Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller is back with brand new movie Three Thousand Years of Longing this summer, and the official trailer has arrived as promised this afternoon.

Three Thousand Years of Longing opens in theaters on August 31, 2022. Watch the official trailer below, which unleashes a wish-granting Djinn in the form of Idris Elba!

In the film, “A lonely scholar, on a trip to Istanbul, discovers a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. What she wants is love, but can and should he grant it to her?”

Here’s a longer plot synopsis MGM just sent out for Three Thousand Years of Longing, which is based on the short story “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye” by A.S. Byatt…

“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.”

Idris Elba stars alongside Tilda Swinton, Kaan Guldur, Alyla Browne, and Angie Tricker.

George Miller wrote and directed Three Thousand Years of Longing. Up next Miller will be directing Anya Taylor-Joy in Furiosa, the prequel to his masterpiece Mad Max: Fury Road.

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