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!