George Miller’s new movie with Idris Elba is presently being shot

Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba star in Miller’s new film.


Production is already running George Miller‘s new movie Three thousand years of longing. Miller’s 2015 successor to Mad Max: Fury Road was first announced in October 2018. When the film was announced, we heard about it too Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton would be in Miller’s film. After some delay, filming of Three Thousand Years of Longing should begin in March 2020. (If you focus on March of this year, something else pretty important started around that time.)


Deadline reports that the filming of Three Thousand Years of Longing is well advanced. The film has been shooting for 20 days – roughly a third of its planned 62-day schedule. The filming takes place in Miller’s home country Australia, with “numerous COVID safety logs on set” according to the deadline. Deadline also notes that the cast and crew will stop filming for the Christmas vacation before they meet again in the New Year to finish filming in the spring. The film is scheduled to be released in September 2021.

Details of three thousand years of longing are still sparse. In 2019, we reported that Miller referred to the film as “Anti-Mad Max”: “One thing I can tell you, it isn’t [another Fury Road]. It’s a film that is visually very strong, but almost the opposite of Fury Road. It’s almost everything inside and there is a lot of talk. There are action scenes, but they are, by the way, and I think you could say it’s the anti-Mad Max. ”


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The film has a budget of $ 60 million and, as the Deadline report suggests, the budget appears to be being used wisely. The outlet spoke to Miller’s production partner, Doug Mitchellwho remarks that the sets are “some of the most spectacular I’ve ever seen”. Even without knowing anything about the plot, Mitchell’s comment, combined with Miller’s artistic accomplishments on Fury Road and this very vibrant project title, can encourage the mind to wander to some very exciting places.

We will keep you up to date on three thousand years of longing when we learn more about the project. Learn more about what new Warner Bros. movies are coming to HBO Max in 2021.


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