Warner Bros. Announces Plans For Lord Of The Rings Prequel

Warner Bros. Announces Plans For Lord Of The Rings Prequel


Warner Bros. just made an announcement sure to have “Lord of the Rings” fans rejoicing — a prequel to Peter Jackson’s original three movies titled “The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim” is now in production.

The standalone anime film will be directed by Kenji Kamiyama (“Blade Runner: Black Lotus” and “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex”) and will, according to a studio press release, “[explore] and [expand] the untold story behind the fortress of Helm’s Deep, delving into the life and bloodsoaked times of one of Middle-earth’s most legendary figures; the mighty King of Rohan – Helm Hammerhand.”  

Even better for Tolkien devotees, Daily Wire sources inside the studio say the project is being fast tracked for a quick big screen release, and Phillipa Boyens, co-writer for Jackson’s trilogy, is on board as a consultant.

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According to the release, the story takes place around 250 years before Gandalf tasks Frodo with carrying the ring to Mordor. It

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