Interesting quote from Peter Jackson about THE HOBBIT shooting schedule

This is old news, apparently, but I just stumbled upon it and thought I’d share. When discussing the shooting schedule for The Hobbit, Jackson had this to say:

“There’s no way you can pace yourself for shoots like these,” Jackson says. “When we were going through the schedule for The Hobbit, I felt a terrible drop in my stomach when I saw that we’d be shooting for 254 days. We’re only 12 days short of The Lord of the Rings even though we’re only doing two movies. When I saw that, I had to sort of pick myself up off the floor and carry on.”

Wow. That’s a long shoot.

The full story is at Entertainment Weekly.