Lord of the Rings Gets Anime Directed by Ghost in the Shell: SAC's Kenji Kamiyama!

Ghost within the Shell: Stand Alone Advanced’s Kenji Kamiyama is about to direct an authentic anime movie set on this planet of The Lord of the Rings!

Titled The Lord of the Rings: The Battle of the Rohirrim, the movie can be a prequel exploring the blood-soaked backstory of Helm Hammerhand, ninth King of Rohan and the untold story of the fortress Helm’s Deep.

Joseph Chou ( Blade Runner: Black Lotus ) will produce the movie with a script by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews ( The Darkish Crystal: Age of Resistance ). Sola Leisure will deal with animation with New Line producing and Warner Bros. distributing. Philippa Boyens, a co-writer for Peter Jackson’s movie trilogy and The Hobbit, can also be on board as a marketing consultant.