New Line Cinema in coordination with Warner Bros. animation is all set for a comeback with “The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim” that is the original anime theatrical feature. The news of the latest chapter has arrived at a time when ‘Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring’ is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Through six movies, including the Hobbit trilogy, The Lord of the Rings movies have grossed $5.9 billion at the WW box office and reps the most awarded film series in history with the highest number of Academy Awards and nominations including 11 Oscars for Return of the King, tying the record for a single film.
And, to continue its legacy, the studio is once again headed to the theatres, however, with an anime movie this time.
Titled ‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’, the forthcoming saga is being directed by legendary Kenji Kamiyama of Netflix’s ‘Ultraman’ anime series fame. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthewshas penned down the timeline. Joseph Chou of the “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” TV series is producing.
Moreover, the timeline of the War of the Rohirrim focuses on a character from the book’s appendix, the mighty King of Rohan, Helm Hammerhand, and a legendary battle which helped shaped Middle-earth heading into LOTR.
The anime pic will expand the untold story behind the fortress of Helm’s Deep, delving into the life and blood soaked times of Hammerhand. Overall, the movie is a companion piece to New Line’s LOTR trilogy and is set roughly 250 years before that movie during the third age.
Talking about the Lord of the Rings anime series, Carolyn Blackwood, Chief Operating Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, and Richard Brener, President and Chief Creative Officer, New Line Cinema, said, “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.”
The impending feature film will be released worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.