war of the rohirrim 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 to J.R.R. Tolkien’s extensive (and exhaustive) world-building, a lot of those answers are already provided. Here is The War of the Rohhirim, explained.

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The War of the Rohirrim

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.

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evil dead rise filming

Evil Dead Rise, the first new Evil Dead movie since the 2013 remake, is now filming. The new entry in the series hails from The Hole In the Ground filmmaker Lee Cronin, with Evil Dead grandaddies Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell on board as executive producers.

And while you may think you know what to expect from a new Evil Dead movie, Evil Dead Raise is changing up the formula. Rather than be set in a cabin in the woods like pretty much every other Evil Dead movie (save Army of Darkness), Evil Dead Rise is headed into a city setting.

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Ann Bembi Lord of the Rings Prints

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 act fast. Read More »

robert pattinson producing deal

After spending more than 15 years in front of the camera, actor Robert Pattinson (Twilight, High Life) is now getting into producing.

The actor has signed an overall first-look producing deal with Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Television, New Line Cinema, and HBO Max for theatrical, streaming, and television properties. If he can apply the same eye for talent that he’s used to bolster his own acting career, he should be able to use his clout to develop some truly idiosyncratic and fascinating stuff.
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Since the release of 2014’s hit action film John WickChad Stahelski has kept a pretty modest profile, at least compared to his John Wick co-director and fellow former stunt coordinator David Leitch. In the past seven years, Stahelski has strictly stuck to directing the John Wick movies, with the occasional dalliance as a second-unit director or uncredited stunt coordinator in films like Birds of Prey. A few new films were announced, though no new features have made their way to the big screen yet. But Stahelski is starting to venture beyond the shadowy world of Wick to helm a new action-thriller for New Line called Classified.

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Tenacious D in the PIck of Destiny

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: In a fantastical origin story of the comedy rock band known as Tenacious D, musicians JB (Jack Black) and KG (Kyle Gass) begin a friendship that could lead to the formation of the greatest rock band in the world. To make that dream come true, the righteous duo embarks on a quest to find a legendary guitar pick that possesses supernatural powers, encountering all sorts of strange characters along the way.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: All right, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny is hardly essential viewing, unless of course you’ve just whipped out some herbal refreshment. But you certainly can’t go wrong with Jack Black and Kyle Gass telling the fictional origins of the band that originated on HBO. Though the movie is mostly a series of wild and hilarious music videos barely held together by a shaky script, the raunchy rock of Tenacious D is more than enough to keep you satisfied. Read More »

Hello Kitty movie

Hollywood has been trying to bring the Japanese pop culture creation Hello Kitty to the big screen for years, and now the long-gestating Hello Kitty movie finally has a pair of directors.

Jennifer Coyle and Leo Matsuda will direct the live-action/animation hybrid for New Line, though unfortunately, plot details are currently as elusive as a laser pointer’s red dot is to a curious kitten. Learn more about these filmmakers below.

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Train to Busan remake director

On one hand, an American Train to Busan remake is a bad idea. On the other hand, the remake just landed itself a very exciting director: Timo Tjahjanto, the filmmaker behind May the Devil Take You, The Night Comes For UsHeadshot, and more. Produced by James Wan, the new Train to Busan is a remake of the  South Korean action-horror zombie film directed by Yeon Sang-ho that became an international hit.

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Mortal Kombat trailer

It’s been 24 years since Mortal Kombat: Annihilation debuted in theaters and 26 years since Paul W.S. Anderson’s original Mortal Kombat film graced the big screen, and now we’re just a couple of months away from a brand new Mortal Kombat movie. Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema have just unveiled the first trailer for the newest adaptation of the classic fighting game, and you can check it out below.
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