July 25, 2000
Comic Con Footage Report
For 'Lord of the Rings'
Here is a report by a fan who attended Comic Con on the
footage screened for the upcoming first entry in the Lord Of Rings Trilogy.
"What was shown was a mixture of stuff that weve
seen in the Internet Preview (and who hasnt watched that 1453 times?), the infamous
ShoWest trailer, plus a sprinkling of new stuff thrown in. It took me a while to get in
position to see the action being shown since we were all coming in from backstage. The
first glimpse I caught was the Orcs coming into the picture that weve seen in the
Internet Trailer (IT). Some new stuff that I noticed was Aragorn fighting between some
pillars, Im not sure if it was from Helm s Deep or not. But the set design for
it looked amazing for the 4 seconds we had a shot of it for. More mixed in scenes from the
IT, the Nazgul closing in on the Hobbits and Elijahs hand opening up to reveal the
We got some shots of warriors battling each other and the
roar of thousands of soldiers marching over large plains. We got some good close-ups of
Legolas looking intently at something during the Battle of Helm s Deep and Gimli
without his helmet. I noticed also that an orc (Uruk-hai?) had a sword with a curved tip,
much like a hook that he threw towards someone). There was a scene with the Fellowship at
night with some of them holding up torches, I assume this is going to be the Wolf Attack
portrayed in Fellowship of the Ring; because there was a creepy wolf howl just at the end
of the scene."