Despite the fact that Amazon is producing a series dedicated to the Lord of the Rings universe, and that so far it is unknown exactly what time of Middle-earth it will cover, WB Animation and New Line Cinema announced that they are preparing an anime of The Lord. of the rings as a feature film.
The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim It will be the name that this anime-style film will bear, which will be the first time that it addresses The Lord of the Rings, although there is already an animated film made in a traditional way that covers The Fellowship of the Ring and part of The Two Towers, but it was left unfinished in the absence of a budget in 1978.
In regards to The War of the Rohirrim, the film will be directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Blade Runner: Black Lotus Y Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) with a script written by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance) all this under the supervision of Phillipa Boyens.
“Everyone at New Line has deep respect for the extraordinary world that JRR Tolkien created, so the opportunity to return to the world of Middle-earth with the Warner Bros. Animation team is a dream come true,” said Carolyn Blackwood, Chief Executive Officer. Warner Bros. group operations.
The film will develop and expand the story behind the stronghold of Helm’s Deep – which we saw at the climax of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – and is known in Middle-earth as one of the most important locations during the battle for the single ring.
For now, the rise of The Lord of the Rings is far from disappearing now that the Amazon series is expected to arrive at the end of the year, while the Warner Bros. and New Line anime has no release date.
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