Last night, Amazon Prime released the first trailer for their TV series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, set thousands of years before the events of JRR Tolkien’s trilogy. And now Warner Bros have announced when their next movie in the franchise, which is totally separate from the latter, will debut. The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim is an upcoming anime movie set around 200 years before The Hobbit.
Lord of the Rings’ Oscar-winning makeup and visual effects wizard Richard Taylor is also working on The War of the Rohirrim, alongside Tolkien illustrator John Howe.
Boyens said: “I’m in awe of the creative talent who have come together to bring this epic, heart-pounding story to life, from the mastery of Kenji Kamiyama to a truly stellar cast [which is soon to be announced].”
Warner Bros’s Toby Emmerich said: “The Lord of the Rings films took Tolkien’s masterwork to new cinematic heights and inspired a generation, It’s a gift to be able to revisit Middle-earth with many of the same creative visionaries and the talented Kenji Kamiyama at the helm. This will be an epic portrayal unlike anything audiences have ever seen.”
The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim is set to be released on April 12, 2024.