See Idris Elba as a genie through the “genius mind” of director George Miller in ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’

Written by on May 20, 2022

Courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures Inc.

George Miller, the visionary director behind the Oscar-winning Mad Max: Fury Road, is back at it with another madcap movie adventure.

The trailer to Miller’s latest, called Three Thousand Years of Longing, has Idris Elba playing a djinn — that is, a genie — who comes to be in the service of Tilda Swinton‘s bookish, self-described “solitary creature” Alithea.

“I have a question,” she asks him. “What does one do with three wishes?”

“You’ll see,” he replies.

What follows is a trippy visual tour of the heart’s desires, from apparent orgies to fantastic battlefields, melting spiders and a mandolin — a mix that perfectly fits the trailer’s promotional copy stating the movie hails “from the genius mind of George Miller.”

The film hits theaters August 22.

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