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.

Martin Scorsese Planning Ramones Film

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Hey Ho, Let's Go! A Ramones film is finally hitting the big screen - with Martin Scorsese taking on directing duties. According to Billboard, the Goodfellas filmmaker is aiming for a 2016 release which means he plans to shoot the movie next year. There is no other … [Read more...]

John Stamos Pushing For Full House Revival

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Warner Bros. could be betting big with a revival of sitcom Full House, which may star some of the original cast. Variety reports that actor John Stamos is pushing for the project which will follow other nostalgic reboots such as Disney's Boy Meets World spin-off, … [Read more...]

Gremlins 3 Will Be Part Sequel, Part Reboot

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(By Mark Hodge doddleNEWS) The new Gremlins movie will be a “sequel-style reboot” – and will be set 30-years after the original Steven Spielberg-produced, Joe Dante-directed classic. According to /Film, the project will not be a remake and will be developed by filmmaker Chris Columbus, … [Read more...]

Blade Runner 2 Will Shoot Before Prometheus Sequel

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Ridley Scott has confirmed that he is ready to shoot Blade Runner 2, at the expense of Prometheus 2. The legendary director's next two projects are biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings (which will be released December 2014) and The Martian, starring Matt Damon … [Read more...]

Iconic ‘Jaws’-Style Henchman Wanted for Bond 24

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) James Bond producers are reportedly on the lookout for an iconic henchman – in the vein of classic baddies Oddjob and Jaws. Director Sam Mendes is currently developing the sequel following the critical and commercial success of Skyfall – which grossed over $1 … [Read more...]

Matthew McConaughey In Talks For Stephen King’s The Stand

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Matthew McConaughey is the number one choice to lead The Stand – although the studio and the director have different ideas on how to use the Oscar winner. According to Deadline, Warner Bros. want the True Detective actor to play antagonist Randall Flagg in the … [Read more...]

Quentin Tarantino Targets Jennifer Lawrence For Hateful Eight Role

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly set to become Quentin Tarantino's latest femme fatale. According to Collider, the Oscar winning actress is in talks about a role in the Pulp Fiction director's The Hateful Eight – which will start shooting in early 2015. The … [Read more...]

Sigourney Weaver KO’s Stallone’s Expendabelles Offer

Sigourney Weaver

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Action icon Sigourney Weaver has turned down the chance to lead Sylvester Stallone's Expendables spin-off The ExpendaBelles. The Aliens actress was reportedly Sly's number one choice to lead the all-female gang of heroes - in a reverse of his popular testosterone … [Read more...]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talks Difficult Sandman Adaptation


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Joseph Gordon-Levitt's adaptation of cult comic Sandman is currently in development at Warner Bros - and features many of the team who produced The Dark Knight trilogy. The Looper actor, who will co-produce the film and is expected to star, is writing the script, … [Read more...]

Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur “Completely Reimagined”

The Good Dinosaur

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Despite Pixar's remarkable record in Hollywood, the animation studio is not infallible. Case in point, The Good Dinosaur, which was supposed to be the Disney owned company's 2014 offering. However following the departure of director, Bob Peterson, the release was … [Read more...]

The Hateful Eight Teaser To Hit Screens Before Sin City 2

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) A teaser for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight will be screened before Sin City: A Dame To Kill For – even though production on the film starts next year. While the Pulp Fiction director has been embroiled in a lawsuit with website Gawker over the leaking of … [Read more...]

Beetlejuice 2 Is Coming Back From The Dead


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Beetlejuice 2 is being resurrected from cinematic limbo with an official release date reportedly on the way. Original stars Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton have previously spoken about the sequel, with director Tim Burton and writer Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows) … [Read more...]

Martin Lawrence Confirms Jerry Bruckheimer Prepping Bad Boys 3

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Buddy cop movie Bad Boys will return for a third installment, according to star Martin Lawrence. The comedic actor, who confirmed the news to Conan O'Brien last week, starred alongside Will Smith in the first two films for Sony, which were produced by Jerry … [Read more...]

Sony Decides To Censor North Korea Comedy The Interview

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By Mark Hodge (doddlNEWS) It's fair to say that North Korea has absolutely no sense of humor. Quite ironic considering the inadequate guy in charge of the country is one of the funniest people alive. Indeed, Kim Jong-un's reaction to the trailer for The Interview, which stars Seth Rogen and … [Read more...]

Simon Pegg Praises Star Trek 3 Director Roberto Orci

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Simon Pegg insists that Robert Orci's is JJ Abrams' logical replacement as the director of Star Trek 3. First-time helmer Orci has served as a screenwriter on the two previous rebooted films - which were directed by the Lost creator - and also helped develop other … [Read more...]

Mark Hodge On Robin Williams’ Defining Work

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(By Mark Hodge) The reason why there has been such an outpouring of disbelief and emotion over the passing of Robin Williams is simple – he was unbelievably talented and left such a wide variety of work, which touched people of all ages across the globe. Yesterday, doddleNEWS' Brock Cooper … [Read more...]

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