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.

Writer: The Legend Of Conan Will Be ‘Direct Extension’ Of Original

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Arnold Schwarzenegger valiant bid to regain box office supremacy is set to continue with The Legend of Conan. Written by Fast and Furious scribe Chris Morgan, the sequel will be a “direct extension” of John Milius brutal Conan The Barbarian (1982), which the … [Read more...]

Teaser: Sofia Coppola’s A Very Murray Christmas

A Very Bill Murray Christmas

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The teaser for Sofia Coppola's A Very Murray Christmas, starring comedy icon Bill Murray, has arrived online. Take a look at the brief preview here: It doesn't give much a way about the Christmas Special, but shows the Ghostbusters actor wearing novelty antlers … [Read more...]

Hunger Games Team To Produce Homer’s The Odyssey As A Film Franchise

Homer The Odyssey

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The team behind The Hunger Games movies are set to turn epic poem Homer's The Odyssey into a blockbuster franchise. According to Variety, Lionsgate has tasked director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson with making at least two films based on the poem, … [Read more...]

Michael Bay Hires Dallas Buyers Club Writer To Pen Inherit the Earth, aka, Zombies Vs. Robots

Zombies vs. Robots

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) If the prospect of Michael Bay producing a film based on a comic book called Zombies vs. Robots fills your cinematic heart with dread, you are not alone. The Transformers director has a veritable hard-on for making bad movies and will stop at nothing in quest to ruin … [Read more...]

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Set To Land In March 2016


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The sequel to My Big Fat Greek Wedding is hoping clean up the box office crumbs left by blockbuster Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Universal Pictures will distribute the comedy which is scheduled for release in March, 2016 on the same weekend as Zach Snyder's … [Read more...]

World War Z 2 Will Be Unleashed In June 2017

World War Z

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Paramount Pictures has confirmed that World War Z 2 will hit screens in June 2017. The studio has assembled a strong team for the sequel, led by producer and star Brad Pitt, director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage) and writer Steven Knight (Eastern … [Read more...]

Ash vs. Evil Dead: Mimi Rogers Joins The Cast

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Actress Mimi Rogers has joined the cast of show Ash vs. Evil Dead alongside cult star Bruce Campbell. The series, which is a spinoff from Sam Raimi's Evil Dead franchise, is currently shooting in New Zealand. Lost in Space's Rogers will play Suzy Maxwell who is … [Read more...]

The Crow Remake: Andrea Riseborough Set To Play Villain

Andrea Riseborough

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The long gestating remake of The Crow is eyeing up another cast member in the form of Andrea Riseborough. Interestingly, the Birdman actress will not be playing the usual stock female role of girlfriend or damsel in distress, but a gang boss who is the picture's main … [Read more...]

Director & Cast Talk Point Break Remake, Plus New Pictures

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The remake of Kathryn Bigelow's iconic Point Break looks set to take the action to a whole new level. New pictures shows lead actors Luke Bracey (The Best of Me) and Édgar Ramirez (Deliver Us From Evil) taking on the roles of Johnny Utah and Bodhi, respectively, … [Read more...]

Bad Santa 2 Set To Start Filming In September

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Bad Santa 2, the sequel to the cult comedy, looks set to be out of development hell. Writer/director Doug Ellin told Collider that the follow-up to the subversive 2003 original starring Billy Bob Thornton is finally happening. He said: "I'm supposed to do Bad … [Read more...]

George Miller Announces Sequel Mad Max: The Wasteland

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Mad Max: The Wasteland will be the next installment of George Miller's dystopian blockbuster franchise, following the critical and box office success of Fury Road. During the weekend premiere, director Miller joined Twitter, and immediately announced: "There's more … [Read more...]

Will Darth Vader Be The Villain In Star Wars: Rogue One?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Gareth Edwards and Lucasfilm recently discussed plans for his spinoff film, Star Wars: Rogue One. But amidst all the hype surrounding the film, which will be released in December 2016, one question has amazingly not been addressed -- will Darth Vader appear … [Read more...]

First Images Of Orgrim From Duncan Jones’ Warcraft

Warcraft Ogrim

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Duncan Jones has released the first photos from his upcoming blockbuster Warcraft based on the iconic fantasy role playing game. The Moon helmer tweeted a picture featuring character Orgrim, who is a orc warchief, played by actor Robert Kazinsky. Jones … [Read more...]

Captain America: Civil War – Set Pictures Show Villain Crossbones

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) While Avengers: Age of Ultron continues to clean up the worldwide box office to the tune of over a billion dollars, the Marvel machine rolls on with Ant-Man opening July 17, 2015, and Captain America: Civil War currently filming in Atlanta. And several images have … [Read more...]

The Last Starfighter Sequel Set To Be Launched

The Last Starfighter

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) A sequel to cult classic The Last Starfighter is being developed more than 30-years after the original's release. Speaking with Yahoo! Movies, the film's original screenwriter Jonathan Betuel explained that he was working on relaunching the follow-up. He said: … [Read more...]

Star Wars: Rogue One – Diego Luna Cast In Spinoff Movie

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Gareth Edwards has added actor Diego Luna to the cast of his highly anticipated spinoff Star Wars: Rogue One. Variety reports that star Luna, best known for his role in Neill Blomkamp's Elysium, will appear as a rebel fighter tasked with sabotaging the … [Read more...]

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