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.

Spider-Man Writer Roberto Orci Wants To Direct Star Trek 3

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Blockbuster writer and producer Roberto Orci is reportedly campaigning for the Star Trek 3 director's chair, vacated by friend JJ Abrams. According to Variety, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 writer will part company with his longtime collaborator Alex Kurtzman, who is … [Read more...]

Danny Boyle & Leonardo DiCaprio Could Reunite For Steve Jobs Biopic

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Sony has started negotiations with Danny Boyle over directing Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic. In fact, THR has reported that the Oscar winning filmmaker has already approached Leonardo DiCaprio about taking on the role of the Apple co-founder. This news follows … [Read more...]

Quentin Tarantino Writing New Draft of The Hateful Eight

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Quentin Tarantino is writing the second draft of his next project The Hateful Eight, after the first draft was leaked online. The Pulp Fiction director recently organized a reading of the leaked script and told an audience, which included producers Bob and Harvey … [Read more...]

Trailer: Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The trailer for Clint Eastwood's screen adaptation of hit Broadway musical Jersey Boys has arrived. Eastwood's directorial resume now reads Ike a rich tapestry of genre cinema. Although this project certainly isn't your average musical, featuring a hard edge that … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Transcendence

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Even very talented people are prone to error, Hollywood consistently proves that phenomena. In fact, a movie like Transcendence would never have been produced, if it wasn't for the big names blinded by a script which fails to transcend the limitations of its own … [Read more...]

New Line Cinema Registers New Name For Third Hobbit Movie

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By  Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) First there was one book and two movies adapted from it, and now there's a trilogy. However, it seems New Line Cinema isn't finished fiddling with The Hobbit. With the third installment of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings prequels hitting screens this December, … [Read more...]

Will Ferrell And John C. Reilly To Reunite In Border Guards Comedy

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Comedy star Will Ferrell is set to team up with co-star John C. Reilly and director Adam McKay for Sony's Border Guards. The trio previously made Talladega Nights (2006) and Step Brothers (2008) together, and while I personally thought both those films were … [Read more...]

Star Wars: Episode VII First Set Pic Reveals Return of AT-AT

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Almost immediately after finding out that production on Star Wars: Episode VII has actually started, the very first set pictures have appeared online. And while the images don't show Luke Skywalker, Han Solo or any of the cast for that matter, it is still something … [Read more...]

David Fincher Says No To Sony’s Steve Jobs Biopic

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director David Fincher has reportedly dropped out of Sony's Steve Jobs biopic. According to THR, the Fight Club filmmaker's excessive demands, including a huge $10 million upfront fee, has resulted in the studio looking for a new helmer. Recently it was reported … [Read more...]

Is ABC Close To Greenlighting Marvel TV Series Agent Carter?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Despite Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s lackluster reception, though it has improved recently, with episodes tying into Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the studio seems unfazed in its bid to take over television. Deadline is reporting that project Agent … [Read more...]

Star Wars Episode VII: Benedict Cumberbatch Says He Won’t Appear

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) While trying to find out who will actually be starring in Star Wars: Episode VII is proving impossible, ruling out who won't be appearing has been far easier. The latest to be crossed off the list of potential cast members is Benedict Cumberbatch, who of course … [Read more...]

Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here Trailer

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Despite the furor caused by its Kickstarter campaign, the official teaser trailer for Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here will certainly please the star's dedicated fan base. Indeed, judging by the film's style and sound, it does look and feel like a pseudo-Garden State … [Read more...]

Jonathan Glazer Invented New Camera For Under The Skin, Plus Mini-Movie Review

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Update: As Under The Skin opens wider, we are re-publishing this story from film writer Mark Hodge, which includes a mini-review of the movie. By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Jonathan Glazer's return to feature filmmaking has been hotly anticipated. Indeed, his two previous films, Sexy Beast (2000) … [Read more...]

First Ever Pictures: George Miller’s Scrapped Justice League Film

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) With production getting underway soon on Zack Snyder's Batman vs. Superman (or is it really Justice League?), some interesting images have appeared online showing director George Miller's doomed attempt at a JL film. The year was 2007, and Warner Bros. had just … [Read more...]

Drew Goddard Lined Up As Sinister Six Director

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Sony is in advanced talks with writer Drew Goddard over helming Spider-Man spin-off project The Sinister Six. Goddard, who has already started to pen the script for the movie, has only directed one other feature, the critically acclaimed horror film The Cabin in the … [Read more...]

Yahoo & Microsoft Developing Original TV Shows

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following Netflix's success with House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, both Yahoo and Microsoft are now developing their own television programs. And while uncompromising adult drama has defined this golden era of television, flagging tech giant Yahoo, which is … [Read more...]

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