Veteran animation filmmaker Kenji Kamiyama will direct the film from a script by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews.
New Line Cinema has partnered with Warner Bros. Animation to produce an original anime set in the fantasy world of Tolkien.
Titled The Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim, the standalone feature film will be directed by Kenji Kamiyama, an anime veteran who directed the last TV series Ghost in the Shell: Self-contained complex.
It takes place approximately 250 years before the events of “The Fellowship of the Ring” and follows the story of Helm Hammerhand.
Kenji Kamiyama will be joined by screenwriters Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews who will document the battle for Helm’s Deep, the fortress of the 2002 film, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
The new animated film will also explore the story of the King of Rohan, Helm Hammerhand.
In a statement, Carolyn Blackwood, COO of Warner Bros. Pictures, and New Line President and CCO Richard Brener said: -earth with the Warner Bros. team. Animation is a dream come true. Fans know Helm’s Deep as the setting for one of the greatest battles ever to be 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 deliver a new take on his. story that will invite the global audience to experience the rich and complex saga of Middle-earth in an exciting new way. “
Sam Register, President of Warner Bros. Animation, added, “This will be yet another epic portrayal of JRR Tolkien’s world that has never been told before. We are honored to partner with much of the incredible talent behind the two film trilogies, as well as new creative personalities to tell this story. ”
Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute the project worldwide.