The first trailer for the next movie from George Miller, Three Thousand Years of Longing, has just arrived, watch it here.

The newest film from George Miller, Three Thousand Years of Longing, has just received its first trailer. The film, an epic fantasy romance, is adapted from the short story ‘The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye’ which was written by British author A.S. Byatt and is from a larger collection of short stories.

The film was announced in October 2018 and will be distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in North America and by Metropolitan Filmexport and Sunac Culture in France and China respectively. Three Thousand Years of Longing made its worldwide debut at Cannes today, May 20th, 2022.

Filming of the movie began on March 2nd, 2020 before being halted due to the global pandemic before subsequently resuming in November of 2020. The filming process took the crew to Australia, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

The story showcased in the trailer alongside brilliant visuals popping with color and fantastical imagery follows an intelligent scholar, played by Tilda Swinton, who is visiting Istanbul when she uncovers a Djinn, played by Idris Elba, inside a bottle she bought from a trinket shop. The short story the film is based on, ‘The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye,’ examines fairy tales and ancient stories’ reflections upon contemporary societies and how certain themes are repeated throughout time.

In the trailer, Swinton’s character, Alithea, releases the Djinn from their confinement to be asked what she desires. She is initially very cautious and cites other stories about wishes as cautionary tales, showing that she is hesitant to trust both the inherent corruption that comes along with such power and herself. By the end of the trailer, we can see she has overcome such caution and asks for a wish.


  • Idris Elba as the Djinn
  • Tilda Swinton as Alithea
  • Aamito Lagum as Queen of Sheba
  • Burcu Gölgedar as Zefir
  • Matteo Bocelli as Prince Mustafa

Three Thousand Years of Longing will release in theaters on August 31st, 2022.

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