The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim announced for the big screen

New Line Cinema brought us the live-action The Lord of the Rings trilogy from director Peter Jackson, with the final installment released in theaters in 2003. All three films combined earned a total of $2.991 billion at the worldwide box office. Soon fans will get to see another Middle-earth film from New Line Cinema with The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, an anime feature from director Kenji Kamiyama (“Blade Runner: Black Lotus,” “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex”).

It’s been 18 years since the release of The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, and in the film, the Rohirrim have been instrumental in helping win the battle for Middle-earth. With the new story, it’ll be going back to the time of Helm Hammerhand. The animated film acts as a companion piece to The Lord of the Rings films, bringing viewers back into the epic world of Middle-earth.

Synopsis: “The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim” explores and expands the untold story behind the fortress of Helm’s Deep, delving into the life and bloodsoaked times of one of Middle-earth’s most legendary figures; the mighty King of Rohan – Helm Hammerhand.

The standalone feature is produced by Joseph Chou (Blade Runner: Black Lotus), with Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance) working on the screenplay. Philippa Boyens, the co-screenwriter of The Lord of the Rings films, is serving as a consultant on the project.

The project is planned for a big-screen release, with Sola Entertainment behind the animation work. The voice casting is currently starting. Warner Bros. Pictures will be distributing the film worldwide.

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