‘3000 Years of Longing’ poster unveiled day ahead of trailer

Image via MGM.

Director George Miller‘s newest film, 3000 Years of Longing, starring Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba, has just unveiled its official poster, one day ahead of a full-length trailer slated for release.

Miller, perhaps best known for directing the brutal dystopian action film, Happy Feet, as well as the penguin-centeric family film, Mad Max: Fury Road, has hinted at what looks to be a mind-blowing visual feast so far, based on the teaser video we’ve seen for the movie slated for release this summer.

According to a press release from MGM, the film centers around an academic, Dr. Alithea Binnie, played by Swinton. The logical individual seems to be content with life, but everything changes when she encounters Elba, a Djinn, while attending a conference in Istanbul. The Djinn — a supernatural spirit — offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom.

Doubting that the Djinn is even real, she further hesitates based on her extensive knowledge of stories and mythology, which often warn against wishes gone wrong. The Djinn pleads his case, however, by regaling Alithea with fantastical stories of his past. She’s eventually enraptured with him and agrees to make a wish, but one that surprises them both.

A full-length trailer for 3000 Years of Longing, which is based on a short story called The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye by A.S. Byatt, is expected to be released Friday.

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Danny Peterson

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Danny Peterson covers entertainment news for WGTC and has previously enjoyed writing about housing, homelessness, the coronavirus pandemic, historic 2020 Oregon wildfires, and racial justice protests. Originally from Juneau, Alaska, Danny received his Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Alaska Southeast and a Master's in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Oregon. He has written for The Portland Observer, worked as a digital enterprise reporter at KOIN 6 News, and is the co-producer of the award-winning documentary 'Escape from Eagle Creek.'