Luther in ‘Luther: The Fallen Sun’
Idris Elba is back as DCI John Luther in the new feature length film, Luther: The Fallen Sun. In this continuation of the award-winning television saga, Luther is disgraced and behind bars, having been wrongfully convicted of corruption and other crimes, when a gruesome serial killer terrorizes London. Haunted by his failure to capture the cyber psychopath, Luther decides to break out of prison to finish the job by any means necessary.
This time out, the detective teams up with a fellow DCI, Odette Raine (Cynthia Erivo), and his old mentor and friend Detective Superintendent Schenk (Dermot Crowley) comes out of retirement to give advice. The villain is the unhinged former city trader and cyber psychopath David Robey (Andy Serkis), who has an infinite arsenal of resources and is determined to outwit Luther.
The Fallen Sun is a thrilling and intense addition to the Luther series. Elba is as engaging as ever, and the supporting cast is equally strong, including Erivo and Serkis. This film is surprisingly grounded, with a Dover ferry being the most exotic locale, and its ambitions are big enough to warrant its two-hour runtime. It is a perfect send-off for the series if this is the end, and a great introduction to Luther if you are unfamiliar with the character.
Luther: The Fallen Sun is in select cinemas from Friday and on Netflix from March 10. It is rated R for disturbing/violent content, language and some sexual material. Written by Neil Cross and directed by Jamie Payne, this is a must-watch for fans of the detective series.
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