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The War of the Rohirrim: The New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Movie Explained

“The horn of Helm Hammerhand will sound in the deep one last time,” King Theoden of Rohan ominously spoke during the climax of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. And we’ll finally know the meaning of that prophecy with New Line and Warner Bros. Animation’s upcoming animated film The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, which will tell the story behind the fortress of Helm’s Deep. But who are the Rohirrim? What was the war they fought? And what kind of name is Helm Hammerhand? Thanks ...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Features, Britain, New Line, Anime, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Beowulf, Warner Brothers, Anglo Saxon, J R R Tolkien, Rohan, Gandalf, Aragorn, Helm

Lord of the Rings Returns to Helm’s Deep for an Anime Film About the King of Rohan

While Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series has been a hot topic for conversation for some time, the future of J.R.R. Tolkien’s franchise has never been bound to just one new project. Get ready for something big: an anime film set in Rohan called The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Films, Warner Bros, Peter Jackson, Jrr Tolkien, Tolkien, The Lord Of The Rings, Rohan, Ultraman, New Line Cinema, Will Matthews, Sam Register, Philippa Boyens, Kenji Kamiyama, The Dark Crystal

‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’ Anime Film Will Be a Companion Piece to the ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy

The Lord of the Rings saga will continue with the standalone anime film The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim. New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Animation are teaming for the new feature, which explores the untold story behind the fortress of Helm’s Deep. The film will also be a companion piece to New Line’s Lord of the Rings trilogy from director Peter Jackson. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a monumental achievement in cinema – a sweeping, truly epic saga that won oodles of Oscars...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Fantasy, Animation, New Line, Anime, Peter Jackson, Shell, Warner Brothers, J R R Tolkien, Warner Bros Pictures, Rohan, Warner Bros Animation, Sam Register, Philippa Boyens, The-Lord-of-the-Rings

The Nerd's Watch: Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Streaming in June

Though movie theaters are starting to allow patrons these days, the safer option remains streaming. Those who choose to stay home and stream are constantly rewarded with so much new content it’s mind-boggling. At the start of each month, most streamers—Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney+, and HBO Max—do a little shuffle,…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Robert Downey Jr, Films, Stephen King, Tim Burton, Netflix, Nicole Kidman, Jeff Daniels, Nbcuniversal, Harry Potter, Johnny Depp, The Dark Knight, Sherlock Holmes, Steve Carell, Errol Flynn

Cool Stuff: Ann Bembi’s Hyper-Detailed ‘Lord of the Rings’ Prints Are Absolutely Gorgeous

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first chapter of Peter Jackson‘s The Lord of the Rings trilogy coming to theaters and kicking off one of the most spectacular motion picture events of all time. To help celebrate the occasion, artist Ann Bembi has created a batch of beautiful prints for Bottleneck Gallery that showcase some of the characters from across the entire film series. These are hyper-detailed, absolutely stunning pieces of work, and they’re limited edition, so you’ll want to ...
Tags: Art, Movies, Fantasy, Sequels, Hand, New Line, Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson, Ian Mckellen, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Cool Stuff, Gollum, Frodo, Lord-of-the-Rings, The-Lord-of-the-Rings, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Army of The Dead's Most Disturbing Zombie Is Also Its Most Tragic

Though there are no in-universe connections between the worlds of Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead and the director’s Dawn of the Dead from 2004, one of the Netflix zombie movie’s more interesting plot points feels like a purposeful callback to the earlier film’s most disturbing scene.
Tags: Science, Fiction, Zombies, Netflix, Peter Jackson, Dawn, Zombie, Zack Snyder, Scott Ward, Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Speculative Fiction, Braindead, Mr Carey, Nick Lyons, Colm McCarthy

The Beatles: Get Back: Release Date And Other Quick Things About The Peter Jackson Documentary

Everything you need to know about Peter Jackson's promising documentary film about The Beatles' final days.
Tags: Religion, Peter Jackson

Blockbusters are back: The summer movie season is packed with big theatrical releases and streamers

How things have changed. In 2018 and ’19, the April releases of “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame,” respectively, kicked off the summer movie seasons before the weather was even thinking of heating up in some places. We all know what happened in 2020: The novel coronavirus pandemic caused theaters to close and studios to push back myriad releases, many of them likely blockbusters. And while things are looking up, we’re not back to normal. For years, the first big movie of the summe...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Texas, Movies, Salma Hayek, Nbc, Dwayne Johnson, Aretha Franklin, Disney, America, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Bob Dylan

‘Record of Lodoss War’ is an Epic Anime Version of a Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

(Welcome to Ani-time Ani-where, a regular column dedicated to helping the uninitiated understand and appreciate the world of anime.) We don’t see nearly enough fantasy in anime. Sure, there are countless isekai shows where someone gets reincarnated in a fantasy JRPG, but there’s not a lot in terms of pure high-fantasy epics like Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings. Except, there already was a definitive high-fantasy epic a decade before Peter Jackson debuted his seminal trilogy — Record of Lod...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Features, Netflix, Anime, Peter Jackson, Zelda, Ralph Bakshi, Hunter, Ani, Karla, PARN, Record of Lodoss War, Featured Stories Sidebar, Yutaka Izubuchi, Lodoss

‘Lord of the Rings: Return of the King’ Sets China Re-Release for May

Peter Jackson’s “The Return of the King,” the third film in his classic “Lord of the Rings” trilogy,” will hit China on May 14 in remastered 4K. The first two films of the trilogy are already in theaters, having debuted April 16 and April 23, respectively. So far, “The Fellowship of the Ring” has earned […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Return Of The King

Peacock May 2021 Movie & TV Titles Announced

The schedule for the movie and TV titles coming to NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock in May 2021 has been revealed, which you can now check out below! This includes the series debut of Emmy-winning producer Tina Fey’s newest comedy series titled Girls5eva, which features Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Busy Phillips and Paula Pell. The first three Matt Damon-led Jason Bourne films will be available for streaming next month, along with Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings prequel fil...
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, Matt Damon, The Hobbit, World, TV News, Streaming, Miami, Tina Fey, Martin Freeman, Rob, Peter Jackson, Ian Mckellen, Superhero, Wwe

Weird Movie of the Week: The Astrologer

Last time on Weird Movie of the Week, we covered a tender tale of voluptuous androids and space cops. This time, we’re going to watch the Citizen Kane of Astrologer movies. When I was in college, one of my roommates had discovered this list of the weirdest (or maybe grossest) movies of all time on the internet. The details are fuzzy and I have never been able to track down that original list, but we had great fun making our way through it. It’s where we discovered things like Alejandro Jodoro...
Tags: Movies, Brazil, Kenya, Philadelphia, Peter Jackson, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Moody Blues, Tommy Wiseau, El Topo, Weird Movie of the Week, Citizen Kane of Astrologer, TLA Video Stores, Craig Denney

‘Indiana Jones 5’ Casts ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and ‘King Kong’ Actor Thomas Kretschmann

Thomas Kretschmann, the German actor who played Baron Wolfgang von Strucker in Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age of Ultron, is the latest actor to join the Indiana Jones 5 cast. Harrison Ford is back wearing the fedora and wielding the whip one last time, and he’ll be joined by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, Hannibal) with John Williams providing the score and James Mangold (Logan) sitting in the director’s chair for the first time in the history of the franchise....
Tags: Movies, Casting, Ferrari, Ford, Sequels, Harrison Ford, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Peter Jackson, Indiana Jones, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, Captain America, King Kong, Jez, Ultron

‘Lord of the Rings’ Dominated by ‘Detective Conan’ in China Opening Weekend

Japanese animation “Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet” led both “Godzilla vs. Kong” and the debut of the 4K remastered “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” this weekend at the China box office. Although the “Fellowship” re-release should have been a headlining event, the film’s roll-out was bungled when Chinese authorities left just […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Conan, Box Office, Peter Jackson, Sister, The Lord Of The Rings, The Fellowship Of The Ring, Detective Conan, Godzilla vs. Kong

Amazon has cancelled its 'Lord of the Rings' multiplayer video game

"The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." New Line Cinema Amazon's "The Lord of the Rings" video game has been cancelled, Bloomberg reported. The free-to-play game had been under development with a Chinese partner. It was "disappointed that we won't be bringing this game to customers," Amazon told Bloomberg. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon Games has cancelled its "The Lord of the Rings" video game, Bloomberg reported. The game was originally announce...
Tags: Amazon, Gaming, Games, Trends, Tech, Bloomberg, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Tencent Holdings, Frodo Baggins, Amazon Games, Tech Insider, Leyou Technologies Holdings, Kevin Shalvey, Weekend BI UK

China’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Re-Release Rollout Marred By Chaos, Refunds

Chinese audiences have gotten used to hearing at the last minute that a film won’t be screened for “technical reasons,” and know that the phrase is usually a euphemism for state censorship. It came as a real surprise to many that they were, for once, unable to watch a film for actual technical reasons this […]
Tags: Asia, News, China, Global, Box Office, China Film Group, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Fellowship of the Rings

‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series Budget is $465 Million for Season One Alone

It was previously reported that the Amazon Lord of the Rings TV series was going to cost somewhere around $500 million for multiple seasons. It turns out that figure was incorrect, because a new report reveals that Amazon is set to spend $465 million for one season alone. That means the budget for the highly anticipated series is going to get even bigger in seasons to come. So whatever you do, please don’t alert the dragon Smaug, because that son of a bitch loves gold and he might come down fro...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Fantasy, New Zealand, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Nz, J R R Tolkien, Lindon, Stuart Nash, Misty Mountains, The-Lord-of-the-Rings, Numenor, The Lord of the Rings TV Series

The Lord Of The Rings Sketchbook ( Alan Lee ) Review

This stunning hardcover volume showcases the sketches of Alan Lee, the Oscar-winning conceptual designer for the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, with some 150 pieces of art work including 20 full-color plates and numerous examples of the conceptual art produced for Peter Jackson’s film adaptation. You might be wondering why I am only now reviewing an art book for a film franchise that was released some 2 decades ago in 2001; the book was published before my book reviewing days and with a lo...
Tags: Amazon, Anime, Peter Jackson, Mike Mignola, Amazon De, Alan Lee, Amazon JP, Rings Sketchbook Alan Lee Review, Alan Lee the Oscar, Sketchbook Alan Lee, Sketchbook Alan Lee Review

A Long-Lost Soviet Adaptation of The Lord of the Rings Resurfaces on YouTube–and Tolkien Fans Rejoice (1991)

When Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring came out in 2001, it heralded a cinematic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy that would, at long last, possess scale, production value, and sheer ambition enough to do justice to the original novels. This set it somewhat apart from the version of The Fellowship of the Ring that had aired just ten years before on Leningrad Television — and hasn’t been seen since, at least until its recent upload (in two parts) to Youtub...
Tags: Google, Television, Youtube, College, Literature, Jackson, Shakespeare, Seoul, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Peter Greenaway, Soviet Union, Facebook Twitter, Prospero, J R R Tolkien, Tom Bombadil

Gandalf the red: confusing and cheap, but Soviet Lord of the Rings is curiously charming

Could this ramshackle 1991 Russian adaptation of The Fellowship of the Ring be the best adaptation of Tolkien’s work?People used to say that The Lord of the Rings was unfilmable. The scale of Tolkien’s books, the sprawl of them, their unyielding density, made it almost impossible to compress them into a more simplistic form for the screen. Of course, Peter Jackson proved this theory wrong in 2001. But now it turns out that Leningrad Television proved it wrong a full decade earlier.This weekend w...
Tags: Television, Youtube, Russia, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Jrr Tolkien, Tolkien, Gandalf, Science fiction and fantasy films, Khraniteli, Leningrad Television

Daily Podcast: Best Food Movies, Movie-Based Book Recommendations, What Happened on the Justice League Set, and More

On the April 6, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and TV news and answer some listener questions in the mailbag. Opening Banter :    In The News: HT: ‘Justice League’ Clash: Joss Whedon Reportedly Threatened Gal Gadot’s Career, Ray Fisher Shares Troubling Cyborg Changes During Reshoots   In The Mailbag: What are some of...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Movies, Sweden, Netflix, Hitler, Peter Jackson, Joss Whedon, Matthew, Chris, Bay Area, Gal Gadot, Green Bay, Andreas, Ben Pearson, Evangelista

Lost Soviet ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Movie Resurfaces on YouTube

In 1991, a Lord of the Rings TV adaptation titled Khraniteli aired on Soviet television. By all accounts, it’s the only Lord of the Rings adaptation made in the Soviet Union – and it was also thought to be lost forever. However, much like the One Ring itself, the Soviet Lord of the Rings TV movie has resurfaced – on YouTube. It’s a charmingly low-budgeted affair, looking more like a TV game show than a J. R. R. Tolkien adaptation, and you can watch it in full below. Soviet Lord of the Rings...
Tags: Movies, Youtube, Fantasy, Adaptation, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Soviet Union, Gollum, Tom Bombadil, Lord-of-the-Rings, Foreign Language, Khraniteli, Rings TV Movie Part, Leningrad Television, Andrei Romanov

Godzilla and Kong Keep Growing. But They're No Match for Physics (slashdot)

Both monsters have grown in size over the years, and they reach new heights in Godzilla vs. Kong. But could they ever exist in real life? From a report: The last time the pair squared off, in the 1962 Japanese stop-motion release King Kong vs. Godzilla, Kong was 148 feet tall, compared to just 25ft tall in Peter Jackson's 2005 film King Kong, according to online estimates. In 2017's Kong: Skull Island, the great primate was around 104ft; almost four times smaller than the current iteration of Go...
Tags: News, Godzilla, Peter Jackson, Skull Island, Imperial College London, Kong, David Labonte, Labonte, King Kong, Msmash, Godzilla Kong, James Rosindell, Imperial College Labonte

Godzilla and Kong Keep Growing. But They're No Match for Physics

Both monsters have grown in size over the years, and they reach new heights in Godzilla vs. Kong. But could they ever exist in real life? From a report: The last time the pair squared off, in the 1962 Japanese stop-motion release King Kong vs. Godzilla, Kong was 148 feet tall, compared to just 25ft tall in Peter Jackson's 2005 film King Kong, according to online estimates. In 2017's Kong: Skull Island, the great primate was around 104ft; almost four times smaller than the current iteration of Go...
Tags: Tech, Godzilla, Peter Jackson, Skull Island, Imperial College London, Kong, David Labonte, Labonte, King Kong, Godzilla Kong, James Rosindell, Imperial College Labonte

How the Original ‘King Kong’ Influenced ‘Godzilla’ (And How Lesser-Known Dino Movies Influenced Them Both)

When Godzilla vs. Kong roars onto HBO Max and storms into U.S. theaters on March 31,   it will mark the first full-fledged crossover in the seven-year cycle of shared-universe monster movies from Legendary Pictures. The current MonsterVerse is young, but for its giant denizens, it’s merely the latest chapter in the history of two long-running, closely intertwined film franchises. Both Godzilla and Kong lay claim to the title of “king,” which puts them immediately at odds, and it wouldn’t be a f...
Tags: Japan, New York, Hollywood, London, Movies, Features, San Diego, Manhattan, Jurassic Park, Tokyo, Toho, Arthur Conan Doyle, Godzilla, Pacific, Peter Jackson, Skull Island

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Director Adam Wingard on That Neon Action Scene, Bringing Out Emotion in the Monsters, and More [Interview]

While beating each other to a pulp, Godzilla and King Kong – two titans who find themselves at odds with each other in the new Legendary/Warner Bros. MonsterVerse movie Godzilla vs. Kong – roar directly in each other’s faces. It’s a moment that makes director Adam Wingard (You’re Next, The Guest, Blair Witch) “ teary-eyed,” though he acknowledges it’s an odd moment in the film to get emotional. Still, “every time I watch it, I’m like, ‘This is what it’s all about,'” he told us in a recent inter...
Tags: Hong Kong, Hollywood, Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Features, Sequels, Warner Bros, Godzilla, Terry, Peter Jackson, Legendary Pictures, Mary, Travolta, Kong, Gareth Edwards

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Director Adam Wingard Was Once Hand-Picked By Peter Jackson to Make a Sequel to 2005’s ‘King Kong’

After his Oscar-winning success with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, director Peter Jackson rolled right into one of his long-time passion projects: directing a remake of King Kong. That 2005 film made more than $562 million worldwide, which ultimately wasn’t quite enough to justify a sequel. But before the notion of a sequel was scrapped, one was actually in development, and Jackson had his eye on a director for the project: Adam Wingard, who eventually went on to direct the Eighth Wonder of th...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Features, United States, Sequels, Guillermo Del Toro, Universal, Warner Bros, Jackson, Godzilla, Peter-Jackson, Skull Island, Warner Brothers, Joe Cornish, Legendary Pictures, Kong

Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Taps ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Preacher’ Director Wayne Che Yip to Direct Four Episodes

Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series has found a new director. While Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom filmmaker J.A. Bayona directs the first two episodes of the studio’s fantasy TV series inspired by the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, no other directors had yet been announced. Until today, as Amazon Studios has hired Wayne Che Yip, who has helmed episodes of Doctor Who and Preacher, as its new Lord of the Rings director (for at least a handful of episodes). Amazon Studios announced that British Ch...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Fantasy, New Zealand, Mars, Peter Jackson, Amazon Prime Video, J R R Tolkien, Amazon Studios, Lindon, Yip, Bayona, Misty Mountains, J A Bayona, Lord of the Rings TV series

Peter Jackson Will Receive the Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award

Peter Jackson knows a thing or two about special effects. He’s responsible for huge, effects-driven movies like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy, his underrated remake of King Kong, and more. He’s also one of the founders of the digital effects company Weta Digital. And now, Jackson is set to receive the Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award. At the upcoming 19th Annual VES Awards, Peter Jackson will receive a well-deserved Lifetime Achievement Award for his ofte...
Tags: Movies, Awards, Jackson, Robert Zemeckis, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Peter-Jackson, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Peter, King Kong, Ray Harryhausen, WETA Digital, Lisa Cooke, Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award