New Line screened the trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers for reporters this week at an event promoting the upcoming video and DVD release of the first Rings film, The Fellowship of the Ring. The trailer is expected to hit theaters attached to prints of Fellowship starting March 29.
The trailer begins with the last shot from Fellowship, with Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) looking over cliffs. The screen fades to black, and text promises that The Two Towers will arrive this Christmas. The trailer follows with a series of quick scenes. Troops close in on the remaining fellowship. An image of Eowyn (Miranda Otto). Gandalf (Ian McKellen) returning, wearing white.
Gandalf talks about the union between the two towers. Frodo complains that the ring is getting heavier. Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) is revealed as the lost king. The trailer concludes with shots of a village being pillaged, the heroes standing ready against monsters in the rain, Aragorn in a sword fight with Eowyn and an image of Gollum lurking by the Hobbits.
New Line, meanwhile, has updated the Official Site and added more information about The Two Towers, which is slated for a Dec. 18 release.