As well as the images, Empire have provided some good quotes and information about the film. Perhaps the crucial bit revealed is that the film is fully finished and only postponed until December to make the film more typically-positioned for awards hoopla. I was also much pleased to learn that the whole film has been scored by Brian Eno. Some Eno tracks were specifically named in the script but I never dreamed we’d get him composing the entire soundtrack.
Saoirse Ronan and Susan Sarandon *squee*
No Rachel Weisz yet =(
Conflicting reports from a test screening of the film have been published : the positive report doesn’t seem to have as many odd gaps and weird notions as the negative one.
The two reports are available on Ain't It Cool.
tl;tr but they are basically saying that this is a new style for Peter Jackson and it's either you like it or you don't.
Sources : Ain't It Cool & / films