As promised , MGM has released the official trailer for Three Thousand Years of Longing.


Which marks George Miller ‘s return to directing after the beautiful Mad Max: Fury Road .

The film is based on AS Byatt ‘s short story The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye , reinterpreted by Miller as an epic and highly refined fantasy. Tilda Swinton plays Alithea Binnie , a lonely academic who meets a Djinn ( Idris Elba ) while in Istanbul for a convention. The Djinn sets out to grant her three wishes in exchange for his freedom, but Lei alithea is a scholar of mythology, and she knows all too well the dangers of such an offer. The ensuing conversation in a hotel room in the Turkish metropolis leads to unexpected consequences for both of them.

Three Thousand Years of Longing premiered today atthe Cannes Film Festival, out of competition. The project was announced in 2018, but filming was postponed to November 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The US release is expected onAugust 31st, while the Italian one is not yet available.

Meanwhile, you can see the trailer below.

The Three Thousand Years of Longing trailer

The cast

The cast includes Tilda Swinton , Idris Elba , Kaan Guldur, Alyla Browne, Nicolas Mouawad, David Collins, Angie Tricker, Berk Ozturk, Jack Braddy, Anna Adams and Hugo Vella .

The screenplay

The script is the work of George Miller himself with Augusta Gore .

The Three Thousand Years of Longing production

The production is handled by Kennedy Miller Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) .