We can read at HardGame2, one of the most important Spanish (and European) web of videogames, the next (This story has been translated by Google translator pages):
" Electronic Arts has confirmed that it is already working on a new video game The Lord of the Rings. However, EA have not comented anything about it, just as mentioned in his lecture to shareholders. It is not known if they have taken up White Council, which was canceled last year, but strong rumours suggest that BioWare Corp. may be in the draft after adquisicón by the American giant. Remember that EA has the license for this film on 2008, as well as literary, so it should not take too long to announce the first details."
Initially, HardGame2's editor ensure that Bioware is working on the new TLOTR game, but minutes later, they removed this statement without giving any reason.