Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema have struck a deal with Embracer Group for the filming of a number of movies within the “Lord of the Rings” franchise. According to Deadline, the creators are currently working on an original anime called “The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim,” which takes place 183 years before the events of “The Lord of the Rings.” The film, which tells the story of Helm Hammerhand’s house, is set to be released on April 12, 2024.
“Working with our partners at New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures, we plan to honor the past, look to the future, and adhere to the highest levels of quality and production values,” said Lee Ginchard, CEO of Freemode, Embracer Group’s division.
Over the years, New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. have produced six iconic films based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s universe. In the summer of 2022, Embracer Group made its biggest deal by acquiring Middle-Earth Enterprises. Thus, the holding company obtained the rights to “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit.”
Earlier, Lego announced the largest set based on “The Lord of the Rings.”