MGM Lands George Miller's Next Film 'Three Thousand Years of Longing' With Idris Elba, Tilda Swinton

Latest feature from “Mad Max: Fury Road” director is expected to shoot in Australia, London and Istanbul

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MGM has acquired the North American rights to the next film from “Mad Max: Fury Road” director George Miller called “Three Thousand Years of Longing” that will star Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton, MGM announced Thursday.

Miller wrote and will direct the film and will also produce with Doug Mitchell. MGM will release the film in the U.S. via MGM’s United Artists Releasing banner.

While plot details are being kept under wraps, “Three Thousand Years of Longing” is expected to shoot in Australia, London and Istanbul.

CAA Media Finance handled North American and Chinese distribution rights and FilmNation handled overseas sales.

Miller is an Oscar winner for the animated film “Happy Feet.” He’s best known for his work on the original “Mad Max” trilogy, and he most recently directed the critically acclaimed blockbuster “Mad Max: Fury Road” from 2015, which rebooted the franchise starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.

Miller is represented by CAA. Elba is represented by WME. Swinton is represented by UTA.

Deadline first reported the news.

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