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.

Danny Boyle Confirms Trainspotting Sequel Will Be His Next Film


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Danny Boyle has confirmed that his next project will be Trainspotting sequel, Porno. The Oscar winning filmmaker revealed to Deadline that original cast members Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle have all agreed to star. He … [Read more...]

Joaquin Phoenix On Turning Down Blockbusters, Such As Doctor Strange

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Screen heavyweight Joaquin Phoenix thinks blockbuster movies neglect character development in favour of action set pieces. The Master actor was reportedly in talks with Marvel about playing Doctor Strange before Benedict Cumberbatch took the role. Speaking with Time … [Read more...]

Daniel Craig Says SPECTRE Will Be His LAST Bond Movie


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Daniel Craig has described SPECTRE as "Skyfall times 10," and revealed that he does not want to play James Bond ever again. The 47-year-old actor spoke to Esquire about his fourth outing as the superspy and confirmed that he cannot envisage taking on the role … [Read more...]

Trailer: Macbeth, Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The U.S. trailer for Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as the ultimate power couple has arrived online. Directed by Justin Kurzel (The Snowtown Murders), the movie is a moody adaptation of Shakespeare famous 'Scottish play' centering on a … [Read more...]

Writer Reveals Story Behind Robert Zemeckis’ WW2 Film Starring Brad Pitt

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The story behind screenwriter Steven Knight's new film, an untitled World War 2 romantic thriller, is so extraordinary, it could be a movie itself. The Locke filmmaker was 21-years-old and working as a dishwasher in Texas, when his girlfriend told him a supposedly … [Read more...]

Matt Damon Says Bourne 5 Set In “Post-Snowden World”

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Matt Damon has revealed the fifth Jason Bourne movie is influenced by the Edward Snowden case and the global economic downturn. The Good Will Hunting star infamously turned down the chance to appear in the fourth film, after publicly falling out with writer and … [Read more...]

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...]