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Warner Brothers Animation. and New Line Cinema announce an anime feature movie of “The Lord of the Rings” series is in the making. Titled “The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim,” the stand-alone feature will explore the history behind the fortress of Helm’s Deep.
An anime movie for the cult classic "The Lord of the Rings" is bound for the theaters!
New Line Cinema, the studio behind the feature film series “The Lord of the Rings”, is working together with Warner Brothers Animation for an original anime theatrical feature set in the world of J.R.R Tolkien’s famous “The Lord of the Rings," the movie studio announced on Thursday.
Reportedly titled “The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim”, the story for the animated movie sequel will cover the history behind the fortress of Helm’s Deep, the legendary battle of which shaped Middle Earth in the years, leading to the story set in the 2001 film “The Lord of the Rings.”
The stand-alone movie will also specifically feature the legendary King of Rohan, Helm Hammerhand. In his honor, the tower was named after him.
Lauded anime filmmaker Kenji Kamiyama, who’s known for his works including “009 Re: Cyborg,” “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex,” and Netflix’s “Ultraman,” is set to helm the screenplay by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews. On the other hand, Joseph Chou will be producing the feature.
Amazon Inc. is currently producing a “Lord of the Rings” series, which is set in the Second Age of Middle Earth. Reports state that “The War of the Rohirrim” would not be connected to this.
As of writing, no release date was set and more details are yet to be revealed. So keep your eyes open for the ring.