Coming Soon: The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim

One of the most liked fantasy series in the world with a reputation preceding itself is coming as an anime film. The animated movie is being fast-tracked for theatrical release soon. The announcement comes from Warner Bros. Animation and New Line Cinema, with plans for global distribution by Warner Bros. Pictures. The joint project between the two companies looks to bring Middle Earth anime to being. It will be titled The Lord of the Rings: The War of Rohirrim, and it will be set in a similar timeline to Peter Jackson’s films. Two decades after giving us the award-winning “The Lord of the Rings” Trilogy, based on the legendary books by J.R.R. Tolkien, the two companies look to produce an original anime feature directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Kenji Kamiyama. The anime film will plunge fans into the iconic battle that helped shape Middle-earth and set the stage for legendary adventures brought to life in the original film trilogy.

The anime will act as a prequel to the story found in Jackson’s films, so the fans can expect to explore the world of Helm’s Deep. This implies that the King of Rohan will come into complete focus as fans come face to face with Helm Hammerhand on screen. Fans already feel a deep connection with the magical world J.R.R. Tolkien constructed, so the chance to dive back into Middle-earth with the great team is a dream come true.

Fans are already aware that Helm’s Deep is the stage for one of the mightiest battles ever experienced in film. With numerous similar creative visionaries involved and with the legendary Kenji Kamiyama at the driver’s seat, fans couldn’t expect to be more thrilled with the new vision of its history. The film will provide a unique experience of the rich and complex saga of Middle-earth. It will dive into the life and blood-soaked era of Middle-earth’s most iconic figures, the might king of Rohan, Helm Hammerhand, after whose name the stage is named.

One might think Hammerhand had an excellent hammer, but in Tolkien’s book, he got the name after punching a fellow so hard that he died. The anime film will be made with story and artistic elements woven throughout that will connect fans to Middle-earth’s excitement and cinematic magic. It will be another epic portrayal of J.R.R. Tolkien’s world that has never been revealed before. No casting has been announced for the animated movie yet, but fans can expect to be blown away.