Legacy PosterRising star Idris Elba seems to be the man of the moment. Last week it was announced he would be joining the cast of Marvel’s Thor, then the first photos of his action movie The Losers were made public, and now the concept posters for his upcoming film Legacy have made their way online.

The film’s official Twitter page have released three concept posters which appear to be something of a rarity as they are not simply airbrushed photographs or photoshopped floating heads on a black background, but rather actual artistic posters.

Idris Elba not only stars in Legacy but is the film’s executive producer. Written and directed by young British Nigerian filmmaker Thomas Ikimi, Legacy co-stars Eamonn Walker (Lord of War), Monique Gabriela Curnen (The Dark Knight), Richard Brake (Batman Begins), and Clarke Peters (The Wire).

Described as a Hitchcockian style psychological thriller with action elements similar to Paul Greengrass’ Bourne films, the plot of Legacy centers on AWOL special forces operative Malcolm Gray (Elba) as he attempts to hide out in New York following an inexplicably failed mission in Eastern Europe.

Mr. Elba has a big year coming up in 2010 with the ensemble crime thriller Takers, comic book movie The Losers, and the more personal independent film Legacy, all due for release.