George Miller Lines Up Next Movie with Idris Elba & Tilda Swinton

Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller is gearing up to direct his 10th feature film.

The acclaimed Aussie filmmaker will be directing a romantic-fantasy film titled Three Thousand Years of Longing, and he’s got two big names attached. Idris Elba and Oscar winner Tilda Swinton are on board to star in the film, which Miller will also write and produce. His longtime collaborator Doug Mitchell is also producing.

Details on the film’s plot are being kept under wraps, although, enticingly, Deadline reports that the story “is understood to revolve around a genie”. No word on who Elba and Swinton will be playing.

Filming on the film is set to begin next year, with FilmNation readying to present the package for international sales at the film industry event The American Film Market next week. While financing hasn’t been locked in as yet, don’t expect many issues in Miller getting backing for this one. Interest for the planned picture is reportedly quite high.

Elba was recently seen reprising his role as Heimdall in Avengers: Infinity War and is currently filming his role as the villain in Fast & Furious spinoff film Hobbs and Shaw. Swinton voiced a character in Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs earlier this year and plays three characters in Luca Guadagnino’s horror remake Suspiria, currently rolling out.

Miller’s masterful Mad Max: Fury Road took home six Oscars and earned $US378.8 million worldwide. Stay tuned for more on Three Thousand Years of Longing as it develops.

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