‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’ is an upcoming anime action adventure drama war fantasy film.
It is based on the novel The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien.
It is directed by Kenji Kamiyama from a screenplay by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews.
The film is produced by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Animation with animation by Sola Entertainment.
It is a prequel to the Lord of the Rings film trilogy (The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), and The Return of the King (2003)) set 250 years before the events of those films.
But, what can we expect from this film? Here’s everything we know about it so far.
‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’ Cast
The pic is being fast-tracked with animation work done by Sola Entertainment. Voice casting for the film had begun by the time of its announcement in June 2021, and is currently underway.
‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’ Plot
The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim is set around 250 years before the events of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It focuses on the mighty King of Rohan, Helm Hammerhand, and a legendary battle that helped shaped Middle-earth heading into LOTR.
At the center of the film will be the untold story of Helm’s Deep, hundreds of years before the fateful war, telling the life and bloodsoaked times of its founder, Helm Hammerhand, the King of Rohan.
War of the Rohirrim is not expected to connect in any way to the Lord of the Rings TV series in the works at Amazon right now.
‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’ Release date
No official release date has been set yet for The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim.
Sola Entertainment had begun work on the animation for the film by the time of its announcement in June 2021. Warner Bros. and New Line are said to be fast-tracking the film. The film was expected to draw aesthetic inspiration from the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
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Carolyn Blackwood, Chief Operating Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, and Richard Brener, President and Chief Creative Officer, New Line Cinema, said,
“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. 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.”
Through six movies, including the Hobbit trilogy [The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)], The Lord of the Rings movies have grossed $5.9 billion at the WW box office.
These movies reps the most awarded film series in history with the highest number of Academy Awards and nominations including 11 Oscars for Return of the King, tying the record for a single film.
So, these are the major information about ‘The War of The Rohirrim’. Very little is known about the film. We’ll update this when there’s more news about the film. So, stay tuned here for more updates.
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