It has been announced that the director Kamiyama Kenji, known for the “Ghost in the Shell STAND ALONE COMPLEX” series, will produce an original feature-length prequel anime of “The Lord of the Rings.”
“The Lord of the Rings” is a novel series by J. R. R. Tolkien.
The Hollywood movie trilogy “The Lord of the Rings” based on those books won numerous awards and became a worldwide hit. Twenty years after the movie, New Line Cinema teamed up with Warner Bros. Animation to release the original feature-length anime “The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim” (original title) as an independent new work.
The anime will depict a legendary battle that forms Middle-earth and leads to an epic adventure visualized in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.
An unknown story about the fortress of the Helm Gorge is unfolded, reflecting the life of the mighty King Helm Hammerhand of Middle-earth and his bloody era.
Directed by Kamiyama Kenji, known for “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” and “Ghost in the Shell STAND ALONE COMPLEX”, produced by Joseph Chou known for “Blade Runner: Black Lotus”, and written by Jeffrey Addiss known for “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” and Will Matthews, the animation production is done by Sola Entertainment, and Philippa Boyens, one of the scriptwriters of the “Road of the Ring” and “The Hobbit” trilogy, also participated as a consultant.
For now, the release of “The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim” (original title) in Japan hasn’t been announced yet. Please wait for the follow-up report.
Warner Bros. Pictures Group Carolyn Blackwood (Chief Operating Officer) / New Line Cinema Richard Brener (President and Chief Creative Officer)
Newline has a deep attachment to the wonderful world created by J.R.R.Tolkien. So it’s a dream to have the chance to return to the world of Middle-earth with Warner Brosthers Animation.
The Helm Gorge is known as one of the biggest battle fields in movie history, but under the direction of many creative staff members who worked on this and Kamiyama Kenji, who is a wonderful director, I am very excited to be able to deliver the history cut from a new perspective.
Fans from all over the world will be able to enjoy the greatness of Middle-earth’s history in a new way.
Warner Bros. Animation Sam Register (President)
This work is a magnificent adaptation of the unspoken world of JR Tolkien.
In addition to the talented staff who worked on the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogy, I am honored to be able to work with a talented filmmaker who will be teaming up for the first time this time. Let’s get started.