The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim will explore and develop the story of Helm’s Deep, the fortress that served as the pivotal location in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. War of the Rohirrim will focus on the King of Rohan, Helm Hammerhand, and delve into his bloody history.
WB Animation says War of the Rohirrim is a standalone story, but will serve as a companion piece to Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. The story and artistic elements will tie the animated film to the original films, and Philippa Boyens of the original screenwriting team will serve as a consultant on this film.
The press release also states that War of the Rohirrim is being accelerated for the big screen and that animation studio Sola Entertainment will provide the animation work. The voice casting is currently underway.
“This will be yet another epic portrayal of JRR Tolkien’s world that has never been told before. We are honored to partner with much of the incredible talent behind the two film trilogies, as well as new creative personalities to tell this story, ”said Sam Register. , president of Warner Bros. Animation. “So begins the story. “
Kamiyama is a veteran anime director best known for his work on the Ghost in the Shell series, having directed Stand Alone Complex and subsequent spinoffs. Kamiyama also co-directed Blade Runner: Black Lotus and teamed up with his producers Black Lotus for the animated film The Lord of the Rings.
War of the Rohirrim is just one of the many new Lord of the Rings projects in development. The most significant is Amazon’s massive Lord of the Rings TV series which is currently in production.
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Matt TM Kim is the editor-in-chief of IGN.