Considered as one of the most popular fantasy film franchises in the world, The Lord of the Rings adds another film to their roster as after two decades of hiatus, it returns with a new film titled The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim based on the books of J.R.R. Tolkien as announced by Warner Bros. Animation and New Line Cinema.
An announcement was made by Warner Bros. Animation and New Line Cinema through a joint statement that a new adventure in the Middle-Earth awaits the fans as the franchise comes back to the big screen with The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim, and will be within the same timeline as that of the films of Peter Jackson with a twist added as it will be an animated feature film.
In the statement released, both Warner Bros. and New Line excitedly announced that an untold story of the world of Tolkien will be arriving and it will be under the direction of Kenji Kamiyama.
Chief Operating Officer of Warner Bros. Carolyn Blakwood and New Line Cinema President Richard Brenner said in their joint statement, “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.”
Kenji Kamiyama is a veteran filmmaker known for Blade Runner: Black Lotus and the TV series of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. His touch on the new film of the franchise will surely be an epic addition as the film would be telling the journey of the legendary battle setting up Middle-earth and 250 years prior the events in the original trilogy focusing on the backstory of Helm’s Deep.
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Recently, The Lord of the Rings franchise has been in the talks as Amazon takes the title in for a series and the such has been making quite a noise as fans are excited as to how the TV show would turn out and when will it be released. Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien are wondering as well whether there would be a film for his other famous books such as The Silmarillon.
The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim has no release date yet.