The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim, the anime to accompany Peter Jackson’s trilogy, is scheduled for release on April 12, 2024. Variety was the first to report.
The standalone film, which will contain story and artistic elements that may be familiar to fans of Jackson’s series, will focus on the King of Rohan and, according to a 2021 release, “expand the untold story behind Helm’s Fortress. Deep, delving into the life and bloody times of one of Middle-earth’s most legendary figures: the mighty King of Rohan – Helm Hammerhand.” Last year, Warner Bros. reported that the Kenji Kamiyama-directed film (Ghost in the Shell) was “fast-tracked” for theatrical release.
“All of us at New Line feel a deep affinity for the extraordinary world created by JRR Tolkien, so the opportunity to step back into Middle-earth with the team at Warner Bros. Animation is a dream come true,” the bosses said. of New Line, Carolyn Blackwood and said Richard Brener. “Fans know Helm’s Deep as the setting for one of the greatest battles ever filmed and, with many of the same creative visionaries involved and the brilliant Kenji Kamiyama at the helm, we couldn’t be more excited to bring a new take on its history that will invite global audiences to experience the rich and complex saga of Middle-earth in an exciting new way.”
This news follows Amazon Prime’s first Lord of the Rings trailer: Rings of Power debuted during the Super Bowl. Rings of Power, set millennia before Jackson’s trilogy and this anime, will premiere on Amazon Prime on September 2. information and previews of never-before-seen moments in the LoTR canon.