The new production, Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, will be developed by New Line in collaboration with Warner Animation. Sola Entertainment studio is also to work on the picture. The movie will be in the style of Japanese anime.
The directing was entrusted to Kenji Kamiyama, who has his achievements, among others, such productions as Blade Runner: Black Lotus and several adaptations of the manga Ghost in the Shell . The screenplay will be written by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews, and produced by Joseph Chou. Philippa Boyens was hired as a consultant, who co-wrote the script for The Return of the King . It is not known whether Peter Jackson or Fran Walsh will be involved in the project in any way. Casting for the movie has reportedly started.
As for the plot itself, it will be based on one of the additions to the Tolkien trilogy. The action is to be set 250 years before the main events of The Lord of the Rings and tell about the reign of the ninth king of Rohan – Helm of Ironhand. The production will bring the history of Helm’s Jar and one of the legendary battles that shaped Middle-earth.
The expected release date of the film has not been announced yet.