Two Towers Tidbits

Whilst running through Cinescape, checking out the Saturn nominees, I stumbled across an update for the next Lord of the Rings installment, The Two Towers.

Of note: The first trailer will be available March 29th in theaters. Other interesting bits involve Shelob’s non-appearance in part II (she’ll be in part III instead). This isn’t too much surprise since Jackson’s already done some bleed over (the first movie actually ends at the closing of the second book’s first chapter).

I don’t really mind since a movie needs something concrete to end with, whereas a book can get away with a softer ending (movie audiences are used to being spoon-fed).

They also report that Jackson has somewhere between 15-20 hours of footage for the battle of Helm’s Deep. Now that’s going to make for one hell of a DVD release!

4 replies on “Two Towers Tidbits”

  1. jpostel says:

    books
    I started rereading the hobbit and lotr this past summer because the books always seem to melt together in my mind. I can’t wait to see the Ents. I am also curious to see how gandalf’s battle with the balrog is handled.

    • eclectric says:

      Re: books
      I’ve wondered about that too… I guess it could be shown in a flashback sequence.

      My guess is that PJ will make up something to explain Gandalf’s return… I mean, he’d have to go into way too much back story to explain why Gandalf is able to return from the dead.

      Moving the ending of FotR made sense. Changing the ending of Two Towers does not. What better ending could you have than Frodo, apparently dead, and Sam barred on the other side of the tower doors?

      • fiziko says:

        Re: books

        Moving the ending of FotR made sense. Changing the
        ending of Two Towers does not. What better ending
        could you have than Frodo, apparently dead, and Sam
        barred on the other side of the tower doors?

        I don’t want to post spoilers here, but I think I know
        why this was done. I’ve heard rumours that they’ll
        compress the events in book six that follow chapter 3,
        and that they’ll be omitting chapter 8 of book six
        entirely. They may be moving the ending of the second
        film in an attempt
        to make sure that the three films are of comparable
        lengths. (The Chapter titles may be considered
        spoilers by some, so I’ve omitted them. Those who’ve
        read the books but don’t have a copy on hand can e-mail me
        privately for a more detailed description.)

        • Alexius says:

          Re: books

          Moving the ending of FotR made sense. Changing the
          ending of Two Towers does not. What better ending
          could you have than Frodo, apparently dead, and Sam
          barred on the other side of the tower doors?

          I don’t want to post spoilers here, but I think I know
          why this was done. I’ve heard rumours that they’ll
          compress the events in book six that follow chapter 3,
          and that they’ll be omitting chapter 8 of book six
          entirely. They may be moving the ending of the second
          film in an attempt
          to make sure that the three films are of comparable
          lengths. (The Chapter titles may be considered
          spoilers by some, so I’ve omitted them. Those who’ve
          read the books but don’t have a copy on hand can e-mail me
          privately for a more detailed description.)

          I Used to worry About Spoilers, But Then I Realized That Pretty Much everyone Already Read LOTR, At Least Out Of The Average Geeks, And We All Already Know How It Ended.

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