The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, a new anime film from New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Animation, has been revealed.
The new anime will focus on the history of Helm’s Deep and serve as a storey to explore the King of Rohan, Helm Hammerhand, and the once-impenetrable fortress that served as the final battle during Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. It will be directed by filmmaker Kenji Kamiyama, who previously worked on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.
The Battle of Helms Deep was one of the most memorable cinematic moments, with Rohan’s soldiers and Lothlórien’s elves standing together in their final battle against Saruman’s armies of Uruk-hai. The horn of Helm Hammerhand was mentioned before King Theoden and the fellowship rode out to confront their adversaries on the battlefield.
War of the Rohirrim will be animated by Sola Entertainment and will be regarded an independent storey, despite the fact that it will serve as a companion piece to Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. The anime is one of many Lord of the Rings projects in the works, including Amazon’s widely anticipated Lord of the Rings TV series
No release date has been announced as of yet.