“The Lord of the Rings”, animated

LOS ANGELES (EFE) .- The universe “The Lord of the Rings” will return to theaters with an animated film titled “The War of the Rohirim” and serve as a sequel to the original trilogy, Warner Bros.

The film will have an anime format and its premiere will coincide with a series based on the same franchise that Spanish JA Bayona is producing for Amazon Studios, although they are completely independent projects.

The film’s plot begins several hundred years before JRR Tolkien’s stories and has a direct connection to the second installment, “The Two Towers” (2002), as it will tell the story of Fort Helms Deep, where the main battle of the film takes place.

Philip Boynes, screenwriter of the three original “The Lord of the Rings” films, will return to work on this film, which will be directed by Japanese director Kenji Kamiyama (“Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society”).

“Fans know that Helms Deep was the scene of one of the biggest battles ever filmed and with the many creatives involved and the brilliant Kenji Kamiyama, we are excited to give this story a facelift,” said the studio. . This is a statement.

After the premiere of “The Hobbit”, it would not be the only project taken from the saga. The series on the world of “The Lord of the Rings”, produced by Bayona for Amazon, will be set “thousands of years ago” in the events described in “The Hobbit” and the story of JRR Tolkien and will have a budget of $465 million for its first season. .

“All I can say is that Amazon is going to spend $465 million a season,” said Stuart Nash, the tourism minister of New Zealand, the country where the project will be shot.

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