A new The Lord Of The Rings is in development, nearly 20 years after The Return Of The King brought the iconic fantasy trilogy to a close on the big screen.
New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Animation have officially announced The Lord Of The Rings: The War Of Rohirim. As you can probably gather from the involvement of Warner Bros. animation, this new adventure will be an animated one, but still set in the same timeline and universe as the iconic Peter Jackson films.
"Twenty years after delivering the award-winning The Lord of the Rings trilogy, based on the iconic books by J.R.R. Tolkien, 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 in a press release.
The War of Rohirrim is a prequel to the Jackson films, and will focus on the King Of Rohan as he does battle with Helm Hammerhand. The Lord Of The Rings history buffs will do doubt be terribly excited to see this play out on the big screen for the first time.
"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," said Carolyn Blackwood, the chief operating officer of Warner Bros. Pictures said today. "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,"
There's no casting or release date for The War of Rohirrim just yet, but expect to learn more details soon.
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