The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim

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https://deadline.com/2021/06/lord-of-th ... 234773024/

Quote: "The J.R.R. Tolkien franchise is heading back to the big screen in a fresh New Line and Warner Animation anime title The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim. I’m told that the Oscar-winning feature architects Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh are not involved with the project as we speak, but that will be determined down the road. Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings: Return of the King scribe Philippa Boyens will be a consultant on the new project directed by Kenji Kamiyama. The pic is being fast-tracked with animation work done by Sola Entertainment. Voice casting is currently underway. Pic will be distributed around the globe by Warner Bros. Pictures.

The War of the Rohirrim focuses on a character from the book’s appendix, the mighty King of Rohan, Helm Hammerhand, and a legendary battle which helped shaped Middle-earth heading into LOTR. The anime pic will expand the untold story behind the fortress of Helm’s Deep, delving into the life and bloodsoaked times of Hammerhand. Overall, the movie is a companion piece to New Line’s LOTR trilogy and is set roughly 250 years before that movie during the third age (Note Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings mini-series is set during the second age)."
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Wow! Did not see that coming
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And don't see me going. :D
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:rofl:
Frelga wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:50 pm And don't see me going. :D
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Hey, I'll watch it!
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I haven't been to the movies in years. I'll wait and see how the LOTRwebiverse feels about it, then if the Group Consensus is largely positive, buy the DVD release.
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I just don't see how it's Tolkien. There's barely an idea of a story in the appendices, it's going to be as much Tolkien as Tolkien is Kalevala.
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Actually, of anything in the appendices, Helm's story is the most fleshed out (other than Aragorn's).
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Hm
Are you saying that just because I don't remember it doesn't mean it doesn't exist? Seems fake. =:)
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Voronwë the Faithful wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:00 pm Actually, of anything in the appendices, Helm's story is the most fleshed out (other than Aragorn's).
That's interesting, I don't remember much about it either. But then, I actually don't remember the last time I even glanced through the appendices so, that is entirely on me that I don't.

I was thinking that perhaps the Rohirrim seemed a "safer" route to explore as people won't have the same attachment to some of their history as they might any of our main characters' histories, or even a Hobbit-centric show. It could have felt more neutral.

But it does make a lot more sense if there is just more information available on it.
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I'll see it.
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https://variety.com/2022/film/news/lord ... 235181646/
“The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim” — the original anime feature from New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Animation — is set for release on April 12, 2024 from Warner Bros. Pictures, Variety can report exclusively.
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Oliphaunts at Helm’s Deep???
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Thats Edoras, but yeah, your point still holds!
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‘The Lord Of The Rings: The War Of The Rohirrim’: Anime Voice Cast Counts Brian Cox, Gaia Wise, Miranda Otto & More

Miranda Otto will apparently reprise her role as Éowyn and serve as the narrator of the film. Of perhaps most interest is this:
The team of creative collaborators returning from The Lord of the Rings trilogy also includes Oscar winners Alan Lee and Richard Taylor, along with Tolkien illustrator John Howe.
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Encouraging news! I like the newly released piece of concept art as well.

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