Cillian Murphy has opened up on the possibility of a Peaky Blinders film, and has hinted that creator Steven Knight may already be at work on an adaptation of the successful BBC series.
Murphy, who plays the lead role of notorious gangster Tommy Shelby in the drama, explained during an interview with Esquire that Knight was beginning to explore ways in which he can translate the action into a feature length form.
“I think Steve [Knight] has some ideas. You’d have to be careful, but I’d be curious to do it,” the actor explained.
Knight has previously opened up on the prospect of a film, suggesting it could even run alongside the series. He told Digital Spy during an interview last year, “I think it’d be great to have a series, then a film, a series, a film… why not?”
For now, fans can get their fix in Season 4 of the show, expected to arrive in early November. The BBC have released a synopsis of the series, explaining that it takes place six months after the last episode, opening with Tommy receiving a mysterious letter on Christmas Eve, telling him that the Peaky Blinders are in “danger of annihilation.”
The synopsis continued: “As the enemy closes in, Shelby flees his country house and returns to the streets of Small Heath, Birmingham where a fight for survival begins…”