This yr marks 20 years since Fellowship of the Ring was launched, bringing audiences into the epic world of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Now, New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Animation have introduced The Lord of the Rings: The Struggle of the Rohirrim, a brand new film set in Center Earth.
The Struggle of the Rohirrim is an anime movie directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Ghost within the Shell: Stand Alone Complicated), produced by Joseph Chou (Blade Runner: Black Lotus) and written by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews (The Darkish Crystal: Age of Resistance). Philippa Boyens, one of many screenwriters of the unique Lord of the Rings trilogy, is a advisor on the venture.
Based on a press launch from New Line Cinema and Warner Bros, The Struggle of the Rohirrim will function a “companion piece” to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, exploring an epic battle from Center Earth’s historical past. It tells the story of Helm Hammerhand, the ninth King of Rohan, and the namesake of Helm’s Deep.
Carolyn Blackwood, Chief Working Officer, Warner Bros. Footage Group, and Richard Brener, President and Chief Inventive Officer, New Line Cinema, stated in a joint assertion:
All of us at New Line really feel a deep affinity for the extraordinary world J.R.R. Tolkien created, so the chance to dive again into Center-earth with the staff at Warner Bros. Animation is a dream come true. Followers know Helm’s Deep because the stage for one of many best battles ever put to movie and, with most of the identical inventive visionaries concerned and the sensible Kenji Kamiyama on the helm, we couldn’t be extra excited to ship a recent imaginative and prescient of its historical past that can invite international audiences to expertise the wealthy, complicated saga of Center-earth in an exciting new means.
Animation work and voice casting are already within the works, with The Struggle of the Rohirrim being fast-tracked. This isn’t the one Tolkien-related venture at the moment being produced, as Amazon can be engaged on its Lord of the Rings collection. The initiatives are unrelated, however one factor is evident: audiences will likely be getting much more Center Earth sooner or later.