An animated feature film that will tell the story of Helm’s Deep, 200 years before the events of The Hobbit…
While the series Rings of Power will be released on Prime Video next September, the world of Lord of the Rings will continue to expand, at the cinema, with a new film. An animated feature produced by Warner Bros. and confirmed today, for a theatrical release on April 12, 2024.
The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim will take place two centuries before the events recounted in Tolkien’s books, in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It will explore the exploits of Helm Hammerhand or Helm Main-Marteau, this king of Rohan, who repelled the greatest invasion of Men in the Land of Dun, notably by creating the famous Gouffre de Helm, this impregnable fortress where The Two Towers.
‘Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’ Anime Feature Set for April 2024 Release by Warner Bros. (EXCLUSIVE) https://t.co/3fAyVcMz6B
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Announced in June 2021, The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim is confirmed today with this first preview posted by Variety. We understand that it will be in the continuity of the two trilogies of Peter Jackson. And that’s why Philippa Boyens – who co-wrote the original films of the Lord of the Rings alongside Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh – will serve as a consultant to maintain this continuity.
The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim will be directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) and written by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance).
Warner Bros. recall in passing that The Rohirrim War will be totally separate from the Amazon series The Rings of Powerwhich will take place millennia before.