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.

Freddie Mercury Biopic With Ben Whishaw Gets 2016 Start Date

Freddie Mercury

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The big screen biopic of rock legend Freddie Mercury hasn't bitten the dust after all. Collider reports that Spectre co-star Ben Whishaw is still set to play the iconic Queen frontman, and that The Theory Of Everything screenwriter Anthony McCarten is drafting the … [Read more...]

Zach Galligan: Gremlins 3 Not A Remake

Billy Gizmo Gremlins

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Gremlins 3 is heading our way and will not be a remake, according to star Zach Galligan. The actor, who played Billy Peltzer in the original 1984 and 1990 films, revealed that Warner Bros. and filmmaker Chris Columbus are developing another installment. However, … [Read more...]

Christopher McQuarrie To Direct Mission Impossible 6


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Christopher McQuarrie is set to become the first filmmaker to direct two Mission: Impossible movies. The Oscar winner helmed the fifth installment in the long running franchise, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, which was critically acclaimed and grossed an … [Read more...]

Robert Carlyle: Trainspotting 2 Script One of the Best

Robert Carlyle Trainspotting

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Film fans around the world can hardly contain their excitement about the long awaited Trainspotting 2 – but it seems none more so than star Robert Carlyle . Following director Danny Boyle's revelation that Trainspotting 2 will shoot next summer, 20 years after … [Read more...]

Tomb Raider Reboot Gets Director & Writer


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The new Tomb Raider reboot is moving ahead at breakneck speed. The project, which has been in development for five years now, has a writer and a director attached - meaning a production start date can't be far away. THR reports that Norwegian director Roar Uthaug … [Read more...]

New Trailer: Zoolander 2


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The first full trailer for long awaited comedy sequel Zoolander 2 has finally arrived. Directed by its lead star Ben Stiller, the picture once again centers on uber dumb model Derek Zoolander in the vacuous world of fashion. Here's the Zoolander 2 … [Read more...]

Matthew McConaughey Could Join Stephen King’s The Dark Tower


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Matthew McConaughey is in talks to play one of the lead roles in the big screen adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower. However, there are conflicting reports as to whether the Oscar winner in being considered to play the hero or the villain of the … [Read more...]

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Movie In Development

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) A live-action remake of The Hunchback of Notre Dame is swinging into action – but it's not being housed at Disney. Producer Peter Chernin is developing the project under his Chernin Entertainment banner which has numerous big budget credits including Dawn of the … [Read more...]

Patricia Arquette In Talks Over Toy Story 4 Role

MEDIUM -- NBC Series -- Pictured: Patricia Arquette as Allison DuBois -- NBC Universal Photo: Andrew Eccles

  By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following her Oscar winning turn in Boyhood, Patricia Arquette is set to voice a character in Toy Story 4. According to The Wrap, the star is currently in talks with Disney and Pixar over the role of a bohemian mum in the animated feature. The … [Read more...]

Arnold Schwarzenegger Starring In Darren Aronofsky Thriller


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Arnold Schwarzenegger is teaming up with auteur Darren Aronofsky for revenge flick 478. Unfortunately, the Black Swan director is only producing the picture, which has recently secured foreign distribution deals at the American Film Market Directed by Elliot … [Read more...]

Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Partners With Bold Films

(image: Michael Schilling)

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Comedy star Ben Stiller's company Red Hour Films has joined forces with dynamic production house Bold Films. Red Hour, which the Meet The Parents star owns with business partner Stuart Cornfield, will move to Bold's L.A offices following the exciting … [Read more...]

Trailer: London Has Fallen


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The trailer for big brainless action sequel, London Has Fallen, has exploded online. Following the success of the first movie, Olympus Has Fallen, Gerard Butler returns as the heroic secret service agent tasked with defending the U.S president - played once again by … [Read more...]

New Trailer: Netflix’s Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The second full trailer for Netflix's ass kicking detective drama Jessica Jones has arrived. The new preview gives us a glimpse into the hard drinking wise cracking private investigator character played by actress Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad). Jessica Jones is a … [Read more...]

The Crow Remake Has Risen AGAIN

The Crow

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The troubled remake of The Crow has come back to life more times than its titular hero. After looking dead and buried last month, following production house Relativity's bankruptcy, the company has signed a new deal with the project's director, Corin … [Read more...]

Fantastic Beasts Photos: Eddie Redmayne In Harry Potter Prequel


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) J.K Rowling's magical world of wizards is back on the big screen – this time with Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. EW has published the first pictures from the new film featuring Hollywood heartthrob and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne as … [Read more...]

Rumor: Affleck’s Batman Movie Will Feature Red Hood


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) After Ben Affleck's Batman goes head-to-head with Henry Cavill's Superman next March, the Oscar winner will begin work on his standalone Caped Crusader movie. And much like all of Warner Bros.' DC Comics Cinematic Universe, the gossip surrounding this project, which … [Read more...]