New Animated Movie ‘Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim‘ Announced by Warner Bros.New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. have shocked Lord of the Rings fans by announcing a new anime-styled feature film named ‘Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’. The new movie will be a prequel to Peter Jackson’s trilogy.
“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 studios shared in a joint statement.
Chief operating officer of Warner Bros Carolyn Blackwood shared, “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.” she continued, “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.”
President of Warner Bros. Animation Sam Register added, “This will be yet another epic portrayal of J.R.R. Tolkien’s world that has never been told before. We’re honored to partner with much of the incredible talent behind both film trilogies, along with new creative luminaries to tell this story.”
Currently, no additional plot details or casting choices have been announced for the upcoming film. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things entertainment!
Featured Photo Credit: New Line Cinema / Warner Bros Animation
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