Here is some good news for all of us that have been worried about scenes being cut from ROTK; there will be a special 10-minute preview of ROTK released in theaters in March (PJ is finishing it up now). It will be attached at the end of TTT, and I have heard that the trailer will feature shots of the following scenes,
According to "SOME" this is what PJ's list is said to include:
Aragorn handing the brooch back to its rightful owner, Pippin.
ride of the Rohirrim (I’m assuming this means on the road to Isengard)
Merry pledging his sword
Pippin approaching the palantir
shots establishing Gondor
the meeting between Faramir and Eowyn
establishing shots of Pellenor fields
the mouth of Sauron
Aragorn walking up to the palantir
Pippin riding with Gandalf on Shadowfax
shots establishing moments before the battle at the black gate
Aragorn in his Gondorian armor, riding into battle
the Paths of the dead
"minor" shots of Shelob
they do not want to show too much...
FINALLY THE BIG FINALE, I have possible dialouge to go with this one...
Frodo and Sam by the crack of DOOM, SAM: DESTROY it Mr. Frodo! FRODO: no... I will not destroy it! THE RING IS MINE!!!
I got this information from a website called oscarwatch.com. At least we now know that the palantir won’t be scrapped entirely, and that we will indeed be getting some of what happens in “the road to Isengard”, and “the voice of Saurman chapters” (thank God). Here are a few other postThreadIDbits I have come across, I have read that ROTK will be 3.5 to 4 hours in length, and that supposedly New Line has told PJ that he can take all the time he needs to finish the story in ROTK. I have also heard that apparently PJ, and Co. were very unhappy with a lot of the original footage that was shot for ROTK (in terms of the directing, and the acting), and that almost all of the actors will be returning to New Zealand to do some major re-shoots before ROTK comes out. Hopefully, the film, and all of us who wait with such eager anticipation will benefit from these re-shoots, and not the other way around.