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.

Jared Leto To Play Andy Warhol In Biopic

Andy Warhol (Image: Jack Mitchell)

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Suicide Squad star Jared Leto will play iconic artist Andy Warhol in a screen biopic written by the Wolf of Wall Street's Terence Winter. The Oscar winning actor will also produce alongside Hollywood heavyweight Michael De Luca who boasts a string of successful … [Read more...]

New Trailer: Allied Starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following the abrupt end to Brad Pitt's high profile marriage, Paramount Pictures has debuted the latest preview for upcoming drama Allied featuring the actor opposite Oscar winner Marion Cotillard. Of course, the studio cannot be blamed for releasing the new 60 … [Read more...]

L.A. Confidential Director Curtis Hanson Has Died

L.A. Confidential: Director Curtis Hanson and Kim Basinger

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The Oscar-winning screenwriter and director of the seminal L.A. Confidential Curtis Hanson has passed away at the age of 71. While authorities have confirmed he died of natural causes, it has been reported that the talented filmmaker was battling Alzheimer's disease … [Read more...]

Passengers Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Pratt In ‘Titanic-In-Space’ Blockbuster


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Following the first full trailer for Passengers, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, the worldwide box-office is manning the life-rafts and bracing itself for 'Titanic-in-space'. Directed by Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), the sci-fi romantic disaster … [Read more...]

Man Of Steel 2 In Development: Henry Cavill’s Agent


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Henry Cavill will star in Man of Steel 2, according to his agent. The British actor's manager Dany Garcia told Newsweek that Man of Steel 2 is in development at Warner Bros. following the commercial success of Batman V Superman. She said: “Henry has a big … [Read more...]

Justice League: Batman’s Tactical Batsuit Revealed


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Director Zack Snyder has tweeted out a new picture from his upcoming Justice League blockbuster featuring Ben Affleck sporting a 'tactical Batsuit'. The pimped outfit looks heavily armoured featuring goggles and is rumored to be hooked up to the batmobile in some … [Read more...]

The Punisher: Is Ben Barnes Set For Villainous Role?

ben barnes

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Westworld star Ben Barnes is reportedly set to play a leading role in Netflix's Marvel series The Punisher. Cult vigilante character Frank Castle (aka the Punisher) has already appeared in season two of Daredevil, played by Jon Bernthal, and was warmly received by … [Read more...]

Adam Driver Compares Star Wars: Episode VIII To Empire Strikes Back


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Adam Driver has compared Star Wars: Episode VIII's dark tone to the seminal The Empire Strikes Back (1980). The actor, who will reprise his role as Sith villain Kylo Ren in the blockbuster, spoke to Collider about director Rian Johnson's 'clear' and 'nuanced' … [Read more...]

Benicio Del Toro Set To Join Shane Black’s Predator Reboot


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Oscar winning actor Benicio Del Toro is in talks over a lead role in the reboot of classic sci-fi action movie Predator. Deadline has reported that the Sicario star is in early negotiations over a part in the Shane Black's helmed blockbuster. Studio Fox want to … [Read more...]

Richard Linklater Directing The Last Detail Sequel With Impressive Cast

The Last Detail

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Richard Linklater's next project will be a sequel to Hal Ashby's classic The Last Detail (1973), which starred Jack Nicholson. The Last Flag will be adapted from author Darryl Ponicsan’s 2005 follow-up book and will star Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence … [Read more...]

Friday The 13th Screenwriter Launches Legal Battle Against Reboot

Friday the 13th

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) A lawsuit has been filed against Michael Bay's Friday the 13th reboot. After Bay's company Platinum Dunes and studio Paramount Pictures bagged director Breck Eisner (The Crazies) to take charge of their new revamped horror franchise – the screenwriter of the … [Read more...]

New Trailer: Blair Witch

Blair Witch

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The frightening new trailer for Blair Witch has landed online with Lionsgate marketing the film as one of the scariest films in recent years. And the latest preview is genuinely terrifying and should include a warning for any viewers suffering from claustrophobia as … [Read more...]

Amazon Studios Developing TV Version Of Martin Scorsese’s The Departed


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Amazon Studios is developing a small-screen version of Oscar winning crime epic The Departed (2006). The online giant is producing the series alongside Vertigo Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group, Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment and Warner Bros TV, all of … [Read more...]

New Trailer: La La Land, Starring Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling

La La Land

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) The latest trailer for Damien Chazelle's musical La La Land features Emma Stone singing about breaking into showbiz. This movie not only pairs Stone with fellow stone-cold A-lister Ryan Gosling, but it's also director Chazelle's follow-up to the critically acclaimed … [Read more...]

‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ Shot In 4K & HFR, Will Debut At New York Film Fest

Billy's Long Halftime Walk

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Ang Lee's new drama Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, filmed at 120 frames per second in ultra high definition, will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on October 14. An adaptation of a Ben Fountain novel, the story centers on an Iraq war veteran … [Read more...]

Martin Scorsese’s Silence Will Run Over 3 Hours


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Martin Scorsese's next picture, Silence, is set to be the longest of his acclaimed career. Variety reporter Kris Tapley revealed on Twitter that The Wolf of Wall Street filmmaker's new movie has a staggering 195 minute run time. Based on Shusaku Endo's novel, the … [Read more...]