“Lord of the Rings” fans have been eagerly awaiting the next Amazon Prime Video series, but that won’t be the only “LOTR” project we’re looking forward to.
“Twenty years after introducing the award-winning ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, based on the iconic books by JRR Tolkien, New Line Cinema partnered with Warner Bros. Animation to produce an original anime feature film directed by acclaimed filmmaker Kenji Kamiyama which will immerse fans in a legendary battle that helped shape Middle-earth and set the stage for the epic adventures that were brought to life in the “Lord of the Rings” film trilogy, an announcement states Thursday.
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The new anime series, titled “The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim,” will be set long before the events of Tolkien’s iconic trilogy, and “will explore and expand the untold story behind Helm’s fortress. Deep, delving into the life and blood-soaked times of one of Middle-earth’s most legendary figures; the mighty King of Rohan – Helm Hammerhand. “
Although “Rohirrim” will tell a standalone story, the new anime series “is being created as a companion piece to New Line’s” Lord of the Rings “trilogy, with an interwoven story and artistic elements that will reconnect fans. with emotion and cinema. Wonder of Middle-earth “.
“Everyone at New Line has a deep affinity for the extraordinary world that JRR Tolkien created, so the opportunity to return to Middle-earth with the Warner Bros. Animation team is a dream come true. Fans know Helm’s Deep as the setting for one of the greatest battles ever filmed and, with many of the same creative visionaries involved and the brilliant Kenji Kamiyama at the helm, we couldn’t be more excited to offer a new take on its history that will invite the worldwide audiences to experience the rich and complex saga of Middle-earth in an exciting new way, ”said Carolyn Blackwood, COO of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, and Richard Brener, president and chief creative officer of New Line, in a statement. joint.
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“This will be another epic representation of the world of JRR Tolkien that has never been told before. We are honored to partner with so much of the incredible talent behind both film trilogies, along with creative new luminaries to tell this story, ”added Sam Register. [resident of Warner Bros. Animation. “And so it begins.”
According to the announcement, the project is being fast-tracked for the big screen, with animation work and voice casting currently underway.