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Scoop Images: Lord Of The Rings Preview Highlights

At the weekend the official LOTR website http://lordoftherings.net broadcast a two minute preview from the movie. The preview is attracting unprecedented internet attention.

See...http://www.theonering.net/movie/preview/page01.html...for comprehensive coverage of the preview from Scoop's content partner theonering.net.

Some images from the preview....



Orlando Bloom shines on the blue screen as he fights at Helms Deep. Wouldn’t want to be those orcs....


Crawling like ants across the battlefield. This just a TEST SHOT!


Anduril, the Flame of the West, springs to life in the hands of Viggo Mortensen. Aragorn does battle here at what is likely Helms Deep, perhaps the morning after.


Minas Tirith Metropolitan Museum: Arms and Armor Wing. Would you want to meet these suits in battle? Notice the Hands on the center figure? The mark of Saruman?


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