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Update: Idris Elba, Tilda Swinton to star in George Miller's love story pic

Update: It's been announced by The Hollywood Reporter that Idris Elba (PACIFIC RIM, BEASTS OF NO NATION) and Tilda Swinton (SNOWPIERCER, DOCTOR STRANGE) have signed on to star in Miller's upcoming romance epic, THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING. While both actors have yet to ink an official deal - on account of the project still needing studio support complete with financial backing - it's being said that the film will in some way revolve around a genie. For the moment, Elba and Swinton's roles have yet to be revealed, which lends even more mystery to this curious endeavor. We'll be sure to keep you posted as this ambitious project develops.

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While we all may be dying to see a follow-up to MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, a legal dispute between Warner Bros. and director George Miller is making that impossible at the moment. However, in a piece of bittersweet news, we've learned that we’re about to get more work from the esteemed director, as Miller has officially solidified his next project will be an original movie titled THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING.

Deadline got the scoop that Miller will direct the movie from his own script, and will be producing it alongside frequent collaborator Doug Mitchell. Details are being kept under wraps, but word is it’s an epic unlike anything Miller has done before – which includes all the MAD MAX movies, HAPPY FEET and more. He's introducing the movie at the American Film Market next week, where it is already one of the hottest titles up for acquisition. Production on the movie is hoping to begin in 2019.

In 2015 Miller delivered his then long-gestating MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, which was met with universal acclaim, made $380 million globally and won six Academy Awards, earning Miller a nom for Best Director and Best Picture. Of course, you would think the fifth outing would get put on the immediate fast track, but a legal matter between WB and Miller’s production house, Kennedy Miller Mitchell, has stalled the project. KMM is suing WB over unpaid royalties, but WB claims they shouldn’t have to pay after KMM went over budget, along with not delivering the specified runtime and rating. However, Deadline has heard that the dispute has not shut the door on a sequel for good, so let’s hope they get that figured out.  

No matter what the project, I'm just psyched to know he's getting back to directing. The man is a master, and you can expect us to cover everything under the sun regarding his new project. 

Source: Deadline

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