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.

Rumor: Fox Talking With Marvel About Crossover


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Twentieth Century Fox has reportedly “talked” with Marvel Studios about a potential superhero crossover movie, according to a new rumor. Fox currently owns the cinematic rights to Marvel comic book properties X-Men and Fantastic Four – the latter of which … [Read more...]

Filmmakers Talk Rogue One’s Reshoots, Dark Tone


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Gareth Edwards has quashed rumors that Lucasfilm bosses were 'in a panic' over the tone of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The spin-off underwent four weeks of reshoots, which were first reported back in May, leading to stories that the Disney-owned studio … [Read more...]

Homeland’s Miranda Otto Joins Cast Of Annabelle 2


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Actress Miranda Otto has joined the sequel to horror box office smash Annabelle. The first movie, about a demonic doll, was a spinoff to New Line Cinema’s other hit scare-fest, The Conjuring (2013). Produced by James Wan and Peter Safran, the sequel will center … [Read more...]

Latest On Emmerich & Devlin’s Stargate Reboot

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Roland Emmerich and his longtime producing partner Dean Devlin are rebooting their first big hit – Stargate (1994). The duo have already returned to their huge 1996 hit Independence Day, having resisted the urge to make a sequel for over 20 years. But with … [Read more...]

Eli Roth To Direct Bruce Willis In Death Wish Remake


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Eli Roth has been signed to direct a remake of Death Wish starring Bruce Willis as vigilante Paul Kersey. Deadline reports that Big Bad Wolves duo Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado had been lined up to helm, but left the project due to creative differences. The … [Read more...]

Noomi Rapace Joins Alien: Covenant Production

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) After being inexplicably dumped by director Ridley Scott – Noomi Rapace will appear in the upcoming Alien: Covenant. Deadline reports that the Swedish actress, who played the lead character Elizabeth Shaw in Prometheus, has joined the production in Australia to … [Read more...]

Finding Dory: Biggest Animated Movie Box Office Opening Ever

Finding Dory

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Finding Dory is on course to become the biggest animated movie of all time after enjoying a record breaking opening weekend in North America. The Pixar sequel raked in a huge $136.2 million on its debut which is the biggest animated opening ever smashing Shrek the … [Read more...]

Helen Mirren Fulfilling ‘Greatest Ambition’ By Appearing In Fast 8

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Dame Helen Mirren is set to fulfil her “greatest ambition” by appearing in Fast 8. That's right, the 70-year-old British national treasure will join the musclebound cast of Fast 8 alongside petrolheads Vin Diesel and Jason Statham The actress, who famously … [Read more...]

Alien: Covenant Images Shows Ridley Scott, Michael Fassbender

Ridley Scott Alien: Covenant

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) A new set photo from the production of Alien: Covenant has been released showing Ridley Scott giving directions to the cast and crew. However, the most interesting part of the picture, which admittedly doesn't give much away, is star Michael Fassbender in the … [Read more...]

Despite Bombing In North America, Warcraft Scores Big In China

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Fantasy blockbuster Warcraft made an unprecedented $156 million on its debut in China – making it the biggest foreign opening in the country's history. The Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) -directed film was widely panned, and tanked in the U.S., taking in a … [Read more...]

Jennifer Lawrence & Adam McKay To Make Theranos Scandal Movie

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Jennifer Lawrence is set to play the world's youngest self-made female billionaire. The project will be written and directed by Oscar winner Adam McKay, and centers on controversial blood-testing startup Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes. Holmes started … [Read more...]

Mel Gibson Planning The Passion of The Christ Sequel


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Mel Gibson is developing a sequel to his biggest hit, The Passion of the Christ (2004) with Braveheart screenwriter Randall Wallace. The movie will be a direct sequel to the original and will center on the resurrection story of Jesus. Writer Wallace, who was Oscar … [Read more...]

Gladiator Writer Wants Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey Jr. For Persian Poet Epic

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The screenwriter behind Oscar winning epic Gladiator wants Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert Downey Jr. to lead his new film about a famous 13th century Persian poet. Writer David Franzoni, who won an Academy Award for his work on Sir Ridley Scott's acclaimed swords and … [Read more...]

Suicide Squad Gets PG-13 Rating


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Warner Bros.' next big comic book blockbuster Suicide Squad will be rated PG-13, much to the dismay of fans hoping for a Deadpool-style R-rating. However, the studio, DC Comics and director David Ayer have long insisted that the movie would be given the family … [Read more...]

Nothing Is Sacred: Splash Remake In Development

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Producer Brian Grazer has confirmed that he is remaking one of his most beloved movies – mermaid rom-com Splash. The 1984 film, which starred Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah, was Grazer and director Ron Howard's first huge success. During an interview with CNBC (via … [Read more...]

Daniel Day-Lewis Set To Star In P.T. Anderson’s Fashion Drama

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Daniel Day-Lewis is reuniting with There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson for his first film since 2012's Lincoln. The three time Oscar winning has been attached to the filmmaker's untitled feature for some time, and is now in advanced talks to take the … [Read more...]