Watch: Fan-Made 15th Anniversary Trailer for 'Fellowship of the Ring'
"You will unite, or you will fall." The first film in the beloved Lord of the Rings trilogy first hit theaters December of 2001, nearly 15 years ago. To celebrate the anniversary, Miguel Branco edited together a brand new trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and it's rather wonderful. This is one of my all-time favorite films (only topped by The Return of the King) and I still remember seeing it in theaters on a cold, snowy night in December. Elijah Wood stars as Frodo, with Sean Astin as Samwise, and Ian McKellen as Gandalf; including Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom, John Rhys-Davies, Liv Tyler, Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee, Ian Holm, and many others. This trailer should make you smile, and put a tear in your eye. Hard to believe it has been 15 years.
Here's the fan-made 15th anniversary trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:
Found on YouTube. After fate places The One Ring in the hands of an unlikely hero, a fellowship is formed and tasked with journeying across Middle-Earth to destroy the Ring — along with the dark forces of Mordor forever. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, adapted from the first novel in J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy, is directed by Peter Jackson, from a script by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson . The film was originally released on December 19th in 2001 all around the world. It ended up winning four Academy Awards, including Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Original Music. It was later re-released as an Extended Edition version and has since also re-played in theaters with live orchestra performances. This newest trailer was edited by Miguel Branco - follow him @miguelsreverie.