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.

Jennifer Lawrence Writing Screenplay With Trainwreck’s Amy Schumer


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Oscar winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is writing a screenplay with cinema's newest comedy queen, Amy Schumer. The Silver Linings Playbook star was promoting The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 when she spilled the beans to The New York Times. She said: “I … [Read more...]

Ridley Scott Confirms He Will Direct Prometheus 2 In 2016


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Legendary director Ridley Scott has confirmed that his next project will be Prometheus 2. The 77-year-old is one of Hollywood's busiest filmmakers juggling numerous screen projects, including producing jobs on Blade Runner 2 and Alien 5. But while promoting his … [Read more...]

Three Seconds, Starring Luke Evans, Scrapped After Tax Credits Debacle

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By Mark Hodge (DoddleNEWS) Action thriller Three Seconds, starring Luke Evans, has been scrapped on the eve of production, costing thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania. Casting company Heery Casting confirmed the news saying the Otto Bathurst directed film has shut down because the state could … [Read more...]

Did Woody Allen Just Fire Bruce Willis?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Bruce Willis has sensationally left Woody Allen's latest project despite being pictured on set yesterday. Deadline reported that the Die Hard star departed the still untitled film, which is shooting in California, because of scheduling conflicts with a stage version … [Read more...]

Peter Cushing To Be Resurrected Using CGI In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) British horror icon Peter Cushing is reportedly being brought back from the dead to star in spinoff Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The Daily Mail has reported that director Gareth Edwards will use CGI to resurrect the actor, who played Death Star general Grand Moff … [Read more...]

Rumor: Mad Max Director George Miller Will Direct Man of Steel 2


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Mad Max creator George Miller has reportedly agreed to direct Superman sequel, Man of Steel 2. Filmmaker John Schnepp, who helmed documentary The Death of Superman Lives, told DC Movie News that the 70-year-old Australian is taking charge of the blockbuster … [Read more...]

Christian Bale In Driving Seat For Michael Mann’s Ferrari Biopic

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Christian Bale has agreed to star in Michael Mann's Enzo Ferrari biopic which centres on the iconic Italian car maker. Heat director Mann has been working on this project for 15 years, which will follow the rise of Ferrari as a luxury and aspirational automobile … [Read more...]

Baywatch Bound Dwayne Johnson To Star In Disney’s Jungle Cruise

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Disney has reportedly signed box-office heavyweight Dwayne Johnson to steer new franchise Jungle Cruise. The movie is based on a popular theme park ride and the studio is hoping that they can replicate the huge success of their Pirates of the Caribbean … [Read more...]

Post-Apocalyptic Zorro Reboot Will Start Filming March 2016


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Before Batman became the ultimate masked vigilante – there was sword-wielding hero Zorro. Now the long gestating dystopian reboot of author Johnston McCulley's iconic character is going ahead. Production companies Lantica Media and Sobini Films have joined … [Read more...]

Victor Frankenstein Trailers, With James McAvoy & Daniel Radcliffe

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Mary Shelley's classic novel gets a buddy movie makeover in the new trailers for Victor Frankenstein. The Paul McGuigan directed film stars James McAvoy as the crazed monster making doctor and Daniel Radcliffe as his trusty assistant Igor – minus the hump. Studio … [Read more...]

Jason Returns AGAIN! Friday The 13th TV Series Being Developed At The CW

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Friday the 13th is another horror franchise which refuses to die despite continually churning out unwatchable movies which lack any kind of credibility. Last year is was reported that creator Sean Cunningham's company Crystal Lake Entertainment was behind a small … [Read more...]

Dolph Lundgren Shooting Kindergarten Cop 2

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The straight-to-home-video market never fails to deliver gobsmacking surprises. Just as Hollywood is recovering from the release of knock-off sequel Raging Bull 2, aka The Bronx Bull, comes the news that Arnold Schwarzenegger-fueled guilty pleasure Kindergarten Cop … [Read more...]

First Trailer: Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The first proper trailer for Quentin Tarantino's claustrophobic western The Hateful Eight has finally arrived and it does not disappoint. The Pulp Fiction director does an excellent job of laying out the story without giving too much away. The Hateful … [Read more...]

DiCaprio & Scorsese To Make Serial Killer Movie, The Devil In The White City

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are set to reunite once again for serial killer drama, The Devil in the White City. Adapted from Erik Larson's 2003 book, Oscar nominated actor Leo will play murderer and hotelier Dr HH Holmes who reportedly killed up to 200 … [Read more...]

Rumor: Steven Spielberg Wants Gene Wilder To Un-Retire

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The latest rumor swirling around Hollywood is that Steven Spielberg is ready to bring Gene Wilder out of retirement. Ain't It Cool News report they were tipped off about the potential return of the comedy acting legend, who was last seen as a guest star in sitcom … [Read more...]

Bill Murray Films Cameo For All-Female Ghostbusters Reboot

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Despite resisting the temptation for over 20 years, Bill Murray will appear in another Ghostbusters movie. However rather than donning his iconic proton pack, the veteran comedy actor will only make a cameo appearance in Paul Feig's reboot, which has a female … [Read more...]

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