Three Thousand Years of Longing Clip: Tilda Swinton Doesn’t Want to Make a Wish

MGM has dropped a brand new clip for Three Thousand Years of Longing, the forthcoming epic fantasy which hails from Mad Max director George Miller. The film is currently slated to arrive in theaters on August 26.

The video, which you can check out below, features Tilda Swinton’s Alithea refusing to make her three wishes, while Idris Elba’s Djinn tries to convince her not to be naïve, as no one can resist the chance to fulfill their deepest desires.

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Three Thousands Years of Longing is directed by Mad Max filmmaker George Miller from a script he co-wrote with Augusta Gore, based on A.S. Byatt’s short story The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye. The film is led by Idris Elba (The Suicide Squad), and Tilda Swinton (Constantine). Joining them are Aamito Lagum, Burcu Gölgedar, and Matteo Bocelli.

“Dr. Alithea Binnie is an academic, content with life and a creature of reason,” reads the synopsis. “While in Istanbul attending a conference, she happens to encounter a Djinn 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.”

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The film is produced by Miller, Doug Mitchell, and Kennedy Miller Mitchell, with Craig McMahon and Kevin Sun serving as executive producers. It hails from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, FilmNation Entertainment, and United Artists Releasing.

Check out the Three Thousand Years of Longing clip below:

 

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