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