The award-winning franchise known as The Lord Of Rings, based on the iconic books by J.R.R. Tolkien, is continuing its legacy by adding more story to its timeline.
New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Animation announced that the two companies are teaming up to bring a Middle Earth anime to life. The movie will be titled The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim, and it will be set in the same timeline as Peter Jackson's films.
New Line Cinema has partnered with Warner Bros. Animation to produce an original anime feature directed by acclaimed filmmaker Kenji Kamiyama that will plunge fans into a legendary battle that helped shape Middle-earth and set the stage for the epic adventures brought to life in “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy," the companies announced today in a new statement.
The War of Rohirrim will act as a prequel to the tale found in Jackson's films, so you can expect to explore the world of Helm's Deep. This means the King of Rohan will come into full focus as fans come face to face with Helm Hammerhand on screen.
Carolyn Blackwood, the chief operating officer of Warner Bros. Pictures had this to say.
“All of us at New Line feel a deep affinity for the extraordinary world J.R.R. Tolkien created, so the opportunity to dive back into Middle-earth with the team at Warner Bros. Animation is a dream come true. Fans know Helm’s Deep as the stage for one of the greatest battles ever put to film and, with many of the same creative visionaries involved and the brilliant Kenji Kamiyama at the helm, we couldn’t be more excited to deliver a fresh vision of its history that will invite global audiences to experience the rich, complex saga of Middle-earth in a thrilling new way”
Let us know your thoughts. Will you be checking out this animated feature?