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Daily Scan for 01.01.10 – Peter Jackson Is Knighted, Neill Blomkamp Shuns Big Budgets

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District 9’s Neill Blomkamp says no to big budget Hollywood movies. Let’s see if he’s still saying that when he’s getting offers to make them.

Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson has been knighted in New Zealand.

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