“A lonely scholar, on a trip to Istanbul, discovers a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom.”

Director: George Miller
Writers: George Miller, Augusta Gore, A.S. Byatt
Staring: Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba
Release Date: August 31, 2022

What the fuck is going on in this trailer? Does anyone seem to know?

Three Thousand Years Of Longing is a seemingly hallucination-filled fever dream that follows Dr. Alithea Binnie, who is played the very-often eccentric Tilda Swinton. The often-logical and based in reason Binnie is travelling for work when she meets up with A Djinn, who is played by none other than Idris Elba. The classic three wishes promise is laid out at Binnie’s feet, but she is not like a mere mortal.

Binnie has doubts that this Djinn is even real, despite all the proof in front of her. A second wrinkle is that Binnie knows all the cautionary tales of genies getting their freedom and what it does to the people who took the bait of the three wishes. As an academic, she has studied what to do, and more importantly, what not to do.

Now if we are being honest, we see at the end of this trailer that Binnie is on the verge of wishing for something. So with that being said, any guesses as to what that guess will be?

It is strange seeing Elba with point elf ears. That is odd.

Any who, back to my ramblings. Three Thousand Years Of Longing has a trailer with a propulsive sound track and a very trippy vibe. It is going to be a very weird movie to watch when you get high, if you are of that variety. Like we got spiders manifesting, cannonballs being fired off into the sun cut together with individuals wielding swords. Up next there are wedding scenes, bird carrying people, and trippy face manipulations. Like I said at the start…what exactly is happening here??

Three Thousand Years Of Longing is director George Miller’s first movie since Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), and after this he is making a movie entitled Furiosa (2024), which will star Charlize Theron. Before that though, it has been announced that Miller is making Mad Max: The Wasteland…and that is a direct sequel to Fury Road and it is expected in September 2022. Happy birthday to me!!

What I do like is that John Seale is doing cinematography work again with George Miller. The duo worked together with Mad Max: Fury Road, so if it is anything as inventive as than, I am all in.

The craziness of Three Thousand Years Of Longing is released to the masses on August 31, 2022.


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