New Line Cinema have announced that a new, feature length animated movie set in Middle Earth is in production. The movie will be put together by Warner Bros Animation. Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance creators Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews will be writing the script and it will be directed by Kenji Kamiyama, who also brought us the award-winning anime, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and the critically acclaimed Napping Princess.
The feature will be called The War of the Rohirrim, and will be set roughly 250 years before events of Lord of The Rings. It will explore the war-torn history of Helm’s Deep and promises to be a spectacular and bloody feast for fans of fantasy and anime alike. The story will draw upon some of the deeper lore from Tolkien’s writing. Screenwriter Philippa Boyens, who worked on Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film trilogies is to be a consultant on the project.
As yet, no voice actors have been cast for any of the roles, but given the high number of American voice actors who are card carrying fantasy fans, it’s likely that this will feature a stellar cast.