Seven years after the critically acclaimed “Mad Max: Fury Road,” George Miller has released the epic romance movie “Three Thousand Years of LongingHe returned to the director’s chair. Based on the 1994 short story “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye” by British author AS Byatt.Three Thousand Years of LongingIn ”, Tilda Swinton stars as Alithea, a brilliant scholar who encounters a Djinn (Idris Elba) imprisoned in a jar.
During a long conversation in a hotel room in Istanbul, Djinn makes a deal with Alithea to grant her three wishes if she helps her gain her freedom. Alithea’s wishes result in a twenty-year jump in time, while unexpected feelings develop for each other. “Three Thousand Years of Longing” will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday.
Miller co-wrote the screenplay with August Gore and produced the film with Doug Mitchell. Craig McMahon and Kevin Sun are executive producers, with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, FilmNation Entertainment and Kennedy Miller Mitchell producing. United Artists Releasing will handle the distribution of the film.
Best known for creating the “Mad Max” franchise and directing all four of its films, Miller is currently filming “Furiosa,” the prequel to “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Anya Taylor-Joy appears as a younger version of the lead character played by Charlize Theron in the original movie. Written by Miller and Nico Lathouris, the film will also star Chris Hemsworth and Tom Burke. The film is under production in Australia and is scheduled for a worldwide release on May 24, 2024. “Three Thousand Years of Longing“, hits theaters in the US on August 31.