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“Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim” Helm’s Deep Anime Coming

We can’t believe this is an actual, real thing we’ll get to see! A deep dive into “The Lord of the Rings” lore is coming in anime form, the story of Helm’s Deep and the War of the Rohirrim! The animated project is coming from Warner Bros. Animation and New Line Cinema.

Kenji Kamiyama (“Akira,” “Ghost In The Shell”) directs from a screenplay by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews (“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance“). Philippa Boyens, Oscar winner who co-wrote “The Lord of the Rings” feature films, is consulting.

Reportedly, this anime will be a companion piece to Peter Jackson‘s incredible “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy from New Line Cinema.

Sam Register, President of Warner Bros. Animation said in a press release: “This will be another epic portrayal of J.R.R. Tolkien’s world that has never been told before. We’re honored to partner with much of the incredible talent behind both film trilogies, along w/ new creative luminaries to tell this story.”

Cheif Operating Officer for Warner Bros. Pictures Carolyn Blackwood 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.”

“Twenty years after delivering the award-winning “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, based on the iconic books by J.R.R. Tolkien, New Line Cinema has partnered with Warner Bros. Animation to produce an original anime feature directed by acclaimed filmmaker Kenji Kamiyama that will plunge fans into a legendary battle that helped shape Middle-earth and set the stage for the epic adventures brought to life in “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy,” the statement continued.

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