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The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim

The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim

“The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim” is an upcoming animated fantasy film directed by Kenji Kamiyama from a screenplay by Phoebe Gittins and Arty Papageorgiou. The story is based on a narrative found in the appendices of J. R. R. Tolkien’s iconic novel, “The Lord of the Rings.” Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and New Line Cinema, with animation production by Sola Entertainment, this film serves as a prequel set 261 years before the events depicted in the 2002 film “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.”

Plot Summary
The film delves into the legendary tale of Helm Hammerhand, a renowned King of Rohan, portrayed by Brian Cox. Additionally, Miranda Otto reprises her role as Éowyn from the live-action “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy.

Development
Announced in June 2021, the project brought together a talented team including Kamiyama, consultant Philippa Boyens (co-writer of “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy), and initial writers Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews. Drawing visual inspiration from the live-action films, animation work commenced, with Gittins and Papageorgiou refining the script by February 2022.

Release
“The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim” is scheduled for release in the United States on December 13, 2024, by Warner Bros. Pictures. With anticipation building, fans eagerly await the opportunity to delve deeper into the rich lore of Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

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