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The Lord of the Rings tale to continue with anime pre-quel The War of the Rohirrim about Helm’s Deep

The Lord of the Rings tale to continue with anime pre-quel The War of the Rohirrim about Helm’s Deep

J.R.R. Tolkien followers will rejoice that New Line and Warner Bros. are teaming up to create an animé function pre-quel to The Lord of the Rings titled The War of the Rohirrim.

The ‘bloodsoaked’ story – penned by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance) – facilities on Helm’s Deep founder, Helm Hammerhand, the ninth King of Rohan.

It’s set a whole lot of years earlier than the epic all-night battle at the fortress depicted in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002).  

And whereas LOTR director Peter Jackson gave his blessing, he and spouse Fran Walsh usually are not concerned with The War of the Rohirrim, however co-writer Philippa Boyens will function guide.

Anime veteran Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) has signed on to direct the fast-tracked movie, which plans for a theatrical launch.

‘All of us at New Line really feel a deep affinity for the extraordinary world J.R.R. Tolkien created, so the alternative to dive again into Middle-earth with the workforce at Warner Bros. Animation is a dream come true,’ Warner Bros. Pictures Group COO Carolyn Blackwood and New Line president Richard Brener stated in a joint assertion to THR on Thursday.

‘Fans know Helm’s Deep as the stage for one of the biggest battles ever put to movie and, with many of the similar artistic visionaries concerned and the good Kenji Kamiyama at the helm, we could not be extra excited to ship a contemporary imaginative and prescient of its historical past that can invite international audiences to expertise the wealthy, complicated saga of Middle-earth in an exhilarating new manner.’ 

Voice casting underway!

Voice casting underway!

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The beloved unique trilogy amassed 17 Oscars and $2.991B at the international field office, whereas the Hobbit trilogy earned $2.931B at the field office to far much less vital acclaim.

The War of the Rohirrim is separate from Amazon Studios’ $450M-budget live-action collection, which will probably be set in a special age of the world generally known as Middle-earth.

All of the tasks stemmed from the traditional fantasy novels The Fellowship of the Ring (1954), The Two Towers (1954), and The Return of the King (1955) written by J.R.R. Tolkien. 


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