Three Thousand Years of Longing Release Date, Plot, Trailer and More

It’s George Miller’s first film since the fantastic Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015, and Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton are joining him for Three Thousand Years of Longing. After a seven-year wait, what does the filmmaker have in store for moviegoers?

The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, May 17-28, 2022, before it is released to the general public, but we have all the information you need right here.

What Is the Release Date of Three Thousand Years of Longing?

The US release date for Three Thousand Years of Longing is set for August 31. Other regions, such as the United Kingdom, may or may not have the same deadline. When that information becomes available, we will update this page.

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Despite the fact that it’s been seven years since Miller’s last film, such gaps aren’t unusual for him. He has gone five, six, and eight years between films in his career. On the other hand, they’re usually well worth the wait.

What Is the Story of Three Thousand Years of Longing?

The Fantasy romance Three Thousand Years of Longing depicts an encounter between a scholar and what is described as a “djinn (or genie) in an Istanbul hotel room.” In exchange for the scholar’s freedom, the djinn grants his three wishes, but their conversation takes unexpected turns.

George Miller wrote the screenplay for Three Thousand Years of Longing.

Three Thousand Years of Longing — First Impressions

First impressions have begun to emerge from those who saw Three Thousand Years of Longing at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, May 20.

The audience gave the film a six-minute standing ovation.

Anne Thompson, a film critic, also offered her initial impressions of the film:

Who Are the Cast Members of Three Thousand Years of Longing?

Tilda Swinton is playing the scholar, Alithea Binnie, while Idris Elba plays the djinn. Both Swinton and Elba have a long and distinguished acting careers. Tilda Swinton is best known for her roles in Michael Clayton, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Snowpiercer, and Suspiria, among others.

Luther, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, and The Suicide Squad are just a few of Elba’s high-profile roles, but he’s also a popular choice for the next James Bond.

As the Ancient One and Heimdall, Swinton and Elba have also appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While they’ve worked together before, this is the first time they’ve collaborated.

According to IMDb, the cast of Three Thousand Years of Longing includes Kaan Guldur, David Collins, Alyla Browne, Jack Braddy, and Nicholas Mouawad.

Who Is Director George Miller?

George Miller is best known for directing Max Mad: Fury Road, but he has a long and varied career that dates back to the 1970s. Here’s a little more information about his work.

In 1979, Miller directed the first Mad Max movie, starring Mel Gibson. The Road Warrior, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, and Mad Max: Fury Road were all directed by him. Furiosa, the Fury Road spinoff set for release in 2024, and Mad Max: The Wasteland is both in the works for him as well.

Three Thousand Years of Longing
Three Thousand Years of Longing

If all of this makes you think Miller would be an odd choice to direct a fantasy romance, remember that he is a director who enjoys taking on a wide range of projects. His other film credits include The Witches of Eastwick, Lorenzo’s Oil, and the children’s films Babe: Pig in the City, Happy Feet, and Happy Feet Two. However, based on the trailer, it appears that Miller will not be delivering the typical “fantasy romance.”

Is There a Trailer for Three Thousand Years of Longing?

Three Thousand Years of Longing’s first trailer has arrived. Directly below, you can see all of George Miller and his crew’s craziness.

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