Today, Deadline announced that the original Ghost in the Shell anime director Kenji Kamiyama has partnered with New Line Cinema to develop a Lord of the Rings anime. The feature film will be titled War of the Rohirrim and follow Rohan’s great king Helm Hammerhand building Helm’s Deep. The project is being fast-tracked by the studio with the animation team at Sola Entertainment.
The film will bring back Return of the King co-scribe Philippa Boyens to consult on the film. It’s expected to be a prequel to Peter Jackson’s live-action saga. It’s unknown, however, if Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh will also help on the project, but it’s still a possibility. The voice cast will be revealed at a later date.
Lord of the Rings: War of the Rohirrim has no set release date