Kenji Kamiyama to Direct Upcoming The Lord of the Rings Anime Film

The Lord of the Rings The Ward of the Rohirrim

It was announced late last week that Production I.G.’s own Kenji Kamiyama will be directing the upcoming animated film The Lord of the Rings The War of the Rohirrim.

Kenji Kamiyama

The story of The Lord of the Rings The Ward of the Rohirrim will delve deeper into the story of the bloody battle in Helm’s Deep which was depicted in The Two Towers. The story is also said to be an integral part of the story for Tolkien’sThe Lord of the Rings. The script is being created by The Dark Crystal: The Age Of Resistance writers Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews.

Joseph Chou will be on the producer’s seat for the production and even more awesome, Philippa Boyens, a member of the original trilogy screenwriting team, is on board as a consultant. Needless to say, there is a star-studded team on board.

As of the time of this writing, there is no scheduled release date, but seeing that they’re already making announcements about the staff, I would be surprised if we didn’t see a release of the film sometime in 2022.

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