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NEWS: Kenji Kamiyama to Direct The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim Feature Film


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doubleO7



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:05 pm Reply with quote
Wow, this came out of nowhere. Could be really interesting.
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Ryuji-Dono



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:06 pm Reply with quote
And coming on the same day as Geekend which announced around 4 new Animes too. This must be quite the day to be an Anime fan.
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Cardcaptor Takato



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:07 pm Reply with quote
I love LOTR but this seems like an odd choice to adapt into anime. What happened to the rest of GITS SAC 2045?
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chronium



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:08 pm Reply with quote
I hope this turns out well.
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Ryuji-Dono



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:12 pm Reply with quote
Cardcaptor Takato wrote:
I love LOTR but this seems like an odd choice to adapt into anime. What happened to the rest of GITS SAC 2045?


The 2nd season could still be in development.
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:17 pm Reply with quote
A prequel that's not the Silmarillion? And why not get the Vinland Saga peeps, instead?
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WANNFH



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:38 pm Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
A prequel that's not the Silmarillion?
That's just because Amazon and New Line got rights only for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit - and not other Tolkien works. Even their live-action series supposed to be a prequel.
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And why not get the Vinland Saga peeps, instead?
Wit Studio? Probably the same deal why they resigned to make Attack on Titan continuation - they want to make more original-based works.
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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:08 pm Reply with quote
If you gave me 50 guesses across the entire legendarium I don't think I would have ever come up with someone doing an anime take on Helm Hammerhand of all people, but the fact that it's Kenji Kamiyama makes me very curious.
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Xe4



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:31 pm Reply with quote
I'm always open for more legendarium, animated or otherwise. Will definitely keep an eye on this.

Hope they got good CGI horse tech if it'll be centered around Rohan.
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Tuor_of_Gondolin



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:47 pm Reply with quote
This has potential. It has no direct ties to LotR. It involves intrigue and betrayal. Lots of people die in battle. And Helm is a certified (and perhaps certifiable) badass. So, it can possibly work, IMO, if they do it right. Also, the scale isn't too big in the sense that they won't need to spend a lot of time setting things up for the average viewer to understand what's going on.

I'm cautiously optimistic.
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Takkun4343



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:53 pm Reply with quote
Also worth noting is that Jason Demarco says he'll be co-producing, so this might wind up a Williams Street co-production.
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JoelBurger



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:57 pm Reply with quote
Between this and the Bright anime, very sad to see talented anime directors being thrown into the Hollywood grinder and told to make stuff other than what got them acclaim in the first place.
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MFrontier



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:00 pm Reply with quote
A Lord of the Rings anime could be...something. Especially with Kamiyama at the helm.
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Dovah



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:44 pm Reply with quote
This is so far out of left field that I don't know what to think. I am curious about who pitched this idea in the first place, and why now of all times?
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JoelBurger



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:46 pm Reply with quote
Dovah wrote:
This is so far out of left field that I don't know what to think. I am curious about who pitched this idea in the first place, and why now of all times?


Don't know about how Kamiyama got involved, but the timing isn't too surprising. Amazon is trying to milk LotR for all it's worth and spending ridiculous amounts of money to do it.
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