About Mark Hodge

Mark Hodge is a journalist and copywriter from Glasgow, Scotland. As well as being involved in film festivals in the UK, Mark has also worked as a sports reporter covering soccer matches in his home country. In fact, he even attended the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, helping to document the cultural impact of the event on the city. He also writes for The Huffington Post covering topics such as film, sports and politics.

New Poster: Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies

Bridge Of Spies new poster

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks have once again joined forces to take a chunk out of the worldwide box office – this time with Cold War spy thriller, Bridge of Spies. A new poster has been released (via Empire) showing double-Oscar winner and Hollywood's nicest … [Read more...]

Tim Burton Releases Title Logo For ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children’


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Master of the peculiar, Tim Burton, has shared the official title logo for his latest feature Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Based upon Ransom Riggs best selling novel of the same name, the movie has an incredible cast, including Asa Butterfield. Eva … [Read more...]

Logan’s Run Remake Lands X-Men Producer

Logan's Run

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The remake of Logan's Run is finally moving forward with X-Men and Fantastic Four writer and producer Simon Kinberg. The science-fiction project has been in development hell since the 1990s - and was first green lighted back in 2000. The original Logan's Run … [Read more...]

Leonardo DiCaprio Talks Near-Silent Role In The Revenant, Plus Trailer

The Revenant

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following his fast talking performance in The Wolf of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio is taking on a role which involves almost no words. For his latest picture, the Titanic star has teamed up with filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu, fresh from his Oscar success with … [Read more...]

‘Game of Thrones’ Writer Hired To Pen ‘The Sword In The Stone’ Live-Action Film

The Sword In The Stone

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Disney is set to give animated classic The Sword In The Stone a sort of family-friendly Game Of Thrones-style makeover. The studio has hired HBO writer Bryan Cogman to script a live-action version of the beloved 1963 cartoon. The writer penned controversial GOT … [Read more...]

Neill Blomkamp Releases More Alien 5 Concept Art


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Neill Blomkamp has released new concept art for his highly intriguing Alien 5 project. The Chappie director is a self-confessed Alien fanatic – even admitting to having xenomorph shaped coffee mugs at his family home. When the District 9 helmer started releasing … [Read more...]

Jack Huston Discusses Reasons For Leaving The Crow Remake

Jack Huston

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The remake of The Crow is arguably the most troubled project in Hollywood. The movie, which is a reboot of Alex Proyas' 1994 film starring Brandon Lee, has had more leading men than Elizabeth Taylor's wedding album. The latest actor to drop out of the stuttering … [Read more...]

Spider-Man Reboot Books ‘Vacation’ Writers


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Marvel and Sony's joint Spider-Man reboot has caught writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein in its highly lucrative web. The pair, who are also rebooting National Lampoons Vacation series, had tried to land directing duties on the film, before Jon Watts … [Read more...]

Disney Developing Live-Action Aladdin Prequel, Genies


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Disney is continuing the trend of developing live-action versions of the its classic animated films by recreating fairytale Aladdin with a prequel titled Genies. The movie which will detail how literature's most famous wish-maker ended up enslaved in the … [Read more...]

Dan Aykroyd Confirms Cameo in Female Ghostbusters Movie


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Dan Aykroyd has waited over two decades to appear in a third Ghostbusters movie and on Tuesday his dream came true. However, despite writing and starring in the first two films (1984 and 1989), the former SNL star had to settle for a cameo in the new rebooted version … [Read more...]

First Trailer, Images: ‘Joy’ Starring Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper


The first trailer lands for Joy with Jennifer Lawrence, and images from EW By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Filmmaker David O. Russell is enjoying a golden period in his career, in which everything he touches turns to gold. The director's last three pictures, The Fighter, Silver Linings … [Read more...]

First Trailer: Heroes Reborn


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) In a world where the cinematic landscape is saturated with reboots – the re-imagining of a cancelled television shows is still pretty unusual (The X-Files, 24, and Family Guy, to name some recent examples). But that is what NBC and showrunner Tim Kring are doing with … [Read more...]

Dan Fogler Cast In Harry Potter Prequel Fantastic Beasts

dan fogler fanboys

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Dan Fogler is the latest actor to join Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Tony award winner will play the non-magical Jacob in Fantastic Beasts, who reportedly befriends hero Newt Scamander, who is being played by Oscar winner Eddie … [Read more...]

Comic-Con 2015: Fans Wowed By Star Wars Panel, Princess Leia Reveal, Concert

Star Wars

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) If the official trailer last April for Star Wars: The Force Awakens sent a nostalgic shiver down the spines of fans worldwide, then the behind the scenes preview footage at Comic-Con has made millions of geeks, along with the 6500 in attendance, weep with joy. In … [Read more...]

Ben Affleck Co-Writing and Directing New Batman Movie


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Ben Affleck will reportedly co-write and direct the next standalone Batman movie. According to Deadline, the Argo director is developing the script with comic book writer and DC Comics' CCO, Geoff Johns and will begin production in 2016. Affleck is playing the … [Read more...]

Could Aaron Paul Play A Young Han Solo In Star Wars Spinoff?

Aaron Paul in Need For Speed

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is reportedly about to be cast as a young Han Solo in the latest Star Wars spinoff movie. The Emmy Award winning actor posted a picture of his Instagram account which showed he had a new follower, none other than the verified Star … [Read more...]

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