The new LOTR Trailer has just appeared on Angel..and I cried…literally…
I’m not going to get into what seeing that footage meant to me at this time, I’ll just get on to the descriptions for you!
Gandalf rides on his cart over the Hobbiton Bridge
Few new shots of Gandalf riding in, shot of a hobbit under a tree. Voice over Ian McKellen
‘In the lands of Middle-earth, legend tells of the Dark Lord Sauron’
Shot of Sauron’s head
‘and the ring that would give him the power to enslave the world’
shot of Sauron’s HAND with The One Ring on it
shot of the Orc Army
Shot of the Ring under water
Close up of the ring under water
‘Lost for centuries…’
Shot of the Wraiths Chasing Frodo and Arwen
‘It has been sought by many..’
Shot of Frodo
‘And has now found its way to the most unlikely person imaginable…’
Shot of Frodo and the Ring
NEW LINE CINEMA LOGO
shot of Gandalf saying ‘Sauron needs only this Ring, to cover all the lands in darkness’
Shot of the Burning of Hobbiton (?)
Shot of Frodo clenching his fist around the ring
Frodo: ‘What must I do?’
Gandalf: ‘The Ring MUST be destroyed!’
TEXT: FATE HAS CHOSEN HIM
Shots of the Council of Elrond
Elrond: ‘The Ring must be cast back into the fires of Mount Doom’
Shot of Mount Doom.
Shot of a Rider overlooking the Shire
Boromir: ‘There is evil there…’
Shot of Boromir
‘That does not sleep’
Shot of the riders leaving Barad-dur (?)
V/O: SARUMAN!!! ‘Sauron’s forces are already moving’
Shot of Frodo running from a Dark Rider at Brandywine Bridge, Merry, Sam and Pippin urging him to run fast!
‘They will find the Ring, and KILL the one who carries it’
Frodo LEAPS off the pier and unto the small wharf just in time!
The dark Horse stops in its track and SCREAMS!
Frodo: ‘I cannot do this alone’ (in Rivendell)
TEXT: A FELLOWSHIP WILL PROTECT HIM
Shot of the council of Elrond (music from The Crow 2 plays)
Aragorn: ‘You’ll have my Sword’
Legolas: ‘As well as my bow’
Gimli: ‘AND MY AXE!’ (that shot was put in there JUST for me..I know it!)
Shot of Galadriel and the Lothlorien Elves giving the Fellowship their gifts
V/O: Galadriel: ‘This task was appointed to you..’
Shot of the Fellowship on boats passing the gigantic stone feet of Isildur or Anarion at the Pillars of Kings
Shot of Frodo and Sam looking WAAAY up!
Far shot of the Pillars (like the movie Poster)
‘And if you do not find a way…’
shot of Galadriel: ‘No one will..’
Shot of Ring on Fire at Council of Elrond
TEXT: EVIL WILL HUNT THEM
Shot of Orc feet running through the forest
V/O: Gandalf: ‘The enemy has many spies…’
Shot of Aragorn looking over his shoulder (weathertop?)
Shot of Frodo looking scared
Shot of Birds
Shot of Sam hiding from a large flock (Hollin?)
Shot of Dark Riders
Shot of Legolas looking over a rock
V/O: ‘Something draws near..’
Shot of Legolas talking to Agargorn
Legolas: I can feel it
Shot of the warped view of the East west road
Frodo: ‘Get off the Road!’
Shot of Wraiths riding on the road hard
Shot of Boromir and Aragorn reacting horribly to something
Shot of Aragorn grabbing Frodo
Shot of Frodo and Agarorn hiding under a rock ledge
Shot of the Wraith sniffing for the Hobbits on the road…but this time he moves and reaches over one of the roots of the tree..sniffing..
Shot of his hand on the root…and Frodo very very close to it, looking up at it
V/O: ‘Always remember Frodo…’
Shot of the MORIA Doors opening!!
‘The Ring is trying to get back to its master..’
Shot of the doors opening from the inside…a small silhouette of Frodo can be seen with the water behind him.
Shot of Gandalf: ‘it wants to be found..’
Shot from inside MORIA
V/O: Gandalf: ‘Let us hope that our presence may go unnoticed’
Shot of Pippin touching the dead Dwarf
Shot of the head slowly falling over into the well
Shot of Gandalf turning suddenly
Shot of the entire body, chains and all going down too
Shot of Pippin making a ‘oops!’ face..
(at this point I was waiting for a ‘FOOL of a TOOK! but it didn’t come)
Shot of Gimli kneeling a Balin’s tomb
Shot of Frodo pulling out Sting…it is glowing blue…
Shot of Gandalf: ‘They are coming’
Shot of the 3 doorways in Moria
One doorway lights up with fire..
Orcs BURST through the doors!
Boromir hacks at one with his sword!
Orcs and Trolls and the Fellowship battle!!
The HUGE cave troll attacks!!
Sam screams and ducks under his legs!
Shot of the Fellowship on Caradhras…snow all over them
Aragorn: ‘We must turn back!’
Shot of Aragorn holding two hobbits, he looks up…
An avalanche is bearing down on them!
Fast shot of the Watcher in the Water
Fast shot of the Fellowship surrounded in Moria
Fast shot of Orcs carrying their banners
Frodo: ‘I wish the Ring had never come to me’
Shot of Frodo on the ground in Weathertop, as a wraith menaces towards him!
Shot of Frodo with the ring on, in the Dark-World…reaching out to touch something
Sam: ‘Back you Devils!!’
Shot of Aragorn fighting a wraith
More shots of Aragorn fighting wraiths with torches
V/O: ‘I wish none of this had happened’
Shot of Sam crying…holding his head
V/O: Galadriel: ‘You will find your courage’
Shot of Galadriel kissing Frodo on the head
TEXT: THIS CHRISTMAS
Shot of the Riders all holding their swords up high
Shot of Arwen holding her sword high, in defiance
Arwen: ‘If you want him’
Shot of her horse on two feet, in the water, the water on the ford, the riders are across from her
quick shot of Frodo
Arwen: ‘Come and claim him!’
TEXT: The LEGEND
Shot of Aragorn and Arwen on a bridge kissing
Closer shot of them kissing
Shot of the Ring falling on Frodo’s finger on the floor of the Prancing Pony
Shot of Legolas stringing his bow
shot of an Orc..getting closer and closer, as if we are following the arrow
TEXT: COMES TO LIFE
Shot of Arwen on her horse with Frodo
Far shot of the Ford, with the riders chasing after Frodo and Arwen
Fast shot of an Orc Army
Shot of Orcs rushing down a large hall in Moria
Large army of men stringing bows and preparing to fire
Orc army rushing the camera
A gigantic rock destroying what looks like the bridge of Khazad-dun in Moria
Aragorn and Frodo look like they just barely make it to get across
Shot of the bridge falling
Shot of Gandalf: (this folks…simply cannot be put into words…but I’ll try)
Gandalf holding his sword and staff in both hands, SCREAMS
‘YOU CANNOT PASS!!!!!!!!!!!’
a quick shot of a burning rock falling near the Fellowship (some think it’s the Balrog)
Shot of Gandalf (same as before)
Gandalf SLAMS his staff into the bridge!
LOGO: Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
This is it folks…hear my thoughts tomorrow as I’ve got an Intern Job to sleep for 🙂