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 To Direct Every Episode Of HBO’s Utopia

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) David Fincher has enlisted Gone Girl author Gilliam Flynn to help adapt UK TV series Utopia for HBO. This will be the Fight Club filmmaker's second foray into television after producing and directing only a few episodes of, the award-winning House of … [Read more...]

Updated: Inherent Vice Trailer, PT Anderson Talks Spoof Film Influences

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Updated with the trailer, new poster By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Paul Thomas Anderson has revealed the films which influenced his latest project, Inherent Vice, including spoofs Police Squad! and Top Secret! Take a look at the trailer: Yet, despite being one of the most revered directors … [Read more...]

David Fincher: There Were Star Wars Talks

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) David Fincher has revealed that he talked to Lucasfilm producer Kathleen Kennedy about directing Star Wars: Episode VII. Indeed, before JJ Abrams was confirmed as director, there were reports that the Gone Girl helmer had been approached about the sequel, however, … [Read more...]

True Detective Rumors: Rachel McAdams Linked To Female Lead

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Yet another Hollywood A-lister has been added to the wanted list for second season of True Detective, and this time it's Rachel McAdams. Variety has reported that the Notebook star has been approached about the role of Ani Bezzarides, “a no-nonsense Monterey … [Read more...]

Is Viggo Mortensen Set For Role In Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The latest name to be churned out of the The Hateful Eight rumor mill is Viggo Mortensen. Following Quentin Tarantino's decision to go ahead with the western, after the first draft of the script was leaked, an array of A-list talent has been linked with the project, … [Read more...]

New Trailer and Photos – Kingsman: The Secret Service


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The second trailer for Matthew Vaughn's upcoming Kingsman: The Secret Service has been released, and includes even more thrills than the first. Also, check out new photos below. Adapted from a graphic novel by Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), … [Read more...]

Colin Farrell Confirms True Detective Season 2 Role

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following months of speculation, Colin Farrell has revealed that he will star in the second series of HBO's critically acclaimed True Detective. The In Bruges actor had been widely tipped to take one of the leading roles in Nic Pizzolatto's drama, and confirmed the … [Read more...]

Matt Damon Set For Shock Jason Bourne Return

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Matt Damon is set for a dramatic return to the role of Jason Bourne - at the expense of new franchise star Jeremy Renner. The Hurt Locker actor had replaced Damon for the last instalment, Bourne Legacy, and was set to reprise his role as Alex Cross in the fifth … [Read more...]

David Fincher Attacks Studios For Treating Films Like ‘Big Macs’

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) David Fincher has blasted Hollywood for using audiences "like cattle in a stockyard.” The Fight Club director, who is currently promoting new thriller Gone Girl, has lashed out at the industry and accused studios of viewing films like commodities. He said (via … [Read more...]

Is An Obi Wan Kenobi Spin-off Movie In Development?

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) With Star Wars: Episode VII currently in production, speculation surrounding the proposed standalone films is hotting up faster than Princess Leia in a gold bikini. The latest name to be linked with the spin-off treatment is Obi Wan Kenobi, who was played by Alec … [Read more...]

Rare Test Footage For 1983 Version Of Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Footage has emerged showing Disney's early attempt at producing Who Framed Roger Rabbit, with Paul Reubens voicing the titular character. The video is actually a 1983 episode of Disney Studio Showcase and features animator Mike Giamo and producer Marc Sturdivant. … [Read more...]

Set Photo – Mission: Impossible 5


By Mark Hodge (DoddleNEWS) Tom Cruise is getting ready for Mission: Impossible 5, and has assembled a crack team to help him conquer the worldwide box office. Director Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) tweeted a picture from the set (see left), which features the Top Gun star alongside … [Read more...]

Andrew Garfield Slams Sony Over The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Andrew Garfield has admitted that parts of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 “didn't work,” and lays the blame firmly at the door of studio Sony. The Marc Webb directed sequel, which was the fifth Spidey adaptation in 12 years, received mixed reviews and was considered a … [Read more...]

Orlando Bloom Set For Surprise Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Return

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Orlando Bloom is in talks over a return to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, and reunite with its star Johnny Depp. The British actor revealed, while at Oz Comic-Con in Brisbane, that he is considering returning for the fifth film, titled Dead Men Tell No … [Read more...]

Top Gun 2 Lands New Screenwriter

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following the tragic death of director Tony Scott, Top Gun 2 is finally ready to launch and has landed a new screenwriter. Justin Marks, who penned Jon Favreau's upcoming The Jungle Book, previously worked with producer Jerry Bruckheimer on shelved Disney project … [Read more...]

Paramount Announces Two New Terminator Sequels


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The Terminator franchise is officially back with a vengeance, with Paramount announcing the dates of two new sequels. Yet, despite the fact that the reboot, titled Terminator Genisys (aka Terminator: Genesis, aka Terminator 5), won't be released until next year, … [Read more...]

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