This 12 months marks 20 years since Fellowship of the Ring was launched, bringing audiences into the epic world of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Now, New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Animation have introduced The Lord of the Rings: The Conflict of the Rohirrim, a brand new film set in Center Earth.
The Conflict of the Rohirrim is an anime movie directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Ghost within the Shell: Stand Alone Complicated), produced by Joseph Chou (Blade Runner: Black Lotus) and written by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews (The Darkish Crystal: Age of Resistance). Philippa Boyens, one of many screenwriters of the unique Lord of the Rings trilogy, is a guide on the challenge.
In accordance with a press launch from New Line Cinema and Warner Bros, The Conflict of the Rohirrim will function a “companion piece” to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, exploring an epic battle from Center Earth’s historical past. It tells the story of Helm Hammerhand, the ninth King of Rohan, and the namesake of Helm’s Deep.
Carolyn Blackwood, Chief Working Officer, Warner Bros. Footage Group, and Richard Brener, President and Chief Inventive Officer, New Line Cinema, mentioned in a joint assertion:
All of us at New Line really feel a deep affinity for the extraordinary world J.R.R. Tolkien created, so the chance to dive again into Center-earth with the group at Warner Bros. Animation is a dream come true. Followers know Helm’s Deep because the stage for one of many biggest battles ever put to movie and, with most of the similar inventive visionaries concerned and the good Kenji Kamiyama on the helm, we couldn’t be extra excited to ship a recent imaginative and prescient of its historical past that may invite world audiences to expertise the wealthy, advanced saga of Center-earth in an exhilarating new method.
Animation work and voice casting are already within the works, with The Conflict of the Rohirrim being fast-tracked. This isn’t the one Tolkien-related challenge presently being produced, as Amazon can also be engaged on its Lord of the Rings sequence. The initiatives are unrelated, however one factor is obvious: audiences will probably be getting much more Center Earth sooner or later.