George Miller is returning to the director’s chair for the first time. Ever since the release of the critically acclaimed picture “Mad Max: Fury Road” to helm the upcoming epic romance film “Three Thousand Years of Longing.”
Tilda Swinton plays Alithea, a great scholar who comes upon a Djinn (played by Idris Elba) who is imprisoned in an urn. It is based on the short story “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye” written by English author A. S. Byatt in 1994. During a lengthy conversation in a hotel room in Istanbul, the Djinn agreed with Alithea whereby he would give her three wishes. In exchange of that he asked her assistance assistance in setting him free. Althea’s wishes cause the two to travel through time, skipping decades. However they simultaneously develop feelings for one another that none imagined.
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On Friday at the Cannes Film Festival, the film “Three Thousand Years of Longing” will have its first public screening everywhere around the globe. Miller and August Gore collaborated on the writing, and Miller and Doug Mitchell produced the movie together. The film was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, FilmNation Entertainment, and Kennedy Miller Mitchell, with Craig McMahon and Kevin Sun serving as executive producers for the project. United Artists Releasing will handle the motion picture distribution.
Miller, who is most known for conceiving the “Mad Max” trilogy and directing all four films in the series, is in the process of shooting “Furiosa,” a prequel to “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Anya Taylor-Joy appears in the movie as a younger version of the title character, which Charlize Theron played in the original “Fury Road” movie. The screenplay for the film, which Miller and Nico Lathouris wrote, also features Chris Hemsworth and Tom Burke in supporting roles. The movie is currently being made in Australia and is expected to debut anywhere worldwide on May 24, 2024.
Trailer with all the action
A trailer made available online is bonkers, but in the most positive way possible; it reminds me of the chase scene in Mad Max: Fury Road. It is a 19-second montage that should be stopped nearly every other second. This is so because it contains many strange and exciting imagery crammed into a short amount of time.
The film “Three Thousand Years of Longing” makes its debut in theatres across the United States on August 31.
Elba’s Djinn may be heard screaming at the beginning of the video as his essence is being transferred to a container. The following images take place inside palaces and depict people dressed in clothing typical of the period. This gives an impression that we have traveled through time.