After the resounding success of my article showcasing the teaser for George Miller’s Three Thousand Years Of Longing, the trailer is finally here.
I judge the appetite for films based on the comments section and I can tell without a doubt that you heathens are gagging for this film. Comments such as:
“Where are all the cool cars?”
“Hardly original and sounds like shit.”
“Miller hasn’t made anything worth watching in nearly 40 years.”
So I just know that this trailer is going to send this article to the top of the LMO rankings and put me high up on a pedestal with my peers.
Written by Miller and Augusta Gore and based on a short story by A.S. Byatt, the movie centers on Dr. Alithea Binnie (Swinton), a scholar, loner, and creature of reason with no family. After buying a memento in Istanbul that she’s sure “has an interesting story,” Alithea finds herself in a hotel room with a djinn (Elba), who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom.
As Alithea 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.
Personally, I think the film looks like it’ll be a good bit of fun and a cross between Snyder’s 300 and Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge. I’ll watch it whilst contemplating what three wishes I would wish for… that doesn’t involve having the ability to eradicate most of the human race with just a mere click of the fingers.
And just so the comments section is a bit more lively than the one with the teaser, what three wishes would you nerds wish for?
Three Thousand Years Of Longing is realeased on 31st August.
And if you don’t want to watch the trailer, at least check out the awesome track that features in it by a group called Suuns: