“Lord of The Rings” is Expanding its Universe with an Anime Feature.


Warner Brothers is teaming up with New Line Cinema to give a theatrical anime treatment to the story behind Helm’s Deep in The Lord of The Rings Trilogy.

The original anime theatrical feature will be titled The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim. This stand-alone feature will depict the bloody saga behind Helm’s Deep, the fortress depicted in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and the man in whose honor it’s named: Helm Hammerhand. He is the legendary King of Rohan, who spent much of his reign locked in a prolonged and costly war.

The film is being helmed by veteran anime filmmaker Kenji Kamiyama, who recently completed Netflix’s Ultraman anime series. The screenplay is being handled by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance). The current plan is for the feature to recieve a full theatrical release. Let us know your thoughts. Between this feature and the upcoming Lord of The Rings series set for Amazon, the world of Middle Earth is rapidly expanding.

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