A new poster has emerged for Tim Burton’s forthcoming fantasy feature Alice in Wonderland. The poster which is curiously sans its central character was released through Facebook on the Mad Hatter page. It was accompanied by the line  “help prepare his army!”.

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More posters are certain to be released between now and the movies release in March.

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Dwight_SchultzThere has been more excellent news from the set of the A-Team, which the word that original “Howling Mad” Murdock, Dwight Schultz, will make a cameo appearance. The Official Dwight Schultz Fansite have confirmed that the man himself has been in Vancouver on the set of the new movie filming a cameo and also commented that Sharlto Copely, who is reprising his most famous role, is ‘brilliant beyond words’.

Apparently Schultz has seen Copley’s screentest and has stated ‘that honestly, if Sharlto is given an opportunity to do what I saw in that test, Murdock will be better than ever!’

This is utterly fantastic stuff. A ringing endorsement from the original Murdock leaves me with no doubt that District 9 star Copley will be amazing. Now all we need is Mr. T and Dirk Benedict to turn up.

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Len WisemanDie Hard 4.0 and Underworld director Len Wiseman has signed on to direct Nocturne for 20th Century Fox. The initial premise of this movie, which is still looking for writers, is a post-apocalyptic thriller movie and centres on a group of people mysteriously surviving armageddon.

So far I’m thinking The Road meets 2012 meets Jericho (not the detective drama, the other one). Wiseman is currently attached to the underwater military action film Atlantis Rising and the futuristic war movie Shrapnel but doesn’t have a greenlight on any of the projects. He is also working on an adaptation of the best-selling Xbox game Gears of War.

No word on whether it’ll have Wiseman’s wife Kate Beckinsale in leather (perhaps just for a minute, please?) or on any potential stars. More word as I hear it.

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Matt_WeinerMatthew Weiner, the unfortunately monikered creator of hit TV series Mad Men is planning to make a romantic comedy called You Are Here, starring Jennifer Aniston and The Hangover stars Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis.

Weiner is very much in demand these days and has a deal with Lionsgate that will see him develop this project and two more feature films after. Shotting isn’t expected to start until 2011, as changes to the show’s schedule meant that production has to move back a full year.

So Mad Men creator plus 3 high-profile, very funny stars? I’m prepared to wait a little longer.

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Cecile_De_FranceTurns out that Steven Soderbergh and Paul Greengrass aren’t the only directors to recognise Matt Damon’s brilliance and want them in all their movies. Legendary film star and now full-time director Clint Eastwood is set to team up again with Damon for supernatural drama Hereafter. The pair are currently working on upcoming South African rugby/Nelson Mandela pic Invictus.

Belgian actress Cecile de France has just signed up to star in the movie, based on a script by Frost/Nixon scribe Peter Morgan. The script tells three stories about people who “are touched by death in different ways”, with De France’s character a French journalist who has a near-death experience.

Shooting has been underway for over a month in London, Paris, Hawaii and San Francisco. Hereafter is due to be released in December 2010, just in time for more Oscar nominations for 79 year-old Eastwood.

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