S. Morehead

S. Morehead

Shane Morehead, Entertainment Writer

Director George Miller has reportedly begun some work on his next project, “3000 Years Of Longing.” Not many details have emerged so far, but it has been described as a fantasy-romance and an epic. The fantasy element involves a genie, and the subjects of the romance are characters played by Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton.

Elba is occupied acting as the villain in a spin-off of the “Fast & Furious” series and has another role in a remake of “Cats” following that, but is on track to finish in time for filming in 2019. As for Swinton, she’s been busy along different avenues. She voiced a minor role in Wes Anderson’s “Isle Of Dogs” and starred in the recent remake of “Suspiria,” done by Luca Guadagnino, which will likely further her status in the entertainment world based on the horror’s critical reception.

This movie is especially big news because it’s Miller’s first film since 2015’s “Mad Max: Fury Road,” which won six Oscars and brought in $378.9 million on a $150 million budget. Miller also wrote the script, and, refreshingly, it isn’t a remake or adaptation of previous works. The film has been described as unlike anything he’s has done before, which could mean a lot considering his somewhat limited filmography. You can expect “3000 Years Of Longing” sometime in the next few years, and Miller, 73, plans to helm a fifth “Mad Max” movie after.