Lord of the Rings franchise will make a comeback to theaters. Anime produced by Warner Bros. Animation and New Line Cinema stand-alone, the Lord of the Rings: A War for Rohirrim will premiere on April 12, 2024 in cinemas.
Rohirrim, which was initially unveiled in June, delves into the story of the fortress of Helm’s Deep. Set hundreds of years before the film, long fight-packed scenes at the stronghold took place in the film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, which was directed by Peter Jackson a. The anime film will also take place during the bloodthirsty reign of Helm Hammerhand, the great ruler of the Rohanids. Kenji Kamiyama, the director of Blade Runner: Black Lotus and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, will be in charge of the project’s direction. The screenplay for Rohirrim was penned by Phoebe Gittins and Arty Papageorgiou, and it is based on a narrative written by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews, who are best known for their work on Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, directed by Peter Jackson, was released by New Line Cinema two decades ago. Return of the King, Jackson’s third film, received the Academy Award for best picture, one of a total of 17 awards for the trilogy. In their first release, the three films grossed a combined $2.9 billion, and Jackson is set to return to helm a prequel trilogy based on The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien’s work The Hobbit.
The film is executive produced by Philippa Boyens, who authored The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit alongside Jackson and Fran Walsh. Joseph Chou is directing and producing. Animation production has been on the way at Sola Entertainment, the firm that just completed work on the Blade Runner: Black Lotus prequel, since last year. According to Warner Bros., a voice cast for the Lord of the Rings cinematic stand-alone will be unveiled in the coming weeks.
Following the announcement, Amazon published the teaser for an unrelated project, their television prequel Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Rings of Power, which is being promoted as the most-costly television show ever filmed with a $1 billion budget.