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.

David Fincher Says No To Sony’s Steve Jobs Biopic

David Fincher

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?

Agent Carter

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

Benedict Cumberbatch

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

Wish I Was There

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


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...]

Star Wars: Episode VII Has Started Filming


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The news that movie fans have been waiting for is finally here: filming on Star Wars: Episode VII is underway. That's according to Disney chairman Alan Horn, who was being interviewed as part of Loyola Marymount University School of Film and … [Read more...]

Gremlins Remake In Advanced Development


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) With the news that Warner Bros. is developing a Goonies sequel, it turns out that the studio is also planning to reboot Gremlins. While news of a Gremlins remake was tossed around last year - much like any other 80's classic - Ain't it Cool News had now reported that … [Read more...]

Richard Donner Confirms Goonies Sequel


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) A sequel to one of the best loved movies of the 1980s, The Goonies, 'will happen.' That's according the film's legendary director Richard Donner, who was asked if he would ever do another comic book movie. He said (via TMZ): "If you call Goonies a comic book. … [Read more...]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer Reaction, Voice Casting, & Reported Delays

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) If there is one thing we know about Michael Bay, is that he doesn't pay attention to fan criticism. And why should he? The mega-producer's films have raked in billions at the worldwide box office, despite being widely criticised by mainstream movie critics. His … [Read more...]

New Trailer: The Drop Starring James Gandolfini


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The trailer for James Gandolfini's last film, crime drama The Drop, has officially landed online. While a movie written by Shutter Island's Dennis Lehane, starring both Gandolfini and Tom Hardy would have been exciting anyway, following the former's sudden passing … [Read more...]

New Poster – Sharknado 2: The Second One


Sharnado 2: The Second One will terrorize cheesy movie lovers in July! By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) After Sharknado changed the face of ridiculous movies forever, the SyFy channel has wasted little time in producing a sequel. Now ahead of its premiere on July 30th, the first official poster … [Read more...]

Harry Potter Spin-offs Fantastic Beasts Will Be Trilogy

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off film franchise, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, is being developed as a trilogy. The New York Times, made the revelation while profiling Warner Bros. new chief Kevin Tsujihara. The original Harry Potter franchise, … [Read more...]

UPDATED – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: New Images, Video, & Story Details

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

UPDATED: New poster and TV spot! By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following the success of of Rupert Wyatt's reboot, Rise of the Planet of the Apes (the franchise's second reboot), Fox wasted little time in developing the sequel. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, directed by Matt Reeves, is … [Read more...]

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