MGM has debuted the first clip from Mad Max director George Miller’s eagerly-anticipated fantasy romance Three Thousand Years of Longing which sees Idris Elba’s Djinn become frustrated with Tilda Swinton’s Dr. Alithea Binnie and her lack of desire to use her three wishes; check it out below…
Dr Alithea Binnie (Tilda Swinton) is an academic – content with life and a creature of reason. While in Istanbul attending a conference, she happens to encounter a Djinn (Idris Elba) who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom.
This presents two problems. First, she doubts that he is real and second, because she is a scholar of story and mythology, she knows all the cautionary tales of wishes gone wrong. The Djinn pleads his case by telling her fantastical stories of his past. Eventually she is beguiled and makes a wish that surprises them both.
Three Thousand Years of Longing features a cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba, Aamito Lagum, Burcu Goledar, Matteo Bocelli, Kaan Guldur, Alyla Browne, and Angie Tricker.
Three Thousand Years of Longing arrives in cinemas on August 26th.