1993-94 Film Releases (C)1993 Eric G. Carter All Rights Reserved
February 24, 1993
70mm = 70mm prints available (SR) = Dolby Spectral Recording (SRD) = Dolby Stereo Digital/Dolby Spectral Recording (SS) = Stereo Surrounds (CDS) = Cinema Digital Sound (DTS) = Universal Digital Sound (SDS) = Sony Digitial Sound (TBA) = To Be Announced 1.33, 1.66, 1.85, 2.21, 2.35 = Aspect Ratios Most Films shot with 65mm negative and blowups from 'scope to 70mm have aspect ratio of 2.21
Release dates are *very* subject to change.
DOUBLE THREAT January 8 (regional)
BY A THREAD TBA Dir: Craig Richardson Cast: Michael O'Hare
A psychological drama.
RED RAIN TBA Dir: Jim Kaufman Cast: Jennifer Beals, Shane Briant, Russel Crowe Producers: Rosa Colosimo, Will Spencer Screenplay: Rosa Colosimo D.P.: Dion Beere Start Date: 1/25/93, Australia, Italy Negative Cost: $7 million
DR. PETIOT 1993 Dir: Christian de Chalonge Cast: Michel Serrault, Pierre Romans, Zbignew Horoks Producers: Alain Sarde, Philippe Chapelier Dehesdin Screenplay: Christian de Chalonge, Dominique Garnier
This film is based on the true story of France's most notorious
criminal, who cremated dozens of people during WWII. Excellent macabre word. Opened in London on 10/25/92.
HALFAQUINE: CHILD OF THE TERRACES March Dir: Ferid Boughedir Cast: Selim Boughedir, Carolyn Chelby Producers: Ahmed Attia, Eliane Stutterheim Screenplay: Ferid Boughedir
A twelve-year-old Tunisian boy is no longer permitted to accompany
his mother to the women's Turkish baths in this coming-of-age story.
MARTHA AND I 1993 Dir: Jiri Weiss Cast: Michel Piccoli, Marianne Sagebrecht
Venice Festival Award winning film concerns the WWII marriage of a
Jewish doctor to his German maid. Sagebrecht last enchanted in ROSALIE GOES SHOPPING.
WAITING Spring Dir: Jackie McKimmie Cast: Noni Hazelhurst, Deborra-Lee Furness, Frank Whitten, Helen Jones, Fiona Press, Denis Moore Producer: Ross Matthews Screenplay: Jackie McKimmie
Australian comedy-drama about the reunion of old friends hosted by
an expectant mother.
Buena Vista (Disney)
THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (Walt Disney) April 2 Dir: Stephen Sommers Cast: Elijah Wood, Laura Bundy , Jason Robards, Robbie Coltrane, Courtney B. Vance, Ron Perlman, Mary Louise Wilson, Dana Ivey Producers: Laurence Mark, John Baldecchi Screenplay: Stephen Sommers, based on Mark Twain's novel Start Date: 9/26/92, Natchez, MS Negative Cost: $11 million
One of the entries in the Huck Finn wars. Wood scored in AVALON and
THE AIR UP THERE TBA Dir: Paul Michael Glaser Cast: Kevin Bacon, Sean McCann, Eric Menyuk, Charles Gitonga Mainah, Yolanda Vasquez, Dennis Patrick, Winston Ntshona, Miriam Owiti, Ilo Mutombo, Nigel Miguel Producer: Rosalie Swerdlin Screenplay: Ken Kaufman, Max Apple D.P.: Jan Kiesser Start Date: 12/5/92, Toronto, Africa
Comedy where an assistant college- basketball coach goes on a
recruiting mission to Africa. Plot sounds quite similar to LOW FIVES. Formerly NBA star Bob McAdoo is technical consultant. Formerly at Universal.
ALGONQUIN (Touchstone) April 23 Dir: Mike Binderz Cast: Elizabeth Perkins, Diane Lane, Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton, Kevin Pollak, Kimberly Williams, Matt Craven, Sam Raimi, Vincent Spano, Julie Warner Producers: Bobby Newmeyer, Jeff Silver Screenplay: Mike Binder D.P.: Tom Sigel Start Date: 8/27/92, Huntsville, Canada
Ensemble comedy about nine friends who reunite at their old summer
camp in Algonquin Park in Canada. Formerly titled TAMAKWA, has been changed back to the original title.
ALIVE (Touchstone/Paramount) 1.85 (SRD) (SS) January 15 Rating: :"R" rated for crash scenes too intense for unaccompanied children Dir: Frank Marshall Cast: Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano, Josh Hamilton, Illeana Douglas, Sam Behrens, Ele Keats Exec. Producer: Kathleen Kennedy Producer: Robert Watts Screenplay: Monte Merrick D.P.: Peter James Start Date: 3/16/92, British Columbia
Co-production between two studios is another version of that Andes
plane crash cannibalism episode of several years ago. Marshall directed ARACHNOPHOBIA. Features visual effects by ILM, crisp Michael Kahn editing and production design by Norman Reynolds. A total of 32 Dolby SR-D Digital prints were released.
ANGIE, I SAYS (Caravan/Touchstone) TBA Dir: Martha Coolidge Cast: Geena Davis Exec Producer: Joe Roth Producer: Larry Brezner Screenplay: Todd Graff, based on Avra Wing's novel Start Date: 3/93
The first project at Joe Roth's new Caravan Pictures deal at Disney
features another script from the super-hot Graff (USED PEOPLE, THE VANISHING) after being put into turnaround at Fox. An independent Italian-American Queens, NY girl looks for love. A ninties version of MARTY. Madonna worked on the development of the project, but has decided to topline in a film produced by her Maverick company, as was originally announced. Rather than delay the shoot on this film, Roth dismissed Madonna and director Jonathan Kaplan and signed Geena Davis. Madonna was not pleased. Front-running director candidate Coolidge is hot after RAMBLING ROSE and LOST IN YONKERS.
ASPEN EXTREME (Hollywood) January 22 Rating: "PG-13" for seom language, drug content and nudity. Dir: Patrick Hasburgh Cast: Paul Gross, Peter Berg, Teri Polo, Finola Hughes, Tony Griffin Producer: Leonard Goldberg Screenplay: Patrick Hasburgh Negative Cost: $14 million
Filmed on the slopes at Aspen is this action film from Aspen
resident Hasburgh. Tony is Merv's son.
THE BAD BOYS (Hollywood) TBA Dir: Michael Bay Cast: Dana Carvey, Jon Lovitz Producers: Don Simpson, Jerry Bruckheimer Screenplay: George Gallo, Tom Pope, James Toback, Larry Ferguson Start Date: TBA, Miami
Mega-producers Simpson and Bruckheimer finally had a project going
under their Disney deal, but it has been shelved for the time being for script work. Both Carvey and Lovitz have play-or-pay deals ($2 million and $600K, respectively), so scheduling difficulties may really hurt this film's chances of getting made.
BEAUTY (Hollywood) December Dir: TBA Cast: Bruce Willis Producers: David Willis, Suzanne Todd, Andy Vajna Screenplay: Gene Quintano Start Date: 2/93
A fantasy where a medieval Sleeping Beauty wakes up in contemporary
New York. From Cinergi.
BEYOND INNOCENCE (Hollywood) Summer Dir: Sidney Lumet Cast: Don Johnson, Rebecca DeMornay, Jack Warden, Stephen Lang Producer: Martin Ransohoff Screenplay: Larry Cohen D.P.: Andrzej Bartkowiak Start Date: 10/7/92, Toronto
Johnson is a heavy in this murder mystery. DeMornay is the
attorney who gets involved with him.
BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT (Hollywood) (SRD) (SS) February 5 (Rochester, Tucson, Las Vegas) Rating: "R" for strong violence and language, and for sexuality and drug content Spring (wider) Dir: Taylor Hackford Cast: Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Damian Chapa, E.J. Castillo, Roxann Biggs, Tom Wilson, Karmin Murcelo, Victor Rivers, Jenny Gago, Carlos Carrasco, Geoffrey Rivas, Danny Trejo, Victor Mohica, Noah Verduzco, Delroy Lindo, Tom Towles, Cing Rhames Producer: Taylor Hackford, Jerry Gershwin, Stratton Leopold Screenplay: Jimmy Santiago, Jeremy Iacone D.P.: Gabriel Beristain Composer: Bill Conti Start Date: 5/6/91, Los Angeles, San Quentin
Epic production of the genesis of the Mexican-American "mafia".
Runs 157 minutes long. Excellent advanced word. Test marketed in three cities. Talk of a possible title change.
BORN YESTERDAY (Hollywood) March 26 Dir: Luis Mandoki Cast: Melanie Griffith, Don Johnson, John Goodman Producer: Dino Constantine Conte Screenplay: Douglas McGrath, based on Garson Kanin's play and film D.P.: Lajos Koltai Start Date: 6/15/92, Los Angeles
Griffith takes on the role that won an Oscar for Judy Holliday.
Johnson plays the part William Holden filled. They had been pursuing Nick Nolte for the Broderick Crawford role in this remake of the Garson Kanin play/film, but now John Goodman will take that role. Mandoki directed WHITE PALACE.
BUDDY COPS TBA Cast: George C. Scott Producer: David Permut
CABIN BOY (Touchstone) TBA Dir: Adam Resnick Cast: Chris Elliott Producer: Denise DiNovi Screenplay: Adam Resnick Start Date: 2/17/93
Spoiled prep school grad sails from Maine to Hawaii. Resnick and
Elliott worked together on TV show GET A LIFE.
THE CEMETERY CLUB February 3 (NY, LA) Rating: "PG-13" for sensuality and some language February 12 (wide) Dir: Bill Duke Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Diane Ladd, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello, Lainie Kazan, Christina Ricci, Wallace Shawn, Lee Richardson, Jerry Orbach, Louis Guss Producers: Bonnie Palef, Sophie Hurst, David Brown Screenplay: Ivan Menchell, based on his play D.P.: Steven Poster Composer: Elmer Bernstein Start Date: 7/15/92, Pittsburgh
Comedy about the relationship between thtree elderly Jewish widows
who visit their late husbands' graves in Queens each month. One of the women falls in love, which causes a rift between the friends. Ricci scored big as Wednesday in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Duke directed DEEP COVER and A RAGE IN HARLEM.
THE COLOR OF KNIGHT TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producer: Andy Vajna Screenplay: Matthew Chapman
A psychiatrist must take over his recently murdered best friend's
therapy group in order to root out his killer. From Cinergi.
COOL RUNNINGS (Touchstone) 1993 Dir: Jon Turteltaub Cast: Leon Robinson, Doug E. Doug, Rawle Lewis, Malik Yoba, John Candy Producer: Dawn Steel Screenplay: Jean Bereziuk D.P.: Phedon Papamichael Start Date: 2/1/93, Calgary, Jamaica Negative Cost: $14 million
Story about the Jamaican bobsled team at the 1988 Winter Olympics
finally gets off the ground. Candy is the coach of the team. Turteltaub helmed the surprise moneymaker 3 NINJAS. Formerly titled BLUE MAAGA.
DOUBLE BLAST TBA Dir: Tim Spring Cast: Linda Blair, Dale 'Apollo' Cook, Robert Z'Dar, Chuck Williams, Ron Hall, Joe Estevez, Lorne Berfield, Crystal Summer Producers: David Hunt, Chuck Williams, William Burr Screenplay: Paul Gulino D.P.: Zalton David Start Date: 1/11/93, Philippines
A FAR OFF PLACE 2.35 (Walt Disney) March 12 Dir: Mikael Salomon Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Ethan Randall, Maximillian Schell, Jack Thompson, David Marshall Grant, Karen Austin, Sarel Bok, Jean Pierre Castaldi Exec Producer: Kathleen Kennedy Producers: Eva Monley, Elaine Sperber Screenplay: Jonathan Hensleigh, Sally Robinson, inspired by the books of Sir Laurens can der Post D.P.: Pal Gyulay Start Date: 5/26/92, Zimbabwe, Namibia
Teenaged orphans must make a thousand-mile walk across the Kalahari
Desert in Africa. Directorial debut by ace D.P. Salomon explains spectacular cinematography. First 'scope film from Buena Vista since MEDICINE MAN. Witherspoon triumphed in THE MAN IN THE MOON. Has hilarious new Roger Rabbit short TRAIL MIX-UP attached. From Amblin'.
FINAL TOUR TBA Dir: Daniel Petrie Jr. Producer: Patrick Hasburgh Screenplay: Daniel Petrie Jr. Start Date: 2/93, Vancouver
GONE FISHIN' TBA Dir: Steve Herek Cast: John Travolta Producer: Debra Hill Screenplay: Jeffrey Abrams, Jill Mazursky Start Date: 12/91, Orlando
Comedy/adventure about two hen-pecked husbands. Shot at Disney-MGM
HOCUS POCUS (Walt Disney) 2.35 (SRD) July 23 Dir: Kenny Ortega Cast: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Thora Birch, Omri Katz, Vinessa Shaw Producers: David Kirschner, Steven Haft Screenplay: Kenny Ortega D.P.: Hiro Narita Start Date: 10/12/92, Los Angeles, Salem, MA Negative Cost: $30+ million Three 17th Century witches are transported to present-day Salem, Mass. on Halloween night. The many visual effects including a talking animatronic cat. Najimy scored in SISTER ACT, Ortega didn't, in helming NEWSIES. EFX from Buena Vista.
HOMEWARD BOUND: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY (W. Disney) February 3 (NY, LA) Rating: "G" February 12 (wide) Dir: Duwayne Dunham Cast: Robert Hays. Kim Greist, Benj Thall, Veronica Lauren, Kevin Chevalia Producers: Franklin R. Levy, Jeffrey Chernov Screenplay: Caroline Thompson and Linda Woolverton, based on Sheila Burnford's novel Composer: Bruce Broughton
Two dogs and a cat cross the Sierra Nevada to rejoin their masters.
Remake of the oft-loved tale. Dunham is one of David Lynch's editors…he directed a TWIN PEAKS segment. Woolverton wrote BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Opened in Hollywood exclusively at the El Capitan.
I LOVE TROUBLE (Touchstone) TBA Dir: Charles Shyer Cast: Julia Roberts Producer: Nancy Meyers Screenplay: Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer
Producers are looking for Harrison Ford to come aboard as the male
lead of this romantic comedy, ala' the Tracy-Hepburn films. Meyers and Shyer are responsible for the big hit FATHER OF THE BRIDE, as well as BABY BOOM and IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES.
THE INKWELL TBA Dir: Matty Rich Cast: TBA Exec Producer: Irving Azoff Producer: Guy Riedel Screenplay: Trey Ellis Start Date: 5/93 Negative Cost: $8 million
Hot director Rich (STRAIGHT OUT OF BROOKLYN) directs this film
about an idiosyncratic African-American teenager who "finds himself" when he finds love.
IRON WILL TBA Dir: Charlie Haid Cast: Mackenzie Austin, Kevin Spacey, David Ogden Stiers, Brian Cox, August Schellenberg, George Gerdes, John Terry, Penelope Windust, Jeffrey Alan Chandler, Michael Laskin Producers: Patrick Palmer, Robert Schwartz Screenplay: Jeff Arch D.P.: William H. Wages Start Date: 1/9/93, Minnesota, Montana
JEFFERSON IN PARIS 1994 Dir: James Ivory Cast: Greta Scacchi Producer: Ismail Merchant Screenplay: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Start Date: 9/93, Paris Negative Cost: $14 million
Merchant/Ivory get their Disney deal going with a tale set in the
18th Century when Thomas Jefferson was ambassador to France.
JOEY COYLE Fall Dir: Ramon Menendez Cast: John Cusack Producer: Tom Musca Screenplay: Ramon Menendez, Tom Musca Start Date: 2/1/93, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh
An unemployed longshoreman finds $1 million in unmarked bils and
launders it through the Mafia. Menendez and Musca worked together on STAND AND DELIVER.
THE LION KING 1st Half 1994 Dir: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff Voices: Robert Guillaume Producer: Don Hahn Screenplay: Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice Start Date: 6/15/92, Los Angeles
Disney's 32nd animated feature concerns the coming-of-age of a young
lion. Hahn produced BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Formerly titled KING OF THE JUNGLE.
LIFE WITH MIKEY (Touchstone) August 13 Dir: James Lapine Cast: Michael J. Fox Producers: Scott Rudin, Marc Lawrence D.P.: Laszlo Kovacs Start Date: 9/92
A former child star becomes a talent agent because he loves children
in this comedy. Lapine directed IMPROMPTU.
THE MIGHTY DUCKS 2 (Walt Disney) TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producers: Jordan Kerner, John Avnet Screenplay: Steve Brill Start Date: 6/93
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS November Dir: Henry Selick Producers: Tim Burton, Denise DiNovi Screenplay: Caroline Thompson Composer: Danny Elfman Start Date: 8/1/91, San Francisco
This stop-motion animation holiday fantasy has secretly been in
production for some time now. Elfman wrote ten songs and the score, as well as providing the singing voice for the lead character, Jack Skellington.
ORIGINAL SIN TBA Dir: Mike Figgis Cast: Sharon Stone Producer: Andy Vajna Screenplay: Joe Eszterhas Start Date: 3/93 Negative Cost: $35 million
Hot, hot Sharon Stone is a woman haunted by the memories of a man
she loved in a past life. A talk-show host helps her find the man, while simultaneously falling in love with her. There is apparently more to the past love than she recalls……. Eszterhas wrote Stone's breakthrough film BASIC INSTINCT. From Cinergi.
POCAHONTAS November 1994 Composer: Alan Menken
Disney's 33rd feature-length animated film is a romantic "Romeo and
Juliet" with Pocahontas and John Smith.
A PORTRAIT OF A LADY TBA Dir: James Ivory Producer: Ismail Merchant Screenplay: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Start Date: 1993
First film under the Merchant-Ivory deal with Disney.
THE PROGRAM (Touchstone) Summer Dir: David S. Ward Cast: James Caan, Craig Sheffer, Kristy Swanson, Halle Berry, Omar Epps, Jon Maynard Pennell, Abe Benrubi, Andrew Bryniarski, Duane Davis, Joey Adams Producer: Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Screenplay: Aaron Lathan, David S. Ward D.P.: Victor Hammer Start Date: 11/16/92, South Carolina Negative Cost: $15-$20 million
Caan is the coach in this film which follows an incoming college
freshman and a quarterback in contention for the Heisman Trophy. Over the course of the football season, the coach's program puts itself above the needs of the players. "It's about love, sex, honor, betrayal, winning, losing, drugs, booze, hard work and quitting. It's about college." Co-produced with The Samuel Goldwyn Co.
QUIZ SHOW (Hollywood) TBA Dir: Robert Redford Producers: Mark Johnson, Barry Levinson Screenplay: Paul Attansio, based on Richard Goodwin's book REMEMBERING AMERICA
The 1950's TV quiz show scandals are taken to task in this film from
RAT RACE (Touchstone) TBA Dir: Amy Heckerling Cast: TBA Screenplay: Amy Heckerling, based on Alain Renais' film MON ONCLE D'AMERIQUE Start Date: 3/93
Inspired by Renais' wonderful 1980 film, which depicted the
inevitability of adult human behavior based on early upbringing, including several scenes played by rats, Ms. Heckerling's entire film will have rats used throughout the film.
RENAISSANCE MAN December Dir: Penny Marshall Cast: TBA Producers: Penny Marshall, Andy Vajna Screenplay: Jim Burnstein Negative Cost: $25+ million
A burned-out ad exec gets a job teaching Army personnel and falls in
love with teaching. Apparently Mel Gibson and Tom Hanks are both considering this one. From Cinergi.
SANTA CLAUSE (Hollywood) December Cast: Tim Allen Producer: Robert Newmyer Screenplay: Steve Rudnick, Leo Benvenuti
Star of TV's "Home Improvement" makes his feature film debut in this
comedy of a young child's father who becomes Santa.
SIGNIFICANT OTHER (Touchstone) December Dir: Luis Mandoki Cast: Andy Garcia, Meg Ryan Producers: Jon Avnet, Jordan Kerner Screenplay: Ron Bass, Al Franken, Susan Shilliday Start Date: 5/93
A co-dependent relationship with a husband who discovers that his
wife is an alcoholic. This project has been jumping around since 1989, with directors Garry Marshall, Alan Pakula and Lasse Hallstrom, actors Tom Hanks, Michelle Pfeiffer abd Debra Winger involved at various stages. Mandoki helmed WHITE PALACE and GABY - A TRUE STORY.
SISTER ACT II (Touchstone) Summer Cast: Whoopi Goldberg Producers: Dawn Steel, Scott Rudin Start Date: 3/93
Will boxoffice lightning strike twice? Goldberg becomes the highest
paid actress in history for this project.
SLEEPING BEAUTY 2.21 70mm TBA
Disney's stylized Technirama animated feature makes yet another
appearance on the big screen. Delayed from an Easter 1993 opening.
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFSSNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS 1.33 Summer
Following another painstaking frame-by-frame restoration, this all-
time Disney classic will resurface in Dolby Stereo.
THE SON-IN-LAW (Hollywood) July 30 Dir: Steve Rash Cast: Pauly Shore, Lane Smith, Cindy Pickett, Carla Gugino, Mason Adams, Dan Gauthier, Dennis Burkley, Patrick Renna Producers: Peter Lenkov, Michael Rotenberg Screenplay: Patrick Clifton, Susan McMartin, Shawn Schepps, Fax Bahr, Adam Small D.P.: Peter Deming Start Date: 11/15/92, Los Angeles
Wacked-out comedy about a hip urban guy who masquerades as the
fiance of a Midwest farm girl. MTV's Shore scored well in ENCINO MAN.
STAKEOUT 2 (Touchstone) Summer Dir: John Badham Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Rosie O'Donnell Producers: Jim Kouf, Lynn Bigelow Screenplay: Jim Kouf D.P.: Roy Wagner Start Date: 1/11/93, Las Vegas, Vancouver
Sequel to the successful 1987 film. This time they must pose as a
STANLEY AND LIVINGSTON TBA Producer: Nick Krantz
A new version of the tale of Darkest Africa.
STEEPLECHASE (Hollywood) 1993 Dir: Patrick Hasburgh Cast: TBA Producer: TBA Screenplay: Patrick Hasburgh Start Date: 2/92
Sexy ski instructor tries to make it in the real world in this
comedy. Also known as ASPEN.
SUPER MARIO BROTHERS (Hollywood) (SRD) May 28 Dir: Rocky Morton, Anabel Jankel Cast: Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Samantha Mathis, Dennis Hopper, Fisher Stevens, Richard Edson, Dana Kaminsky, Mojo Nixon Producers: Roland Joffe, Jake Eberts Screenplay: Barry Morrow, Ed Solomon D.P.: Dean Semler Negative Cost: $45 million Start Date: 5/6/92, Wilmington, NC
Live-action comedy-adventure based on the video game is being co-
directed by the creators of the original MAX HEADROOM for British TV. Tons of visual effects. From Lightmotive.
SWING KIDS (Hollywood) March 5 (limited) Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Thomas Carter Cast: Barbara Hershey, Kenneth Branagh, Robert Sean Leonard, Christian Bale, Frank Whaley Exec Producers: Chris Meledandri, Frank Marshall Producers: Mark Gordon, John Bard Manulis, Jan Balzer Screenplay: Jonathan Feldman Start Date: 2/3/92, Prague
Story of rebellious teenagers in Nazi Germany whose love for
American swing music drives their passions against the tyranny. Branagh was last seen in PETER'S FRIENDS, Leonard scored big in DEAD POETS SOCIETY, Bale also toplined Disney's NEWSIES and Whaley was last seen in HOFFA. Carter has been scheduled to direct Lucasfilm's RED TAILS.
TERMINAL VELOCITY (Hollywood) December Dir: Kevin Reynolds Cast: TBA Producers: Andy Vajna, Ted Field Screenplay: David Twohy Negative Cost: $50 million
A skydiving instructor investigates the death of a student and
stumbles onto an international conspiracy. Tentative helmer Reynolds directed ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES. From Cinergi and Interscope.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS (Touchstone) November Dir: Stephen Herek Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Chris O'Donnell Exec Producers: Jon Avnet, Jordan Kerner Producers: Joe Roth, Roger Birnbaum Screenplay: David Loughery D.P.: Dean Semler Composer: Michael Kamen Start Date: 4/15/93, Vienna, Salzburg, London
Fast-tracked by Disney in the Musketeers' War, this project has
reverted to Joe Roth's Caravan Pictures. Sutherland plays Athos, Sheen is Aramis and O'Donnell is D'Artagnan. D.P. Semler won an Oscar for DANCES WITH WOLVES.
TINA: WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? (Touchstone) July 9 Dir: Brian Gibson Cast: Angela Bassett, Larry Fishburne, Jenifer Lewis Producers: Barry Krost, Doug Chapin Screenplay: Kate Lanier, Larry Fishburne D.P.: Jamie Anderson Start Date: 12/9/92, Los Angeles, Sacramento
The life story of Tina Turner. Whitney Houston and Halle Berry were
among those who tested for the role that went to Ms. Bassett, who can be seen in MALCOLM X. Fishburne plays Ike Turner.
TOMBSTONE TBA Dir: Kevin Jarre Cast: TBA Producers: Jim Jacks, Sean Daniel Screenplay: Kevin Jarre Start Date: 3/29/93, Arizona
An historial epic about Wyatt Earp and the gunfight at O.K. Corral
is one of two Earp features to be greenlighted for this year. Kevin Costner was offered the lead in this one before taking the other. A top-flight ensemble cast may be headed by Kurt Russell. From Cinergi.
TOTALLY LONDON (Hollywood) TBA Cast: Pauly Shore Producers: Brad Weston, Bob Beitcher, Michael Rotenberg Screenplay: Ryan Rowe
Shore goes to England to work for a Duke's family.
TRAIL MIXUP March 12 Dir: Rob Minkoff Voices: Charles Fleischer Exec Producer: Steven Spielberg Start Date: Summer '92, Orlando
This time Roger Rabbit goes out west in this short to be produced at
Disney Animation's Florida studios. This one is attached to the front of A FAR OFF PLACE (an Amblin' film) as Mr. Spielberg is tired of helping Disney productions at the boxoffice with his shorts.
TWIST (Touchstone) TBA Dir: Frank Oz Cast: Steve Martin Screenplay: Steve Martin Start Date: 1993
Drama with comedic overtones concerns families and the criminal
ULTIMATUM (Touchstone) TBA Dir: Roger Spottiswoode Cast: TBA Producer: Gale Anne Hurd Screenplay: Laurance Dworet, Robert Roy Poole, Jim Kouf, Ron Shelton
Thriller concerning political terrorism. Hurd produced ALIENS,
TREMORS and RAISING CAIN, among others.
UNTITLED PATRICK SWAYZE (Hollywood) June 25 Dir: Darrell James Roodt Cast: Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry, Diane Ladd, Brian Bonsall, Sabrina Lloyd Producers: Anant Singh, Nick Pileggi, Gillian Gorfil Screenplay: Scott Spencer Start Date: 11/16/92, San Antonio, New Orleans, Los Angeles
Swayze is a wayward father who goes on the lam with his two
children. Berry is the female lead, a reporter. She was most recently seen in BOOMERANG. Bonsall plays Lt. Worf's son Alexander in STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. Roodt directed SARAFINA! Pileggi produced GOODFELLAS. Formerly titled JACK OF HEARTS and HONOR AMONG THIEVES.
WHO DISCOVERED ROGER RABBIT (Touchstone) TBA Dir: TBA Cast: Voice of Charles Fleischer, TBA Exec. Producer: Steven Spielberg Screenplay: TBA
This prequel to the 1988 smash hit WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT has been
put on hold since Disney and Amblin' cannot agree on a script after innumerable attempts.
ZONE OF SILENCE TBA Producers: Don Simpson, Jerry Bruckheimer Screnplay: John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion
AMERICAN CYBORG April 16 Rating: "R" for strong violence and for language
AMERICAN NINJA 5 June 4 Cast: Michael Dudikoff
AMERICAN SAMURAI TBA Rating: "R" for violence Dir: San Firstenberg Cast: David Bradley Producer: Alan Greenblatt Screenplay: Courtney Joyner
An American Ninja's brother is killed and he goes to Turkey to find
CHICAGO LOOP TBA Cast: James Spader, Theresa Russell
A suspense film.
COLD TO THE TOUCH TBA Dir: Aaron Norris Cast: Chuck Norris, Calvin Levels, Christopher Neame, Sheree J. Wilson, Jack Adalist, Ori Levi, Asher Tzarfati, Elky Jacobs, Jack Messinger Producer: Chris Pearce Screenplay: Don Thompson D.P.: Joao Fernandez Start Date: 10/28/92, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem
Chuck's son Aaron gets to boss Dad around.
FIFTY/FIFTY February 26 (limited) Rating: "R" for scenes of violence, and for language Dir: Charles Martin Smith Cast: Peter Weller, Robert Hays, Charles Martin Smith Producers: Maurice Singer, Raymond Wagner Screenplay: Dennis Shryack, Michael Butler
Two mercenaries are hired by the CIA to overthrow the dictator of a
small island nation in the South China Sea in this comedy/adventure.
GOOD COP/BAD COP May 7
MIDNIGHT RIDE May 14 Dir: Bob Bralver Cast: Michael Dudikoff, Mark Hamill, Robert Mitchum Producer: Ovidio G. Assonitis Screenplay: Russell V. Manzatt, Bob Bralver
Thriller about a woman who gives a lift to a serial killer and her
husband who must save her.
MUMMY LIVES June 11
NIGHTMARE April 30
NO PLACE TO HIDE May 26 Rating: "R" for violence, sexuality and language Dir: Richard Danus Cast: Kris Kristofferson, Drew Barrymore, Martin Landau Producer: Alan Amiel Screenplay: Richard Danus
A secret society threatens the life of a 14-year old orphan girl.
A detective risks his all to protect her. Formerly titled TIPPERARY.
NO RETURN TBA Cast: Charles Bronson
Somehow I don't think they're talking about bottles...
OVER THE LINE August Rating: "R" for strong violence, sexuality and language
PRISON HEAT August Rating: "R" for strong violence and sexuality, and for language
RESCUE ME June 4 Dir: Arthur Allan Seidelman Cast: Michael Dudikoff, Dee Wallace Stone, Stephen Dorff, Ami Dolenz, Peter DeLuise Producer: Richard Alfieri Screenplay: Mike Snyder
A high school nerd rescues the girl of his dreams from a kidnapping
with the help of a smuggler.
STREET KNIGHT March 12 Cast: Jeff Speakman, Bernie Casey
AMERICAN FRIENDS Spring Dir: Tristam Powell Cast: Michael Palin, Trini Alvarado, Alfred Molina
British film based on Palin's true story about his grandfather.
FIVE GIRLS Spring Dir: Amos Kollek Cast: Amos Kollek, Mari Nelson, Marla Sucharetza Producer: Julian Schlossberg Screenplay: Amos Kollek
Israeli Kollek comes to New York to study prostitutes who walk the
streets. Cast mixes professional actresses and real prostitutes.
TRUSTING BEATRICE February 12 (NY) Rating: "PG" for sensuality and language Dir: Cindy Lou Johnson Cast: Irene Jacob, Mark Evan Jacobs Producer: Mark Evan Jacobs Screenplay: Cindy Lou Johnson
A romantic comedy. Jacob starred in THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE.
Formerly titled CLAUDE. Excellent word.
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE September 17 Dir: Martin Scorsese Cast: Daniel Day Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder Producers: Martin Scorsese, Barbara DeFina Screenplay: Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese, based on Edith Wharton's novel D.P.: Michael Ballhaus Composer: Elmer Bernstein Start Date: 3/24/92, Troy NY, Philadelphia, New York City
This $30+ million project was put into turnaround at Fox and has
found a home with Sony Pictures Entertainment, as Mark Canton snapped it up. Fox balked at the increasing cost of the film, which is an 1870's doomed romance-drama. It is based on Edith Wharton's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Lewis stars in THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS for Fox and Pfeiffer can be seen meowing in BATMAN RETURNS for Warner Brothers and LOVE FIELD for Orion. Production Designer is Dante Ferretti (THE NAME OF THE ROSE), editor is Thelma Schoonmaker (who else?), who edited CAPE FEAR, GOODFELLAS, THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST and RAGING BULL, for which she was Oscared. This is one of only two pictures that Scorsese is permitted to make outside his six-year exclusive deal at Universal. Delayed from a Christmas, 1992 platform release.
AMOS & ANDREW March 5 Rating: "PG-13" for drug content and some language Dir: E. Max Frye Cast: Nicholas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Dabney Coleman, Michael Lerner, Margaret Colin, Brad Dourif Exec Producer: Jonathan Demme Producer: Gary Goetzman Screenplay: E. Max Frye Composer: Richard Gibbs Start Date: 4/1/92, Wilmington, NC
Comedy with a black filmmaker's adventure with a Martha's Vineyard
police chief and a kidnapper. Delayed from a February 26th opening.
ANNIE AND THE CASTLE OF TERROR TBA Dir: Lewis Gilbert Cast: Patrick Stewart Exec Producer: Ray Stark Producers: William C. Nestel, Vicky Herman Screenplay: Brad Buckner, Eugenie Ross-Leming Negative Cost: $16 million Start Date: 4/5/93, Prague
Set on the eve of WWII in 1938, this sequel to ANNIE stars Stewart
as Daddy Warbucks alongside a yet-to-be-cast "more mature" Little Orphan Annie. Film is an action/adventure, rather than a musical. Production is scheduled during Stewart's hiatus from STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION. Gilbert directed several Bond films, as well as ALFIE, EDUCATING RITA, SHIRLEY VALENTINE and STEPPING OUT.
BEFORE AND AFTER TBA Dir: Barbet Schroeder Cast: Meryl Streep
Parents cover up their son's heinous crime.
THE BLACK PANTHER TBA Dir: TBA Cast: Wesley Snipes Producers: Brad Weston, Bob Beitcher Start Date: 1/93
An African king transforms into a black panther to do heroic deeds.
BLANKMAN TBA Cast: Damon Wayans, Keenan Ivory Wayans Producer: Damon Wayans, Eric Gold Screenplay: Damon Wayans Start Date: 2/93
A spoof of superheroes.
BODILY HARM (Castle Rock) September 24 Dir: Harold Becker Cast: Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman, Bill Pullman, Bebe Neuwirth, Peter Gallagher, Josef Sommer, George C. Scott Producers: Rachel Pfeffer, Charles Mulvehill, Harold Becker Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, Jonas McCord D.P.: Gordon Willis Composer: Jerry Goldsmith Start Date: 8/3/92, Los Angeles, Boston, Northampton, MA
Love triangle thriller from the author of LITTLE MAN TATE. Formerly
CALENDAR GIRL May 7 Dir: John Whitesell Cast: Jason Priestley, Jay O'Connell, Gabriel Olds, Joe Pantoliano, Kurt Fuller, Stephen Tobolowsky Exec Producers: Penny Marshall, Elliot Abbott Producer: Debbie Robbins Screenplay: Paul Shapiro D.P.: Tom Priestley Start Date: 3/23/92, Los Angeles, Perris CA
Three friends leave their hometown in Nevada for Hollywood in 1962.
They hope to meet Marilyn Monroe…..The heartthrob from BEVERLY HILLS 90210 gets a feature starring role. Formerly titled ME AND MONROE.
CURE TBA Dir: Francis Coppola Screenplay: Diane Johnson
An AIDS story.
D'ARTAGNAN TBA Dir: Sam Raimi Cast: TBA Producers: Jon Peters, Brad Wyman Screenplay: John Fasano
A prequel to the "Three Musketeers" story, loosely based on the
Alexandre Dumas story, this film tells a revisionist version how D'Artagnan meets the other Musketeers. They are younger and hipper than the original.
DAVY CROCKETT STORY TBA Dir: David Zucker Screenplay: David Pyne
DRACULA II TBA Dir: Francis Coppola Cast: Anthony Hopkins
Hopkins is the only participant from BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA who's
signed on for the sequel thus far.
DRUMFIRE TBA Dir: John Singleton
The third feature from the talented helmer of BOYZ 'N THE HOOD.
ED WOOD TBA Dir: Tim Burton Cast: Johnny Depp Producer: Denise DiNovi Screenplay: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski Start Date: 2/93
Biopic about the cult film director of PLAN NINE FROM OUTER SPACE.
EL MARIACHI February 26 Rating: "R" for strong violence. (NY, LA, San Diego, San Antonio, Albuquerque) Dir: Robert Rodriguez Cast: Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gomez, Peter Marquardt Producers: Robert Rodriguez, Carols Gallardo Screenplay: Robert Rodriguez, Carols Gallardo D.P.: Robert Rodriguez Negative Cost: $7,000!
First time director Rodriguez spins a futuristic action-adventure
gunslinger yarn set in Mexico. A lone mariachi musician enters a small border town at the same time as a hit man. Rodriguez did not even have sync sound. All dialogue is dubbed. Blown up to 35mm from 16mm. In Spanish with English subtitles. Film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Outstanding word.
FIRST KNIGHT TBA Dir: Jerry Zucker Producer: Jon Davison Screenplay: Bo Goldman, Lorne Cameron, David Hoselton Negative Cost: $35+ million Start Date: 5/93, United Kingdom
Another Arthurian tale for the big screen will be the first project
of Zucker since his $500+ million grosser GHOST.
FREE OF EDEN TBA Dir: Andy Wolke Cast: Sidney Poitier Producer: Sidney Poitier Screenplay: Yule Caise
Poitier is a teacher who "makes a difference" in tough educational
GERONIMO TBA Dir: Walter Hill Producer: Neil Canton Screenplay: John Milius Start Date: 4/93
Biopic about the Native American chief.
GROUNDHOG DAY February 12 Rating: "PG" for some thematic elements. Dir: Harold Ramis Cast: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Steve Tobolowsky, Brian Doyle-Murray Producer: Trevor Albert Screenplay: Danny Rubin D.P.: John Bailey Composer: George Fenton Start Date: 3/16/92, Woodstock, IL
Murray is a disc jockey continually reliving one day in his life.
But will he see his shadow? It all takes place on Groundhog Day. Trailer is hilarious. Excellent word.
HANS AND FRANZ TBA Dir: TBA Cast: Dana Carvey, Kevin Nealon Producers: Lorne Michaels, Bernie Brillstein
Saturday Night Live spin-off follows the two body builders who
travel to Hollywood to try to meet their idol, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
HEXED January 22 Rating: "R" for sexuality and language Dir: Alan Spencer Cast: Arye Gross, Claudia Christian, Adrienne Shelly, Robin Curtis, Norman Fell, Michael Knight, Ray Baker, R. Lee Ermey, Brandis Kemp Producer: Marc S. Fisher Screenplay: Alan Spencer D.P.: James Chressanthis Start Date: 11/4/91, Ft. Worth, Irving TX
A neurotic thriller about a bellboy (Gross) who gets mixed up with a
beautiful but deadly model during her stay at his hotel. Shot in a vacant Hilton in Texas. Hilarious trailer. Dreadful word.
HOUDINI TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producer: Ray Stark Screenplay: Peter Seaman, Jeffrey Price
A big screen treatment of the life of legendary illusionist Harry
Houdini comes to life after twenty years of development by mega- producer Ray Stark. The film will approach the subject from the angle of the relationship between Harry and his wife and how their lives were interwoven with mysticism and spirituality. Bob Zemeckis has at least temporarily dropped out of the project as director. Price wrote WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT. The film is a Columbia-Universal co- production, Universal holds the foreign rights.
I'LL DO ANYTHING November Dir: James Brooks Cast: Nick Nolte, Albert Brooks, Julie Kavner, Tracey Ullman, Joely Richardson, Whittni Wright, Joely Fisher, Jeb Brown, Vicki Lewis, Anne Heche, Robert Joy, Ian McKellan Producers: James L. Brooks, Polly Platt Screenplay: James L. Brooks Songs: Prince, Sinead O'Connor, Carol King Choreography: Twyla Tharp D.P. Michael Ballhaus Start Date: 8/24/92, Los Angeles
James L. Brooks' first feature since BROADCAST NEWS is a musical
movie about Hollywood where Nolte must age 20 years and has a six-year- old daughter. A new film from Brooks is always welcome news. Albert Brooks plays a sleazy film producer. Formerly titled IT'S ONLY A MOVIE.
IN THE LINE OF FIRE (Castle Rock) July 23 Dir: Wolfgang Petersen Cast: Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott Producer: Jeff Apple Screenplay: Jeff Maguire D.P.: John Bailey Composer: Ennio Morricone Start Date: 10/92, Washington DC, Chicago, LA Negative Cost: $30+ million
Eastwood is Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan who, haunted by
JFK's assasination, is tracking down would-be presidential assassin Malkovich. McDermott plays Eastwood's Secret Service partner. Petersen is best known for DAS BOOT and THE NEVERENDING STORY. Lead female role was turned down by Sharon Stone.
INTO THE WOODS December Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Exec. Producer: Brian Henson Producers: Craig Zadan, Neil Meron Screenplay: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel
Zadan anticipates a $30 million budget on this big-screen adaptation
of the Tony-winning musical. It will be co-produced by Jim Henson Productions and will feature live action mixed with Henson puppets. Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine will consult on the production.
JOHNNY SPAIN TBA Dir: TBA Producers: Oliver Stone, Suzanne De Passe Screenplay: Anna Hamilton Phelan
True story of the Black Panther who turned his life around in spite
of having been framed for a prison murder.
JOSH AND S.A.M. (Castle Rock) August Dir: Billy Weber Cast: Noah Fleiss, Jacob Tierney, Martha Plimpton, Chris Penn Producer: Martin Brest Screenplay: Frank Deese D.P.: Don Burgess Start Date: 8/3/92., Billings, MT, Salt Lake City, Calgary
A 12-year-old boy convinces his 7-year old sibling that he is a
"strategically altered mutant", a killing machine. The boys set off on the road to cure the S.A.M. spell and escape their unhappy lives. Formerly titled KILLER S.A.M.
KARATE KID IV TBA Dir: Chris Cain Producer: Jerry Weintraub Start Date: 6/93
I hear this time it's a girl.
THE LAST ACTION HERO 2.35 70mm (SDS) (SS) June 18 Dir: John McTiernan Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Mercedes Ruehl, Austin O'Brien, Charles Dance, Anthony Quinn, Robert Prosky, Tom Noonan, Frank McRae, Art Carney, Joan Plowright Producer: Steve Roth, John McTiernan Screenplay: Zak Penn, Adam Leff, rewrite by Shane Black and David Arnott, polish by William Goldman D.P.: Dean Semler Composer: Michael Kamen Negative Cost: $70 million Start Date: 11/2/92, Los Angeles, New York
Exciting, action-packed heart-warming tale of a teenager who leaves
the real world onto the movie screen and meets his hero, Jack Slater, a fictional film character, and goes with him on butt-kicking heroic adventures. Schwarzenegger and McTiernan last worked together on PREDATOR. R/Greenberg & Associates will be supervising the humongous visual effects work on this fantasy mega-project. There will be lots of digital F/X at film resolution. Goldman was paid $750,000+ to do a quick script polish. D.P. Semler was Oscared for DANCES WITH WOLVES. Young Mr. O'Brien is the teenager and was in THE LAWNMOWER MAN. Oscar-winner Ruehl plays his mother. Oscar-winner Abraham is an FBI agent. Amusing (and expensive) teaser trailer attached to prints of A FEW GOOD MEN. Expect to see some prints in the new Sony Digital Sound (SDS).
LOST IN YONKERS (Rastar) May 14 Dir: Martha Coolidge Cast: Mercedes Ruehl, Richard Dreyfuss, Irene Worth Producer: Ray Stark Screenplay: Neil Simon, based on his play Start Date: 8/92
Neil Simon's Pultizer Prize and multiple Tony-winning play is
brought to the big screen by hot director Coolidge (RAMBLING ROSE) and hot lead actress Ruehl. Ruehl won a Tony for the role she will reprise and pocketed a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination for Supporting Actress for THE FISHER KING. Dreyfuss has signed on to play Louie. Production wrapped on 10/16/92. Nine hours of film is being edited digitally with an Avid system running on a Mac Quadra.
LOVE IN THE ATTIC TBA Dir: Alphonso Caron Cast: Geena Davis Producers: Richard Donner, Lauren Schuler-Donner, Geena Davis
MACHINE GUN KELLY TBA Dir: Marek Kanievska Cast: William Baldwin Producer: Sam Arkoff Screenplay: Michael Werb, Anna Hamilton-Phelan
Will the old producing master of B-movies move up a letter in the
alphabet? Baldwin last scored big in BACKDRAFT.
MY GIRL II TBA Dir: TBA Cast: Anna Chlumsky
A sequel has already been green-lighted by Columbia and Imagine.
MY LIFE TBA Dir: Bruce Joel Rubin Cast: Michael Keaton, Nicole Kidman Producers: Jerry Zucker, Hunt Lowry, Bruce Joel Rubin Screenplay: Bruce Joel Rubin Start Date: 2/25/93, Los Angeles, Chicago
Oscar winning-screenwriter Rubin (GHOST, JACOB'S LADDER) makes his
directorial debut with this drama concerning a terminally-ill cancer patient whose wife is pregnant. With the assistance of a faith healer, the man learns to prepare himself spiritually and emotionally for death. Kidman will play the expectant wife of cancer-stricken Keaton. Chicago locations will double for Detroit. Zucker and Rubin teamed for GHOST at Paramount.
NEEDFUL THINGS (Castle Rock) August 13 Dir: Fraser Heston Cast: Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia, Max von Sydow, J.T. Walsh, Amanda Plummer Producer: Jack Cummins Screenplay: W.D. Richter, based on Stephen King's novel D.P.: Tony Westman Start Date: Fall '92, Maine
The devil opens a novelty shop in town of Castle Rock and
manipulates the residents' lives. The production company Castle Rock paid $1.75 million for the film rights. Harris is Sheriff Pangborn, von Sydow is Gaunt, the shopowner. Bedelia is Polly Chalmers and Walsh is Danforth Keeton III. Heston is Chuck's son.
NO FURTHER QUESTIONS TBA Dir: TBA Producer: Jon Peters Screenplay: Ron Bass
A thriller concerning a rape victim who is accused of having staged
NORTH TBA Dir: Rob Reiner
NOWHERE TO RUN 1.85 (SR) January 15 Rating: "R" for violence, language and sexuality. Dir: Robert Harmon Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rosanna Arquette, Ted Levine Exec Producer: Joe Eszterhas Producer: Craig Baumgarten Screenplay: Joe Eszterhas D.P.: David Gribble Start Date: 6/8/92, Napa Valley, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $15 million
Hardened criminal breaks out of prison and hides in Northern
California's wine country, where he proceeds to fall in love with the mother of two. He ultimately winds up protecting them from some bad guys. Also known as PALS and NOWHERE TO RUN.
OUTLAWS TBA Dir: TBA Producer: Denise Di Novi Screenplay: Boaz Yakin, Cassidy Heydt
Western about a group of female outlaws, from the producer of the
THE PICKLE April 30 (limited) Rating: "R" for a scene of sexuality and some language Dir: Paul Mazursky Cast: Danny Aiello, Shelley Winters, Dyan Cannon, Jerry Stiller, Chris Penn, Ally Sheedy, Barry Miller, Griffin Dunne, Little Richard, Paul Mazursky Producer: Paul Mazursky Screenplay: Paul Mazursky Composer: Michel LeGrand Start Date: 9/23/91, New York, Los Angeles
Aiello plays a director in the midst of previewing his new film. Is
PIN CUSHION TBA Dir: John Carpenter Cast: Sharon Stone Exec Producer: Scott Rudin Producer: Joshua Donen Screenplay: John Raffo Start Date: 8/1/93
An action film for the sizzling Ms. Stone.
POETIC JUSTICE July 16 Dir: John Singleton Cast: Janet Jackson, Tone Loc, Tupac Shakur, Keith Washington, Regina King, Joe Torry, Tyra Ferrell, Roger Smith Exec Producer: John Singleton Producer: Steve Nicolades Screenplay: John Singleton D.P.: Peter Collister Composer: Stanley Clarke Start Date: 4/14/92, Los Angeles
Second film from the acclaimed Oscar-nominated young director of
BOYZ 'N THE HOOD is a Capra-esque street version of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. A nineteen-year-old hairdresser lives with death in southwest L.A. Music superstar Janet Jackson takes the lead role that every black actress in Hollywood was after. She is no stranger to acting, having had featured roles in TV series GOOD TIMES and FAME for several seasons. Rapper Tone Loc makes his feature debut. Shakur is a rapper/postman who falls for Jackson. He starred in JUICE.
REMAINS OF THE DAY November 5 Dir: James Ivory Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Christopher Reeve, James Fox, Hugh Grant Exec Producers: Mike Nichols, John Calley, Harold Pinter Producer: Ismail Merchant Screenplay: Harold Pinter, based on Kazuo Isigiro's novel D.P.: Tony Pierce Roberts Start Date: 9/14/92, England, Ireland Negative Cost: $10 million
Mike Nichols originally planned to direct Jeremy Irons in this
tale of an English butler. Now he will produce with the venerable team of Merchant and Ivory getting involved, reuniting with Anthony Hopkins after their superb teaming on HOWARDS END. Sounds good to me!
RITA HAYWORTH AND THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION TBA Dir: Frank Darabont Cast: Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins, Brad Pitt Producer: Niki Marvin Screenplay: Frank Darabont Start Date: 5/93
This Castle Rock production depicts a young banker (Robbins) wrongly
accused of killing his wife and her lover. Freeman is his prison cell-mate…a lifer. Pitt is a male hustler also in the slammer who helps Robbins formulate his defense. Darabont wrote THE FLY II.
SEA WOLF TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Screenplay: Tom Rickman, Andrew Chapman, based on Jack London's novel
STRIKING DISTANCE Fall Dir: Rowdy Herrington Cast: Bruce Willis Producers: Arnon Milchan, Tony Thomopoulos, Hunt Lowry Screenplay: Rowdy Herrington, Marty Kaplan D.P.: Mac Ahlberg Composer: Brad Fiedel Start Date: 6/8/92, Pittsburgh Negative Cost: $30+ million
The biggest suspense with this long-in-the-works action film had
been how much would Columbia pay Willis to star? He signed for $13 million a couple of years ago, but that was pre-BONFIRE and HUDSON. With his fortunes again on the rise, post-BOY SCOUT, how much of a cut would Willis take, if any? The film has reportedly been green-lighted with Bruce getting $9 - $10 million. Film has a Pittsburgh-based river patrol cop on the trail of a serial killer. Formerly titled THREE RIVERS. Due to substantial scheduled reshoots, the release date has slipped from May 21st. Word is not good.
SUNRISE IN HIS POCKET 1993 Dir: David Zucker Cast: TBA Exec Producer: Jon Peters, Peter Guber Screenplay: TBA, based on Paul Hutton's book
The adventures of Davy Crockett are chronicled in this big-screen
adaptationof the forthcoming U. of Oklahoma Press book.
SWEENY TODD TBA Dir: Tim Burton Cast: TBA Screenplay: Caroline Thompson Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Sondheim's great Broadway musical that copped eight Tony Awards
comes to the big screen. Macabre story is an interesting match for Mr. Burton as director. Thompson co-wrote EDWARD SCISSORHANDS.
WILD KINGDOM TBA Dir: TBA Cast: Roseanne Arnold, Tom Arnold Producers: Steve Nicolaides Screenplay: Mitch Marcus Start Date: Spring 1993
A family has an outlandish trip to a wild-animal park.
WOLF 1993 Dir: Mike Nichols Cast: Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mia Farrow Exec Producers: Robert Greenhut, Neil Machlis Producer: Doug Wick Screenplay: Jim Harrison, Wesley Strick Start Date: 3/93
Romantic thriller about a contemporary werewolf had a script polish
by Elaine May. Old pal Nichols bowed out of the project at one point and is back in. Nicholson in Bill Randall, who works at a publishing firm. He is bitten by a wolf and due to the bit, becomes more aggressive at work, going for the jugular of the top brass. Farrow is his wife, Charlotte.
ANGELFIST TBA Rating: "R" for strong violence and sexuality, and for language
BLACKOUT TBA Cast: Don Wilson Screenplay: Rob Kerchner
A karate thriller.
BLADEMASTER TBA Dir: Hans Epstein Cast: TBA Producer: Mike Elliott Screenplay: Steve Lavine Start Date: 8/3/92, Russia, Germany, Bulgaria
BLOODFIST IV: DIE TRYING TBA Rating: "R" for violence and language Dir: Paul Ziller Cast: Don "The Dragon" Wilson, Cat Sassoon, Amanda Wyss, Liz Torres Exec Producer: Roger Corman Producer: Mike Elliott Screenplay: Paul Ziller
A repo man nabs the wrong car and winds up tangling with the CIA.
BLOODFIST V: BLACKOUT TBA Dir: Jeff Yonis Cast: Don Wilson Screenplay: Jeff Yonis Start Date: 2/93, Los Angeles
They just keep churning them out...
BURIAL OF THE RATS TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA
Film is based on a Bram Stoker story and is a co-production with
Russia's Mosfilm Studios.
CARNOSAUR TBA Dir: Adam Simon Cast: Diane Ladd, Raphael Sbarge, Jennifer Runyon Exec Producer: Roger Corman Producer: Mike Elliott Screenplay: Henry Adam Knight, Adam Simon, based on Henry Knight's novel Start Date: 11/30/92, Arizona, New Mexico Negative Cost: $7 million
A science-fiction thriller about genetic engineering, undoubtedly
timed to exploit JURASSIC PARK.
A CRY IN THE WILD 2 March Cast: Matt McCoy
CURSE OF THE RED BARON TBA Screenplay: Michael McDonald
DRUG BUSTER TBA
Based on the life story of drug-abuse fighter Dr. M. David Lewis.
FANTASTIC FOUR TBA Dir: Oley Sassone Cast: Alex Hyde-White, Michael Bailey-Smith, Rebecca Staab, Jay Underwood, Carl Ciarfallo, Joseph Culp, Ian Trigger, Kat Green Exec Producers: Bernd Eichinger, Roger Corman Producer: Steve Rabiner Screenplay: Craig Nevius D.P.: M. Parry Start Date: 12/28/92, Los Angeles
Don't expect much from this low budget entry about the classic
Marvel heroes. The original intent was to shoot a $50 million epic, but financing couldn't be arranged. Rather than lose the rights to the film is production didn't commence by the end of 1992, Eichinger mounted a $5 million cheapie.
FIREHAWK TBA Rating: "R" for war violence and strong language
GENTLEMAN JIM TBA Cast: Mark Collver Screenplay: Jonathan Winfrey
INNOCENT BLOOD Spring Dir: Louis Morneau Cast: Brad Dourif, Sherrie Rose Exec Producer: Roger Corman Producer: Mike Elliott Screenplay: Kirk Honeycutt
Thriller with the same title as John Landis' 1992 chiller.
INTO THE SHADOWS TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Exec Producer: Roger Corman Producer: Mike Elliott Screenplay: D.J. Godfrey
THE LIAR'S CLUB TBA Cast: Wil Wheaton
NIGHT OF A THOUSAND FIRES Dir: George Hickenlooper
A film where a camcorder is passed from person to person during the
OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS TBA Dir: Catherine Cryan Screenplay based on Joseph Conrad's novel
The story of a drifter who is kicked out of Singapore and picked up
by a sailing captain and given another chance in commerical trading.
ROGER CORMAN'S DRACULA RISING March Rating: "R" for vampire violence, and for sexuality Dir: Fred Gallo Cast: Christopher Atkins, Stacey Travis, Doug West Producer: Roger Corman Screenplay: Rodman Flender Start Dte: 5/25/92, Russia, Bulgaria, Romania
THE SKATEBOARD KID TBA Cast: Timothy Busfield, Bess Armstrong Producer: Mike Elliott
STEPMONSTER TBA Rating: "PG-13" for elements of horror Dir: Jeremy Stanford Cast: Alan Thicke Producer: Steve Rabiner Screenplay: Scott McGee, Christopher Wooden Start Date: 4/8/92, Los Angeles
TO SLEEP WITH A VAMPIRE TBA Rating: "R" for sexuality, violence and language Dir: Adam Friedman Cast: Scott Valentine, Charlie Spradling Producer: Mike Elliott Screenplay: Carolyn Gail, based on Katt Shea's 1989 film DANCE OF THE DAMNED, written by Katt Shea and Andy Ruben Start Date: 3/8/92, Los Angeles
TOUGH COOKIES TBA Rating: "PG" for mild violence and language
TOWER OF TERROR TBA Rating: "NC-17"
WATCHERS III TBA Dir: TBA Exec Producer: Roger Corman Producer: Mike Elliott Screenplay: Daryl Haney, based on Dean R. Koontz' novel
WHITE WOLVES TBA Rating: "PG" for adventure peril and mild language
First Run Features
CHILDREN OF FATE May 26 Dir: Andrew Young/Susan Todd
EXECUTION PROTOCOL April 28 Dir: Stephen Trombley
FEMALE MISBEHAVIOR TBA Dir: Monika Treut
GET THEE OUT! TBA Dir: Dimitri Astrakan
TIME INDEFINITE May 12 Dir: Ross McElwee
UMINCHUL: THE OLD MAN AND THE EAST CHINA SEA TBA Dir: John Junkerman
UTZ (Castle Hill) February 10 (NY) Dir: George Sluizer Cast: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Brenda Fricker, Peter Riegert, Paul Scofield Screenplay: Based on Bruce Chatwin's novel
Film is about an eccentric Czech nobleman who obsessively collects
porcelain figurines. Rushed into release to capitalize on Sluizer's THE VANISHING. Impressive cast, with two Oscar winners.
VENTS TBA Dir: Richard Oretsky/Ralph Taragan
A CAPTIVE IN THE LAND January 15 (NY) Dir: John Berry Cast: Sam Waterston, Alexander Potapov Producers: Malcolm Stuart, John Berry Screenplay: Lee Gold D.P.: Pierre William Glenn Composer: Bill Conti
In Arctic Circle Siberia, an American meteorologist spots a wrecked
Soviet plane and parachutes down with first aid. After finding only one survivor, a storm closes in and shifts the ice cap upon which they are situated, necessitating a land journey through the wilderness for survival.
A DANGEROUS WOMAN December 17 Dir: Stephen Gyllenhaal Cast: Debra Winger, Barbara Hershey, Gabriel Byrne Exec Producer: Kathleen Kennedy Producer: Naomi Foner Screenplay: Naomi Foner
A social outcast and her aunt have their lives changed by a drifter
who answers their ad for a handyman. From Amblin'.
DAZED AND CONFUSED September 24 Dir: Richard Linklater Producers: Richard Linklater, James Jacks, Sean Daniel Screenplay: Richard Linklater
Comedy set in 1976 concerns twenty teenagers' last wild day of high
school. Linklater helmed SLACKER.
DREAM LOVER October 15 Dir: Nicholas Kazan Cast: James Spader, Madchen Amick, Fredrick Lehne, Bess Armstrong, Larry Miller, Kathleen York Producer: Joni Sighvatsson, Lauren Lloyd, Wally Nicita Screenplay: Nicholas Kazan Start Date: 9/10/92, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $15 million
Nicholas Kazan makes his directorial debut with this psychological
thriller about an architect's discovery that the woman he married is not who she had him believe. Kazan won an Oscar for writing REVERSAL OF FORTUNE.
A HOME OF OUR OWN November 12 Dir: Tony Bill Cast: Kathy Bates, Edward Furlong, Amy Sakasitz, Soon-Teck Oh, Tony Campisi, Miles Heulner, Clarissa Lassig, T.J. Lowther, Sarah Schaub Producer: Dale Pollock, Bill Borden Screenplay: Patrick Duncan D.P.: Jean Lepine Start Date: 10/26/92, Utah
The story of a family in the Fifties that loads up its car and moves
to rural Idaho From A&M Films.
KALIFORNIA July 30 Dir: Dominic Sena Cast: Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis Producers: Steve Golin, Joni Sighvatsson, Aris McGarry Screenplay: Tim Metcalf Start Date: 5/11/92, Los Angeles
A cross-country road thriller in which the two principals join an
unwitting couple in a cross-country tour of historic murder sites.
KING OF THE HILL August 20 Dir: Steven Soderbergh Cast: Jeroen Krabbe, Elizabeth McGovern, Karen Allen Exec Producer: Robert Redford Producers: Barbara Maltby, Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa Screenplay: Steven Soderbergh, based on A.E. Hotchner's novel
Coming-of-age film where a 12-year-old boy lives a Huck Finn-like
LIGHTS OUT late October Dir: Nigel Dick Cast: Michael Madsen, Gary Stretch, Lisa Bonet Producers: Steven Golin, Joni Sighvatsson, Gregg Fineberg Screenplay: Larry Golin
Suspense thriller with a cop and a female reporter who hunt down a
POSSE May 7 Dir: Mario Van Peebles Cast: Mario Van Peebles, Charles Lane, Tiny Lister, Melvin Van Peebles, Blair Underwood, Billy Zane, Stephen Baldwin, Isaac Hayes, Tone Loc, Big Daddy Kane, Salli Richardson Producers: Jim Steele, Preston Holmes Screenplay: Dario Scarpadane, Sy Richardson D.P.: Peter Menzies Negative Cost: $10 million Start Date: 10/15/92, Tucson, Santa Fe
Van Peebles stays in the Western groove after starring in GUNMEN
for Fox, he directs a black western for the new Gramercy Pictures. The title refers to a posse of cowboys, four black and one white.
ROMEO IS BLEEDING September 10 Dir: Peter Medak Cast: Gary Oldman, Lena Olin, Annabella Sciorra, Juliette Lewis, Roy Scheider, Ron Perlman Producers: Hilary Henkin, Paul Webster Screenplay: Hilary Henkin D.P.: Darlusz Wolski Start Date: 8/24/92, New York Negative Cost: $10 million
Dark, sexually charged comedy from the director of THE KRAYS.
Ellen Barkin has bowed out due to her pregnancy.
THE COLOR OF LOVE TBA Dir: Melissa Pearson Screenplay: Melissa Pearson
Film is described as a less angry variant of JUNGLE FEVER. It is
from the point of view of a white woman.
DINGO TBA Dir: Rolf de Heer Cast: Miles Davis, Colin Friels Screenplay: Marc Rosenberg
This Australian film stars the late Miles Davis as trumpeter Billy
Cross. Friels plays an aspiring Aussie Jazz musician. Film was shot in Australia and Paris. It has already one the Australian Writers Guild Award for Best Screenplay and the Best Music Australian Film Award for its score by Michel LeGrand and Miles Davis.
GHOST OF THE CIVIL DEAD TBA
Australian film was written by a former prison guard and inspired by
true events at a prison. Said to be as disturbing as HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER.
THE HORSEPLAYER TBA Dir: Kurt Voss
LIFE IN THE LAFF LANE TBA
Road movie about three stand-up comics.
MANIKA, MANIKA, THE GIRL WHO LIVED TWICE April Dir: Francois Villiers
THE MONTANA RUN TBA Dir: Randy Thompson
NO TELLING April Dir: Larry Fessenden
SINGAPORE SLING March Dir: Niko Nikolaidis
WHERE SLEEPING DOGS LIE TBA Dir: Charles Finch Cast: Dylan McDermott, Sharon Stone, Tom Sizemore Producer: Charles Finch Screenplay: Charles Finch
Psychological thriller from the son of the late Peter Finch.
McDermott is an idealistic writer who compromises his principles for de big bucks. Stone can be seen all over Michael Douglas in BASIC INSTINCT.
AMERICAN RANGLER TBA Cast: Jeff Fahey, Tushka Bergena, Stephen Vidler Negative Cost: $3.5 million
This period feature concerns an American who goes to the "Wild West"
of the outback. Formerly titled OUTBACK. Fahey scored in THE LAWNMOWER MAN.
BREAKFAST OF ALIENS (Coyote Releasing) TBA Dir: David Lee Miller Cast: Vic Dunlop Producer: Brian James Ellis Screenplay: David Lee Miller, Vic Dunlop
A likeable perennial loser swallows an alien and becomes a
successful stand-up comic.
THE CHILDREN (Coyote Releasing) TBA Dir: Tony Palmer Cast: Ben Kingsley, Kim Novak, Karen Black, Geraldine Chaplin, Britt Ekland, Joe Don Baker Producer: Andrew Montgomery Screenplay: Timberlake Wertenbacker, based on Edith Wharton's novel
Story of a middle-aged bachelor who becomes the guardian of a group
of kids in 1920's Europe.
DARK WORLD TBA Cast: Faye Dunaway, James Earl Jones
GOBLINS TBA Dir: Kenneth J. Hall Cast: Billy DaMota Producer: Connie Kingrey Screenplay: Kenneth J. Hall Start Date: 1/27/92, Miami
Creatures have a war with children in their efforts to turn humans
LOVE AND MURDER TBA Rating: "R" Language.
LOVE YOUR MAMA March 5 (limited) Dir: Ruby L. Oliver March 19 (wider)
MELTDOWN Spring Dir: Yves Simoneau Cast: Dolph Lundgren Producers: George Braunstein, Ron Hamady Screenplay: John Carpenter, Robert Roy Pool Start Date: 7/92 Negative Cost: $15 million
Lundgren is am anti-terrorist strongman in this bruising action-
MOJO FLATS May Dir: Lisa Gottlieb Cast: Christina Applegate, Elizabeth Pena, Burgess Meredith, James Remar, Peter Berg
A female buddy film that has two women from quite different
backgrounds brought together for an adventure. Formerly titled TEHACHAPI.
PRIMARY MOTIVE TBA Dir: Daniels Adams Cast: Judd Nelson, John Savage, Sally Kirkland, Jose Ferrer Producer: Tom Gruenberg Screenplay: Daniel Adams, William Snowden D.P.: John Drake Start Date: 4/22/91, Luxembourg, Boston
REEFER AND THE MODEL TBA Dir: Joe Comerford
RETURN TO WOLF MOUNTAIN TBA Dir: Craig Clyde Cast: Vivian Schilling, Nicole Lund, Jonathan Best, Bo Hopkins, Robert Z'Dar, David Shark, Don Shanks Producer: Bryce Fillmore Screenplay: Vivian Schilling, Craig Clyde Start Date: 4/19/93, Park City, UT
SEVEN MINUTES TBA Dir: Klaus Maria Brandauer Cast: Brian Dennehy, Reecca Miller, Elisabeth Orth Producers: Moritz Borman, Rainer Soehnlein Screenplay: Stephen Sheppard, from his novel
Dennehy portrays the man who attempted to assassinate Hitler in the
early moments of WWII in Brandauer's feature directorial debut.
THE TALE OF RUBY ROSE TBA Rating: "PG" Dir: Roger Scholes
NEMESIS January 29 (regional) Composer: Michelk Rubini
EASTERN GUNS TBA
An Arizona western.
EYE OF THE WIDOW TBA Cast: F. Murray Abraham, Ben Cross
KNIGHT MOVES January 22 Rating: "R" Dir: Carl Schenkel Cast: Christopher Lambert, Diane Lane, Tom Skerritt, Daniel Baldwin Producers: Ziad El Khouri, Jean-Luc Defait Screenplay: Brad Mirman D.P.: Dietrich Lohmann Composer: Anne Dudley
Lambert is a chess master and Skerritt a police chief (ala' "Picket
Fences") in this action drama about a serial killer on the rampage in a Pacific Northwestern town. A 600-screen release with this husband and wife team. From Repubic Pictures.
LITTLE SISTER TBA Rating: "PG-13" Cast: John Hurt, Karen Young
A suspense film....hope there are no bursting chests.
A NEW WORLD TBA Cast: Kevin Kline, Isabella Rosellini
A biography of composer Anton Dvorak.
A STAR FOR TWO TBA Cast: Lauren Bacall
BANK ROBBERS TBA Dir: Nick Mead Cast: Lisa Bonet
Another racy film for Ms. Bonet.
CIRCUITRY MAN II: PRINCE OF PLUGS Spring 1994 Dir: Steven Lovy Screenplay: Steven Lovy, Robert Lovy
EQUINOX Spring Dir: Alan Rudolph Cast: Matthew Modine, Lara Flynn Boyle, Tyra Ferrell, Marisa Tomei, Tate Donovan, Lori Singer, Kevin J. O'Connor, Fred Ward, M. Emmet Walsh Producer: David Blocker Screenplay: Alan Rudolph
ME, MYSELF AND I TBA Dir: Pablo Ferro Cast: George Segal, JoBeth Williams, Shelley Hack, Don Calfa, Betsy Lynn George, Sharon McKnight, Ruth Gilbert, Bill Macy, Jaid Barrymore, Sheila Scott-Wilkenson, Cheryl Paris, Hartley Haverty Screenplay: Julian Barry Start Date: 9/91, Los Angeles
Womanizing screenwriter (Segal) becomes involved with his neighbor,
who has a multiple personality disorder. Screenwriter Barry won an Oscar for LENNY.
THE MAN WITH THE SCREAMING BRAIN TBA Dir: Bruce Campbell Cast: Bruce Campbell Screenplay: Bruce Campbell Start Date: 3/93 Negative Cost: $3 million
EVIL DEAD series star Campbell becomes a first-time triple threat in
this modern-day Frankenstein story.
THE MUSIC OF CHANCE Spring Dir: Philip Haas Cast: James Spader, Mandy Patinkin, M. Emmet Walsh, Joel Grey, Samantha Mathis Producers: Dylan Sellers, Frederick Zollo Screenplay: Philip Haas, Belinda Haas D.P.: Bernard Zitzermann Start Date: 5/26/92, North Carolina
A high-stakes poker game goes bad.
RAGE AND HONOR TBA Rating: "R" for violence and language Dir: Terrence H. Winkless Cast: Cynthia Rothrock, Richard Norton Producers: Don Penrick, Kevin Reidy Screenplay: Terrence H. Winkless Start Date: 10/28/91, Los Angeles
LA VIE DE BOHEME Spring (NY) Dir: Aki Kaurismaki Cast: Matti Pellonpaa, Evelyn Didi
This Finnish-French co-production played the Berlin and New York
Film Festivals. It will open at New York's Lincoln Plaza Cinemas. Kaurismaki directed ARIEL and the acclaimed THE MATCH FACTORY GIRL.
TITO & ME TBA Dir: Goran Markovic
A Yugoslavian-French comedy in Croatian that played at the Sarasota
VISIONS OF LIGHT February 24 (LA) Dir: Arnold Glassman, Todd McCarthy, Stuart Samuelson
Cinematography documentary was shot in HDTV and presented that way
at the Sundance Film Festival. Theatrical bookings are in 35mm. Following the exclusive LA engagement at the Nuart, will be the Castro in San Francisco and the Film Forum in New York.
BAD DESIRE TBA Dir: John Schlesinger Cast: TBA Producers: Ezra Swerdlow, Deborah Schindler Screenplay: Matthew Chapman, based on Gary Devon's novel Negative Cost: $20 million
Erotic political, social thriller concerns the private life of a
political candidate. He is obsessed with a teenaged girl and is led to murder. Oscar-winner Schlesinger (MIDNIGHT COWBOY) tackles this one after THE INNOCENT.
BASIC INSTINCT II (Carolco) TBA
BENNY & JOON April 1 Rating: "PG" for theme, a scene of mild sensuality and one use of harsh language Dir: Jeremiah Chechick Cast: Johnny Depp, Aidan Quinn, Mary Stuart Masterson, JulieAnne Moore, Oliver Platt, Liane Curtis, Dan Hedaya Producers: Susan Arnold, Donna Roth Screenplay: Barry Berman D.P.: John Schwartzman Composer: Rachel Portman Start Date: 6/1/92, Spokane
Woody Harrelson is being sued by MGM for dropping out the the
picture, where he reportedly has a pay-or-play deal. He has been replaced by Aidan Quinn, who most recently was so effective in THE PLAYBOYS. Story concerns an offbeat man (Depp) who falls in love with Benny's sister June. At one time Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon were close to doing this one.
BESSIE December Dir: Bruce Beresford Cast: TBA Producers: Richard and Lili Fini Zanuck Screenplay: Horton Foote, based on Chris Albertson's book Start Date: 9/92, Chicago, New York, The South Negative Cost: $20 million
Double Oscar-winner Foote (TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, TENDER MERCIES)
pens a biography of blues legend Bessie Smith. This film will reteam prime creative forces behind multiple Oscar winner DRIVING MISS DAISY.
BETTY BOOP TBA Dir: TBA Exec Producers: Richard Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck, Richard Fleischer Producers: Jerry Rees, Steven Paul Leiva Screenplay: Jerry Rees
Max Fleischer's sexy cartoon character comes to the big animated
screen in the Zanuck's initial foray into animation. The film will be set in the Thirties, but Betty will have a decidedly modern bent. The film will focus on the adventures of Betty Boop and her pals, Koko and Bimbo, as they travel to Hollywood in search of fame and fortune.
BODY OF EVIDENCE 1.85 January 15 Rating: "R" for strong sexuality, and for language and violence Dir: Uli Edel Cast: Madonna, Willem Dafoe, Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer, Jurgen Prochnow, Julianne Moore Producer: Dino De Laurentiis Screenplay: Brad Mirman, Alison Cross D.P.: Douglas Milsom Start Date: 4/6/92, Oregon
Madonna is a woman standing trial for murdering her lover. Dafoe
is her defense attorney who compromises all when he falls for her. Mantegna is the D.A. Edel helmed LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN. Originally tagged with an "NC-17" rating, but cut in order to achieve an "R". Has received an "18" rating in the U.K. Set to open there in the March/April timeframe.
CLEAN SLATE TBA Dir: Mick Jackson Cast: Dana Carvey Producers: Richard Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck Screenplay: Robert King Start Date: 3/15/93, Los Angeles
Carvey is an ex-cop turned private eye who is suffering from a case
of amnesia. Jackson is super-hot after helming the worldwide mega-hit THE BODYGUARD.
DEADWOOD 1993 Dir: TBA Producers: Richard Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck Screenplay: Pete Dexter Start Date: 1992, South Dakota
Story is about the final days of Wild Bill Hickok. Dexter wrote the
acclaimed PARIS TROUT and RUSH.
FATAL INSTINCT August 6 Dir: Carl Reiner Cast: Armand Assante, Sherilyn Fenn, Kate Nelligan, Sean Young, James Remar, Christopher McDonald, John Witherspoon, Clarence Clemons Producers: Katie Jacobs, Pierce Gardner Screenplay: David O'Malley D.P.: Gabriel Beristain Composer: Richard Gibbs Start Date: 10/26/92, Los Angeles
Formerly titled TRIPLE INDEMNITY.
GETTING EVEN WITH DAD TBA Dir: TBA Producers: Katie Jacobs, Pierce Gardner Screenplay: Jim Jennewein, Tom S. Parker Start Date: 4/93, Chicago
THE METEOR MAN March 26 Dir: Robert Townsend Cast: Robert Townsend, Bill Cosby, Robert Guillaume, James Earl Jones, Marla Gibbs, Another Bad Creation, Sinbad, Frank Gorshin, Luther Vandross, LaWanda Page Exec Producer: Robert Townsend Producer: Loretha C. Jones Screenplay: Robert Townsend D.P.: John A. Alonzo Composer: Cliff Eidelman Start Date: 4/13/92, Washington, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $10 million
An inner-city teacher is given extraordinary powers due to a meteor
shower, which he then uses to clean up his drug-infested neighborhood. Cosby has a $100/day cameo role as Marvin, the homeless man who at first chooses not to use the special powers he has received. Features visual effects from ILM.
MRS. CALIBAN TBA Dir: Paul M. Glaser Cast: TBA Exec Producers: Norman Lear, Mark E. Pollack Producer: Kathyrn Schenker Screenplay: Hampton Fancher, based on Rachel Ingalls' novel
THE PEBBLE AND THE PENGUIN December Dir: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman Voices: Tim Curry, Martin Short, Jo-Anne Worley, Geoffrey Holder, Annie Golden, Wayne Knight, June Foray, Tony Jay, Kendall Cunningham, Stanley Jones, Phillip Clarke Producers: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman Screenplay: Rachael Koretsky, Steve Whitestone Composer: Barry Manilow Start Date: 11/15/91, Ireland Musical animated adventure has a shy romantic penguin named Hubie pitted against the stormy high seas and enemies as he attempts to return to his sweetheart in Antarctica. Film is caught up in the bankruptcy of Bluth Entertainment.
RAMBO IV (Carolco) TBA Cast: Sylvester Stallone
RICH IN LOVE 1.85 March 5 (limited) Rating: "PG-13" for thematic material March 19 (wide) Dir: Bruce Beresford Cast: Albert Finney, Piper Laurie, Jill Clayburgh, Suzy Amis, Kyle MacLachlan, Kathryn Erbe, Ethan Hawke, Alfre Woodard Producers: Richard D. Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck Screenplay: Alfred Uhry, based on Josephine Humphrey's novel Start Date: 9/8/91, Charleston SC Composer: Georges Delerue Negative Cost: $14 million
A young girl struggles to find her identity when her mother
(Clayburgh) runs away. Her father (Finney) is depressed, her sister (Amis) is pregnant and there are all sorts of other problems and distractions. Reunion of the creative team behind DRIVING MISS DAISY. Oscar-winner Delerue collapsed while conducting the last note of the score…he died two days later.
SHADES OF GRAY 1993 Dir: Wes Craven Cast: TBA Producers: Marianne Maddalena Screenplay: Wes Craven, based on Timothy O'Neill's novel
Fact-based story of haunted West Point cadet room that has been
converted into a study alcove because no one will sleep in it.
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Fall Dir: Fred Schepisi Cast: Will Smith, Stockard Channing, Donald Sutherland, Ian McKellen Producer: Fred Schepisi, Arnon Milchan Screenplay: John Guare, Based on his play Start Date: 3/393, New York D.P.: Ian Baker Negative Cost: $12 million The great John Guare play is brought to the big screen by the director of THE RUSSIA HOUSE, A CRY IN THE DARK and MR. BASEBALL. Story finds a young black man who claims to be Sidney Poitier's son and the effect he has on a group of affluent white Manhattanites. Ms. Channing reprises her Broadway role. Will Smith is, of course, the Fresh Prince. SNAKE EYES Fall Dir: Abel Ferrara Cast: Harvey Keitel, Madonna, James Russo Producer: Mary Kane Screenplay: Abel Ferrara, Nick St. John D.P.: Ken Kelsch Start Date: 2/8/93, LA, NY Madonna's Maverick Pictures' first feature project will topline the Material Girl herself. Ferrara is hot after BAD LIEUTENANT, as is Keitel. SOMETHING LINGERS TBA Dir: Jon Amiel Producers: Lawrence Turman, David Foster Screenplay: Stephen Fischer An original thriller to be directed by the helmer of THE SINGING DETECTIVE and QUEEN OF HEARTS. SON OF THE PINK PANTHER 2.35 August 27 Dir: Blake Edwards Cast: Roberto Begnini, Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk, Robert Davi, Claudia Cardinale Producer: Tony Adams Screenplay: Blake Edwards Composer: Henry Mancini Start Date: 6/1/92, Paris, Monte Carlo, Morocco, London, Jordan Negative Cost: $25 million The heretofore unknown bumbling son of Inspector Clouseau makes his debut as the PINK PANTHER series continues/starts anew? Begnini has nabbed the plum title role…he is the director/star of JOHNNY STECCHINO, the smash-hit Italian comedy which is the biggest grossing film Italian film ever. It debuted in the U.S. in September via New Line. Lom and Kwouk reprise their long-running PINK PANTHER roles. Delayed from a Memorial Day weekend release. This is Edwards' 50th film. A SUMMER STORY TBA Dir: Bob Clark Producer: Rene Dupont Screenplay: Jean Shepard, Leigh Brown, Bob Clark, based upon the Jean Shepard novels Clark directed the hugely successful PORKY'S films. TERMINATOR 3 (Carolco) TBA THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT PART III 70mm Fall Dir: Bud Friegen, Michael Sheridan Producers: Bud Friedgen, Michael Sheridan Start Date: 3/15/93, Los Angeles The third installment of the homage to the glory days of MGM will feature many musical and dance numbers never publicly seen, fresh from the MGM vaults. The producers were editors on the first two THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT installments. THUMBELINA June 11 Dir: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman Voices: Jodi Benson, Carol Channing, Charo, John Hurt, Gino Conforti, Barbara Cook, June Foray,l Gilbert Gottfried, Gary Imhoff, Kenneth Mars Producers: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, John Pomeroy Screenplay: Carol Lynn Pearson Composer: Bill Ross Songs: Barry Manilow, Jack Feldman, Bruce Sussman Start Date: 2/1/91, Ireland Animated film based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale of the thumb-sized girl and her search for a prince had been picked up by MGM, but is enmeshed in the Bluth Entertainment fiscal disaster. Benson voiced THE LITTLE MERMAID. TRIP HAMMER TBA Dir: Lasse Hallstrom Producers: Pierce Gardner, Katie Jacobs Screenplay: Steve Tesich, based on Dan McCall's novel A TROLL IN CENTRAL PARK TBA Dir: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman Voices: Dom Deluise, Cloris Leachman, Hayley Mills, Charles Nelson Reilly, Jonathan Pryce Producers: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman Screenplay: Stu Krieger Start Date: 4/1/90, Ireland Animated film about a gentle troll named Stanley who can create flowers with but a touch. He is banished to Central Park and two children help him confront the evil Queen Gnorga, whose touch turns things to stone. Once again, Bluth Entertainment's demise threatens this picture, which is near completion. UNDERCOVER BLUES July 9 Dir: Herbert Ross Cast: Kathleen Turner, Dennis Quaid, Fiona Shaw, Stanley Tucci, Larry Miller, Obba Babatunde, Tom Arnold, Park Overall Exec Producers: Herbert Ross, Andrew Bergman Producer: Michael Lobell Screenplay: Ian Abrams D.P.: Don Thorin Negative Cost: $20 million Start Date: 6/15/92, New Orleans, Los Angeles A freelance spy couple have a baby and take time off from work in this action-comedy. They go to New Orleans and find themselves involved in a arms dealing case. Formerly titled CLOAK AND DIAPER. UNTAMED HEART February 12 Rating: "PG-13" for some strong language and violence, and for sensuality Dir: Tony Bill Cast: Christian Slater, Marissa Tomei, Rosie Perez Producer: Tony Bill, Helen Bartlett Screenplay: Tom Sierchio Composer: Cliff Eidelman Start Date: 3/23/92, Minneapolis Negative Cost: $7.5 million Romantic drama about a New Jersey waitress who falls in love with a strange young man who hides the fact that he suffers with a very weak heart. Screenwriter used to deliver liquor to the director's house. After fighting for the female lead and winning it, Madonna has dropped out. Formerly of NBC-TV's "A Different World", Tomei scored big in MY COUSIN VINNY, with an Oscar nod for Supporting Actress. Formerly titled THE BABOON HEART. Excellent word. UNTITLED JAMES BOND TBA Cast: Timothy Dalton This one will reportedly be shot in China. VIRTUE TBA Dir: John Sacret Young Cast: TBA Producers: John Fiedler, Mark Tarlov Screenplay: Elisa Bell Miramax BABY BLOOD TBA Dir: Alain Robak BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT TBA Rating: "R" for violence, sexuality and language Dir: Jonathan Heap Cast: Donald Sutherland, Amy Irving, Graham Greene, Christopher McDonald Producers: Michael Spielberg, Brad Gilbert Screenplay: Alison Cross, Chris Keyser, Jeffrey Polman Start Date: 4/29/92, Arizona CHILDREN OF THE CORN II: THE FINAL SACRIFICE 1.85 January 29 Rating: "R" for horror violence and language Dir: David Price Cast: Terence Knox, Paul Scherrer, Christie Clary, Rosalind Allen Producers: Scott Stone, David Stanley A reporter and a Native American anthropologist attempt to investigate a series of bizarre murders and run into those pesky corncobs. From Dimension Pictures. CLIVE BARKER'S PRIMAL (Dimension) TBA Dir: Clive Barker Cast: TBA Exec. Producer: Clive Barker Screenplay: Erik Saltzgaber, Daniel Chichester Negative Cost: $7 million A race of beings who feed on human fear come back from the limbo they were banished to long ago for revenge. State-of-the-art special effects in this initial in-house production for Dimension Films. A series of comics from Dark Horse and other tie-ins are anticipated. DR. OFF (Dimension Pictures) TBA A black man is a teacher by day….a superhero by night. DUST DEVIL (Dimension Pictures) TBA Rating: "R" for violence and sexuality, and for language Cast: Chelsea Field, Robert Burke ECOPHORIA (Dimension Pictures) TBA Dir: Rene Daalder Cast: Balthazar Getty, Drew Barrymore, Alice Kriege Producer: Kees Kasander Screenplay: Rene Daalder, William Vigil, Doug Freed D.P.: David Sperling Start Date: 8/92, Los Angeles Science-fiction thriller set in the future when the dissipated ozone layer has forced mankinds indoors to escape the harsh UV rays of the sun. A new Garden of Eden is the hope for the future. Kasander produced THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER and PROSPERO'S BOOKS. ESPECIALLY ON SUNDAY TBA Dir: Giuseppe Tornatore, Marco Tullio Giordana, Francesco Barilli, Giuseppe Bertolucci Cast: Philippe Noiret, Bruno Ganz, Ornella Muti, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Nicoletta Braschi, Maria Maddalena Fellini Producer: Giovanna Romagnoli, Mario Orfini, Amedeo Pagani Screenplay: Tonino Guerra Four separate tales set in the different seasons. Guerra wrote BLOWUP, AMARCORD and THE NIGHT OF THE SHOOTING STARS. ETHAN FROME March 12 Rating: "PG" for thematic elements Dir: John Madden Cast: Liam Neeson, Patricia Arquette, Joan Allen, Tate Donovan, Katherine Houghton, Stephen Mendillo, Debbon Ayer, Jay Goode, Rob Campbell Producer: Stan Wlodkowski Screenplay: Richard Nelson, based on Edith Wharton's novel D.P.: Bobby Bukowski Composer: Rachel Portman Edith Wharton's classic novel comes in a new screen version. Excellent word for this American Playhouse production. GREAT MOMENTS IN AVIATION Fall Dir: Beeban Kidron From the director of USED PEOPLE. HIGH ART TBA Rating: "R" for strong graphic violence, and for language and sensuality. THE HOUR OF THE PIG Fall Dir: Leslie Megahy HOUSE OF CARDS (Pentamerica) 1993 Rating: "PG-13" for theme Dir: Michael Lessac Cast: Kathleen Turner, Tommy Lee Jones, Esther Rolle, Park Overall, Asha Menina, Michael Horse, Shiloh Strong Producers: Dale Pollock, Lianne Halfon, Wolfgang Glattes Screenplay: Michael Lessac D.P.: Victor Hammer Composer: James Horner A mother's young daughter suddenly becomes mute and develops unusual abilities that medical science cannont explain. Postproduction was done at the Skywalker Ranch. This is Lessac's feature directorial debut. He is known for directing TV sitcoms. Previously titled BEFORE I WAKE. Picked up by Miramax after being dropped by 20th Fox.. THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS December Dir: Bille August Cast: Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, Winona Ryder, Antonio Banderas, Vanessa Redgrave, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jan Niklas, Sarita Choudhury, Vincent Gallo, Teri Polo, Joaquin Martinez Producer: Bernd Eichinger Screenplay: Bille August, based on Isabel Allende's best seller D.P.: Jorgen Persson Start Date: 1/18/93, Portugal, Copenhagen Negative Cost: $24 million Ryder replaced Bille August's wife Pernilla due to her pregnancy in this family saga set in Chile. She will play Streep's daughter, Blanca, who is Banderas' lover. Film centers on the rise of an embittered lower-class man and his tragic romance with his elusive bride. Film follows the family from the turn of the century to the present, blending the supernatural with this reality. Incredible cast! August is hot off of the Cannes Palme D'Or win for BEST INTENTIONS. INTO THE WEST May 7 Dir: Mike Newell Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Ciaran Fitzgerald, Rory Conway, Colm Meany, Johnny Murphy Producers: Jonathan Cavendish, Tim Palmer Screenplay: Jim Sheridan Start Date: 10/91, Dublin and Galway, Ireland A magical modern western for the 90s with two young brothers and their magic horse. From Miramax' new Family Films division. Excellent word. JUST ANOTHER GIRL ON THE IRT April 16 (NY) Rating: "R" for language and sexuality Dir: Leslie Harris Cast: Ariyan Johnson, Kevin Thigpen, Jerard Washington, Ebony Jerido Exec Producer: Leslie Harris Screenplay: Leslie Harris African-American teenager in Brooklyn finds her friendships and aspirations strained by an unexpected pregnancy. LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE February 17 (NY, LA) Rating: "R" for sexuality Dir: Alfonso Arau Cast: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torne Screenplay: Adapted from Laura Esquivel's novel Mexico's official Oscar entry received 10 Ariel (Mexican Academy Awards), including Picture, Actor, Actress, Director and Screenplay. THE MAGIC RIDDLE TBA Cast: Voices of Robyn Moore, Keith Scott Another family film from Miramax, this time it's animated. MAP OF THE HUMAN HEART 1993 Dir: Vincent Ward Cast: Jason Scott Lee, Patrick Bergin, John Cusack, Anne Parillaud, Clothilde Coureau Producer: Tim Bevan Screenplay: Vincent Ward, Louis Nowra D.P.: Eduardo Serra Composer: Gabriel Yared The epic tale of a love affair torn apart by world at war. When two young children meet at an orphanage, they forge an extraordinary romance that spans three decades. Parrillaud was LA FEMME NIKITA, Bergin last starred in SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY and the Fox version of ROBIN HOOD. Ward directed THE NAVIGATOR. MERCI LA VIE TBA Dir: Bertrand Blier Cast: Gerard Depardieu, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anouk Grinberg, Jean Carmet, Annie Girardot, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Michel Blanc Producer: Bernard Merascot Screenplay: Bertrand Blier A coming-of-age film about two young women that has been picked up by Miramax after playing in Paris for 8+ months, where it has grossed $3.5 million nationwide. MOTHER'S BOYS Fall Dir: Yves Simoneau Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, Vanessa Redgrave, Peter Gallagher, Luke Edwards, Colin Ward, Joey Zimmerman Producers: Jack E. Freedman, Wayne S. Williams, Patricia Herskovic Screenplay: Based on Bernard Taylor's novel D.P.: Elliot Davis Start Date: 12/7/92, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $8 million A chilling suspense thriller in which a psychotic mother uses the innocent children she abandoned to terrorize her ex-husband's girlfriend. Reportedly, CBS is paying for 90% of the negative cost of the film. THE NIGHT WE NEVER MET May 14 Dir: Warren Leight Producer: Michael Peyser Cast: Matthew Broderick, Annabella Sciorra, Kevin Anderson, Justine Bateman, Jeanne Tripplehorne, Mike Mantell, Louise Lasser, Doris Roberts, Christine Baranski Screenplay: Warren Leight Start Date: 10/21/92, New York D.P.: John Thomas Negative Cost: $8 million The difficulty of finding true romance and affordable housing. THE OPPOSITE SEX February 26 Rating: "R" for language and sexual dialogue Dir: Matthew Meshekoff Cast: Courtney Cox, Arye Gross, Kevin Pollak Producer: Bobby Newmyer Screenplay: Noah Stern A heartwarming and comical look at a modern couple as they learn the rules of sex and love. Formerly titled RULES OF THE GAME. PASSION FISH January 29 (wider) Rating: "R" for language Dir: John Sayles Cast: Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, David Strathairn D.P.: Roger Deakins Negative Cost: $4.8 million Two women are uprooted from their city-based lives and wind up in rural Louisiana. Oscar buzz for Woodard and Strathairn. The flip side of DRIVING MISS DAISY. McDonnell and Woodard both starred in GRAND CANYON. Opened in New York and Los Angeles in December 1992. PRET-A-PORTER 1993 Dir: Robert Altman Cast: TBA Negative Cost: $15 million Start Date: Summer 1993, Paris Altman is hot again with two green-lighted projects. This one is an ensemble piece that follows the comings-and-goings of thirty models, designers,editors, photographers, buyers, etc. in the fashion world of Paris ala' THE PLAYER slanting the film industry. Real people will play themselves, too! THE PIANO October Dir: Jane Campion Cast: Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill Producer: Jan Chapman Love story from the superlative Ms. Campion from the superlative Ms. Campion about a young woman who travels down to New Zealand in the 1850s with her daughter and her piano for an arranged marriage. RUBY CAIRO April 16 Rating: "R" for a scene of strong sensuality, and for violence Dir: Graeme Clifford Cast: Andie MacDowell, Liam Neeson Screenplay: Robert Dillon, Michael Thomas Negative Cost: $24 million MacDowell is a woman who enters a world of danger and intrigue when she attempts to uncover the plot behind her husband's mysterious demise in a planecrash. Romantic thriller was shot in LA, Cairo, Athens, Berlin and Veracruz. From Kadokawa Pictures. Clifford directed FRANCES. Dillion wrote THE RIVER, Thomas wrote LADYHAWKE. SACRED SEX TBA Sensational Australian documentary about ritualistic sexual practices in the New Age Ninties has been picked up for domestic distribution by the company that thrives on controversy. Film has been a blockbuster Down Under. STRICTLY BALLROOM February 12 (NY, LA) Rating: "PG" for mild language and sensuality March 5 (wider) Dir: Baz Luhrmann Cast: Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter, Pat Thomson, Gia Carides, Peter Whitford, Barry Otto Producer: Tristram Miall Screenplay: Baz Luhrmann, Andrew Bovell D.P.: Steve Mason Composer: David Hirschfelder Miramax has snagged a hot Cannes property from Australia. This one is about ballroom dancing. This Aussie equivalent of DIRTY DANCING is the biggest grossing film ever Down Under. WHAT THE MOON SAW TBA Dir: Pino Amenta THE WIND TBA Dir: Robert Dornhelm Cast: TBA Screenplay: Jim Sheridan Start Date: 9/91, Ireland Dornhelm directed REQUIEM FOR DOMINIC, Sheridan directed MY LEFT FOOT. MK2 THE OAK January 22 (NY) Dir: Lucian Pintilie Cast: Maia Morgenstern, Razvan Vasilescu Satire about a Romanian schoolteacher whose life changes dramatically following her father's passing. Shown at the 1992 New York Film Festival. Excellent word. Exclusive premiere engagement at New York's Lincoln Plaza Cinemas. New Line Cinema THE ADVENTURES OF FARTMAN TBA Dir: Jonathan Lawton Cast: Howard Stern Producer: David Permut Screenplay: Jonathan Lawton Start Date: 5/93, New Yorl Shock-jock Stern makes the leap to the silver screen in this odiferous comedy. Lawton wrote PRETTY WOMAN. THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO (Fine Line) October 8 Dir: Maggie Greenwald Cast: Suzy Amis, Sir Ian McKellen, Bo Hopkins, David Chung, Carrie Snodgrass, Sam Robards Producers: Fred Berner, Brenda Goodman Screenplay: Maggie Greenwald D.P.: Declan Quinn Start Date: 9/22/92, Montana BARCELONA (Fine Line) TBA Dir: Whit Stillman Cast: Taylor Nichols, Christopher Eigeman Producer: Whit Stillman Screenplay: Whit Stillman D.P.: John Thomas Composers: Tom Judson, Mark Suozzo Negative Cost: $5 million Start Date: Spring '93, Spain Oscar nominee Stillman (Original Screenplay for METROPOLITAN) helms his second feature with this romantic comedy. Set in "the last decade of the Cold War", this is the story of two American cousins (a Naval Officer and a businessman) and their relationships with seversal Spanish women. BLINK (Fine Line) TBA Dir: Michael Apted Cast: Madeline Stowe, Aidan Quinn Producer: David Blocker Screenplay: Dana Stevens D.P.: Dante Spinotti Negative Cost: $10 million Start Date: 3/93, Chicago Stowe is a poet who was blinded due to child abuse. When a medical procedure restores her sight, she witness a murder, but her brain does not register what had occurred until hours later, as she has no depth perception and is relearning "how to see". Quinn is the police detective who doesn't know whether or not to believe her vision. An erotic thriller from the director of COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER, and most recently, THUNDERHEART. Spinotti shot THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS. BODIES, REST AND MOTION (Fine Line) April 9 (NY, LA) Dir: Michael Steinberg Cast: Bridget Fonda, Phoebe Cates, Eric Stolz, Tim Roth Producers: Joel Castleberg, Allan Mindel, Denise Shaw Screenplay: Roger Hedden D.P.: Bernd Heinl Start Date: 7/25/92, Tucson A romance drama about young people suffering from personal inertia, or "falling into ruts". Excellent word. Shown at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival. Steinberg directed THE WATERDANCE. BURN THISBURN THIS TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producers: Linda Yellen, Ray Katz Screenplay: Don Jakoby, Linda Yellen, based on August Wilson's play Negative Cost: $10 million Big-screen version of the erotic play about a contemporary woman who comes up against her fear of intimacy when a tempestuous man enters her life. CORRINA, CORRINA TBA Dir: Jessie Nelson Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Ray Liotta DAD'S WEEK OFF TBA Dir: Neal Israel Cast: TBA Producer: Robert Harris Screenplay: Elliot Stern, Denise Halma Start Date: Spring '93 An accountant's job is in jeopardy, forcing him to stay home while the wife and kids go off to a wedding. In the interim, he destroys the house, imperils the dog, gets beaten up, nearly loses his job, and comes close to ruining his marriage. DAMAGE January 22 (wider) Rating: "R" for strong sexuality and for language Dir: Louis Malle Cast: Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, Miranda Richardson, Rupert Graves, Leslie Caron, Ian Bannen Producer: Louis Malle Screenplay: David Hare, based on Josephine Hart's novel D.P.: Peter Biziou Composer: Zbignew Preisner Start Date: 2/24/92, U.K., France Sordid tale of a politician obessed with his son's lover. Very fine pedigree. Rating appeal was lost…release was delayed for a week while film was cut to achieve an "R" rating after being slapped with the dreaded "NC-17". Opened in New York and Los Angeles on 12/23/92. DEADBOLT TBA Rating: "R" for strong violence DEAD ON TBA Dir: Michael Schroeder Cast: Ray Sharkey, Leo Rossi, Meg Foster, Miles O'Keefe Producer: Lisa Hansen Screenplay: Mark Sevi D.P.: Jamie Thompson, Start Date: 10/29/90, Los Angeles DEAD SLEEP TBA Dir: Alec Mills Cast: Linda Blair, Tony Bonner, Sueyan Cox Producer: Stanley O'Toole Screenplay: Michael Rymer Start Date: 3/12/90, Queensland Psychological thriller about the controversy surrounding certain shock therapies. DEATH RING TBA Rating: "R" for strong violence, and for sexuality and language DELTA OF VENUS TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Screenplay: Sarah Kernochan This screen adaptation of Anais Nin's sensuous novel about a young woman's wild sexual abandon, an author's erotic writing for an anonymous man leads to an intense rediscovery of self. EDDIE March 5 Cast: Rick Moranis THE ENDLESS SUMMER 2 April, 1994 (limited) Dir: Bruce Brown Cast: Pat O'Connell, Robert Weaver Producers: Ron Moler, Roger Riddell Screenplay: Bruce Brown, Dana Brown D.P.: Mike Hoover Start Date: 4/14/92, South Africa, Australia, Hawaii, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti Bruce Brown is finally making a sequel to his classic 1966 surfing documentary THE ENDLESS SUMMER, which was produced for $50,000 and grossed $30 million over the years. He will once again travel to the great surfing spots of the world and this time will use the latest in underwater photography and sound technologies. EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES July 23 Dir: Gus Van Sant Cast: Uma Thurman, Keanu Reeves, Rain Phoenix, Victoria Williams, Faye Dunaway, Roseanne Arnold, Pat Morita, Heather Graham, John Hurt Producer: Laurie Parker Screenplay: Gus Van Sant, based on Tom Robbins' novel D.P.: John Campbell, Eric Edwards Start Date: 9/14/92, Oregon Negative Cost: $8.5 million Young Virginia woman goes to New York to make a splash in the fashion world. Ms. Phoenix is the head cowgirl of the twenty-five. Project was formerly at TriStar. EXCESSIVE FORCE (Fine Line) March 26 (limited) Rating: "R" for strong violence and language and for sexuality and drug use Dir: Jonathan Hess Cast: Thomas Ian Griffith, Charlotte Lewis, James Earl Jones, Lance Henrikson, Tony Todd Producer: Irwin Stoss Screenplay: Thomas Ian Griffith Start Date: 3/6/92, Chicago Martial arts expert Griffith stars as Terry Conner in this action- drama about a New York cop with a short fuse and fast fists. When his partners are killed and $3 million disappears during a bust, Conner fights to save his life and clear his name when he's suspected by the law…and the mob. Griffith was featured in THE KARATE KID PART III. EYE OF THE STORM TBA Rating: "R" for scenes of strong violence, and for language FAST GETAWAY (Cinetel) TBA Dir: Spiro Razatos Cast: Corey Haim, Cynthia Rothrock, Leo Rossi, Ken Lerner, Marcia Strassman Producers: Paul Hertzberg, Lisa M. Hansen Screenplay: James Dixon D.P.: Jacques Haitkin Start Date: 5/31/90, Coloradi, Utah In this action adventure, a bright young man's estranged family wants him to pursue a career in banking. Mom thinks the best route is with an MBA while Dad opts for a more direct approach - bank robbery. F-TROOP TBA Dir: Bobby Logan Cast: TBA Producers: David Permut, Bobby Logan Screenplay: Bobby Logan Arrgh. Yet another bad TV show comes to the big screen. There will likely be cameos by original cast members Ken Berry, Larry Storch, Melody Patterson and James Hampton. FATAL CHARM TBA Dir: Fritz Kiersch JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY August 13 Dir: Adam Marcus Cast: John D. LeMay, Kari Keegan, Kane Hodder Producer: Sean S. Cunningham Screenplay: Dean Lorey, Jay Huguely Start Date: 5/92, Los Angeles What have we done to deserve this? INCREDIBLE CRASH DUMMIES 1993 Start Date: Spring 1993 A film based on those dummies who do the TV public-service spots for seat belt usage, if you can believe that. IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS TBA Dir: John Carpenter Screenplay: Michael De Luca Horror film concerns an investigator who must find a missing horror author and his final manuscript before it is published. The story, which is the last of a series of best-sellers, reveals the truth about an evil race of beings dedicated to regaining control of Earth. THE HIDDEN 2: THE SPAWNING TBA Dir: Seth Pinsker Cast: TBA Producer: Michael Meltzer Screenplay: Seth Pinsker Start Date: 3/93 Sequel to the good and gross 1987 science fiction feature starring Kyle Maclachlan as the alien cop hunting for the horrific villain will be the feature directorial debut for Oscar short film nominee Pinsker. HOUSEHOLD SAINTS (Fine Line) September 10 (NY, LA)) Dir: Nancy Savoca Cast: Tracey Ullman, Lili Taylor, Vincent D'Onofrio, Sebastian Roche', Judith Malina Exec. Producer: Jonathan Demme Screenplay: Nancy Savoca, Richard Guay, based on Francine Prose's novel Start Date: 6/24/92, New York, Wilmington NC Newly Oscar-anointed Director Demme gets an exec producer credit on this comedy set in Manhattan's Little Italy by third-time helmer Savoca. THE LANE FROST STORY TBA Dir: John Avildsen Cast: Luke Perry Producer: Michael Shamberg Screenplay: Larry Brothers Negative Cost: $7 million Biopic about the champion bull rider Frost who was killed in a rodeo at the age of 23. THE LAST DAYS OF CHEZ NOUS (Fine Line) February 26 (NY) Rating: "R" for a moment of strong sexual language March 12 (LA) Dir: Gillian Armstrong Cast: Kerry Fox, Lisa Harrow, Bruno Ganz, Miranda Otto, Bill Hunter Producer: Jan Chapman Screenplay: Helen Garner D.P.: Geoffrey Simpson Composer: Paul Grabowsky Aussie story of an inner-city Sydney household during a warm Australian summer. Nominated for 11 Australian Film Awards. Armstrong directed MY BRILLIANT CAREER and MRS. SOFFEL. LEOLO (Fine Line) April 2 (NY) Dir: Jean-Claude Lauzon April 7 (LA) Cast: Ginette Reno, Pierre Bourgault, Maxime Collin, Giuditta Del Vecchio, Julien Guiomar Producers: Lyse Lafontaine, Aimee Danis Screenplay: Jean-Claude Lauzon Highly regarded Canadian film is the story of a young Montrealer's who counters the banality and craziness of family life with wild fantasies. A multiple Genie (Canadian Film) award-winner. MAN'S BEST FRIEND September 17 Dir: John LaFia Cast: Ally Sheedy, Lance Henriksen Producer: Chuck Roven Screenplay: John LaFia Start Date: 1/25/93, S. California This canine answer to THE TERMINATOR offers a villain created in a college biotechnology lab and eye-popping visuals. Kevin Yagher, creator of Chucky, is special effects supervisor. Roven produced FINAL ANALYSIS. THE MASK TBA Dir: Chuck Russell Screenplay: Mike Werb An ambitious visual effects film based on the Dark Horse Comic series in which an ordinary man buys an ancient mysterious mask that, when worn, turns him into an indestructible, wise-cracking superman. Not one to use his powers against evil, he embarks on a vendetta against everyone who had ever "done him wrong". MENACE II SOCIETY May 26 (limited) Dir: Allen and Albert Hughes Cast: KK, Tha D Producer: Darin Scott Screenplay: Tyger Williams Negative Cost: $2.5 million 21-year-old twins Allen and Albert make their feature debut after directing many rap videos. Story concerns a Watts teenager embroiled in the criminal activity of his peers who struggles to better his situation. Film is to be a much grittier look at the "Hood" than other films, most notably BOYZ 'N THE HOOD. Cameos for Charles S. Dutton, Samuel L. Jackson, Glenn Plummer and Bill Duke. MERCY TBA Dir: Jack Sholder Screenplay: Jack Sholder, Brad Miurman, based on David Lindsey's novel Houston's most prominent women are being murdered unconventionally. MIDNIGHT HEAT TBA Rating: "R" for strong sensuality and violence, and for language Dir: John Nicolella Cast: Michael Pare, Adam Ant, Dennis Hopper, Daphne Ashbrook, Charlie Schlatter, Tracy Tweed, Little Richard, Cindy Valentine, Joe Lara, Tony Todd, Luca Bercovici Producers: Kandice King, Lance King Screenplay: Max Strom, John Allen Nelson D.P.: Chuck Mahoney Start Date: 7/1/91, Los Angeles MINE TBA Dir: Mary Lambert Screenplay: Robert Resnikoff A psychotic female terrorist who was raised in a Sixties radical hippie family steals a baby from an innocent mother who must make a hellish cross-country trip to retrieve her son. MR. NANNY July 30 Rating: "PG" rated for comic action and mild language Dir: Michael Gottlieb Cast: Hulk Hogan, David Johansen, Sherman Hemsley Screenplay: Michael Gottlieb Start Date: 5/15/92, Miami Formerly titled ROUGH STUFF. NAKED IN NEW YORK (Fine Line) August 13 (NY) Dir: Daniel Algrant August 25 (LA) Cast: Eric Stolz, Mary-Louise Parker, Timothy Dalton, Ralph Macchio, Kathleen Turner, Tony Curtis, Jill Clayburgh, Lynne Thigpen Exec Producer: Martin Scorsese Producer: Fred Zollo Screenplay: Daniel Algrant D.P.: Joey Forsyte Start Date: 11/9/92, New York Negative Cost: $5 million Hot new award-winning filmmaker from Columbia U. gets his major theatrical debut. He caught Scorsese's eye while winning a medal at a film competition. NATIONAL LAMPOON'S LOADED WEAPON 1 February 5 Rating: "PG-13" for ribald humor and drug references. Dir: Gene Quintano Cast: Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Curry, William Shatner, Kathy Ireland Producers: Suzanne Todd, David Willis Screenplay: Don Holly, Gene Quintano D.P.: Peter Deming Composer: Robert Folk Negative Cost: $8.2 million Start Date: 6/22/92, Los Angeles A new franchise for New Line resulting with the new association with J2 Communications is the National Lampoon series of three upcoming films over four years…the first jabs at the buddy/action genre ala' the LETHAL WEAPON series from Warner Brothers/Silver. The original script by Don Holly was acquired by Disney, who brought Quintano on for a rewrite. Producer Willis is Bruce's brother. Features cameos by Charlie Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Lewis, Erik Estrada, Richard Moll, James Doohan and Beverly Johnson. A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET PART 7 1993 Dir: Wes Craven Cast: Robert Englund Producer: Wes Craven Screenplay: Wes Craven OH, WHAT A NIGHT TBA Rating: "PG-13" for elements of teen sexuality PEACEMAKERS TBA Producers: Suzanne de Passe, Cindy Cirlie, John Fasano Screenplay: Cindy Cirlie, John Fasano Start Date: 4/93 PYRATES TBA Dir: Noah Stern Cast: Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick Exec Producers: Andrew Meyer, Tom Taylor Screenplay: Noah Stern Start Date: 11/90, Los Angeles Two lovers burn up everything in sight. RELENTLESS III TBA Rating: "R" for strong violence and sexuality, and for language RIFF-RAFF (Fine Line) February 12 (NY) Rating: None March 17 (limited)) Dir: Ken Loach Cast: Robert Carlyle, Emer McCourt, Jimmy Coleman, George Moss Producer: Sally Hibbin Screenplay: Bill Jesse Composer: Stewart Copeland A black comedy about a recent Glasgow prison inmate who gets a job on a non-union construction site with a gang of workers converting a rat-infested hospital into luxury flats. This critique of Thatcher's Britain was shot in 16mm. The "R" rating which the film received has been surrendered. SHORT CUTS (Fine Line) September 24 Dir: Robert Altman Cast: Tim Robbins, Jeff Daniels, Jack Lemmon, Fred Ward, Matthew Modine, Andie MacDowell, Lily Tomlin, Laura Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Downey Jr., Seymour Cassell, Teri Garr, Robert Townsend, Chrisopher Penn, Anne Archer, Frances McDormand, Buck Henry, Lori Singer, Lyle Lovett, Annie Ross Producer: Cary Brokaw Screenplay: Robert Altman, Frank Barhydt, based on Raymond Carver's short stories Start Date: 7/92, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $15 million Ensemble comedy-drama set in contemporary working-class Los Angeles has a NASHVILLE-like structure and huge cast. There are 27 major parts, all which intertwine. Wound in early October. Altman's first cut ran some six hours! SKEETERS (Team Players) TBA Cast: Cyril O'Reilly, Tracy Griffith A low-budget science fiction film. SO HELP ME GOD TBA Dir: Tom Holland Screenplay: Larry Cohen, Tom Holland A contemporary courtroom drama where the ultimate evil possesses an ordinary man who commits several gruesome murders. SUNSET GRILL TBA Rating: "R" for violence, sexuality and language Dir: Kevin Connor Cast: Peter Weller, Lori Singer, Stacy Keach, Alexandra Paul, John Rhys-Davies, Michael Anderson Jr. Low-budget thriller about a hard-luck detective who, while attempting to avenge the murder of his ex-wife, uncovers a sinister conspiracy. SURF NINJAS July 2 Rating: "PG" for comic martial arts action and some mild language Dir: Neal Israel Cast: Ernie Reyes Jr., Leslie Nielsen Producer: Evzen Kolar Screenplay: Dan Gordon Start Date: 5/18/92, LA, Thailand A wacked-out surf comedy. SURVIVING THE GAME TBA Producer: David Permut Screenplay: Eric Bernt An action thriller about a homeless man who is set up as human prey by a group of wicked hunters. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III March 19 Rating: "PG" for swashbuckling violence and mild language March 26 (wider) Dir: Stuart Gillard Cast: Paige Turco, Elias Koteas, Stuart Wilson, Sab Shimono, Vivian Wu, Henry Hayashi, John Aylward, Travis Moon, Mark Caso, David Fraser, Matt Hill, Jim Raposa Exec Producer: Raymond Chow Producer: Thomas Gray, Kim Dawson, David Chan Screenplay: Stuart Gillard D.P.: David Gurfinkel Composer: John Du Prez Start Date: 6/15/92, Astoria, OR Negative Cost: $20 million The third Turtle film will take over five sound stages at Stephen Cannell's studio (perhaps). Storyline involves time-travel, between today and the 17th Century. The Turtle outfits will no longer be from Jim Henson's Creature Shop. THREE OF HEARTS May 7 (NY, LA) Rating: "R" for strong language and sexuality Dir: Urek Bogayevicz Cast: William Baldwin, Sherilyn Fenn, Kelly Lynch, Joe Pantoliano, Gail Strickland Producers; David Permut, Joel Michaels, Matthew Irmas Screenplay: Adam Greenman D.P.: Andrzej Sekula Composer: Richard Gibbs Start Date: 4/13/92, New York Provocative love story involves a love relationship between the Fenn and Lynch characters which is rendered askew when Baldwin comes on the scene. Filmed successfully sneaked at AMC Burbank in October. UNHOLY FIRE TBA Dir: George Romero Producer: Peter Grunwald Screenplay: Whitley Strieber, based on his novel Start Date: Spring 1993 Story of a NYC priest implicated in the brutal murder of a parish member. In unraveling this mystery of the slaying, the priest finds he may be dealing with Satan himself. VOLERE, VOLARE (Fine Line) February 3 (NY) Rating: "R" for nudity February 10 (LA) Dirs: Maurizio Nichetti, Guido Manuli Cast: Maurizio Nichetti, Angela Finocchiaro, Mariella Valentini, Patrizio Roversi Producers: Enesto di Sarro, Mario and Vittorio Cecchi Gori Screenplay: Maurizio Nichetti, Guido Manuli This Italian import is a comic fantasy that blends live action and animation. Star Nichetti is the acclaimed director of THE ICICLE THIEF. WAVE WARRIORS TBA Cast: Leslie Nielsen, Rob Schneider Wacky surfer film made Down Under. WHO'S THE MAN? April 23 Rating: "R" for strong language Dir: Ted Demme Cast: Doctor Dre, Ed Lover Producers: Maynell Thomas, Charles Stettler Screenplay: Seth Greenland Start Date: 10/26/92, New York Rap film. THE WIDE SARGASSO SEA (Fine Line) April 16 (NY, LA) Rating: "NC-17" Dir: John Duigan Cast: Nathaniel Parker, Karina Lombard, Rachel Ward, Michael York Producer: Jan Sharp Screenplay: John Duigan, based on Jean Rhys' novel Start Date: 7/91, Jamaica Period romance set in the 19th Century Caribbean details sexual obsession between an English aristocrat and the French island lovely that he takes for his wife. YO, ALICE! 1993 Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producer: David Permut Screenplay: TBA Negative Cost: <$10 million A hip-hop musical film version of ALICE IN WONDERLAND that was developed by Maurice Hines, who may choreograph and/or perform in the film. In this version, Alice Huxley is a 17-year-old African-American who ventures on a voyage of discovery when she and her friend Harvey (who is transformed into the Rabbit) get sucked into the VCR. The lead role will be cast with an unknown, but there will be some big names in supporting roles. YOJIMBO TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producer: Arthur Sarkissian Screenplay: Henry Bean Start Date: 2/93 Negative Cost: $10 million Yet another remake of Akira Kurosawa's classic 1961 Samurai film…this time the setting will be American and urban, a place where violence has taken over and anarchy rules. New Yorker Films TAIGA March 3 Dir: Ulrike Ottinger Northern Arts CHILDREN OF NATURE May Dir: Fridrik Thor Fridriksson JIT April 16 Dir: Michael Raeburn October Films CAGE/CUNNINGHAM TBA Dir: Elliot Caplan Documentary traces the collaboration of choreographer Merce Cunningham and composer John Cage. TWO MIKES DON'T MAKE A RIGHT March 31 UN COEUR EN HIVER June (NY) Dir: Claude Sautet Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Emmanuelle Beart, Andre Dussollier Producer: Jean-Louis Livi Screenplay: Claude Sautet, Jacques Fieschi, Jerome Tonnerre Love triangle involved lovely young violinist and two violin makers. Exclusive New York bow will widen to Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Washington, and St. Louis. Orion BLUE SKY 1993 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Tony Richardson Cast: Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, Powers Boothe, Chris O'Donnell, Amy Locane, Carrie Snodgress Producers: Robert H. Solo, Lynn Arost, Jessica Lange D.P.: Steve Yaconelli Screenplay: Rama Blum, Jerry Leichtling, Arlene Sarner Start Date: 5/14/90, Selma, AL, Florida Negative Cost: $15.6 million Lange stars in this dramatic period piece about an unhappy wife who moves to a military base with her family and finds herself caught in a cover-up involving nuclear bomb tests. The late Tony Richardson's last film. CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU? 1993 Dir: Bill Fishman Cast: David Johansen, John C. McGinley, Fran Drescher, Nipsey Russell, Rosie O'Donnell, Al Lewis, Tone Loc Producer: Robert H. Solo D.P.: Rodney Charters Screenplay: Erik Tarloff, Ebbe Roe Smith, Peter McCarthy Start Date: 8/27/90, Toronto, New York Negative Cost: $10.7 million "There's a holdup in the Bronx…" Feature film version of the long- running '60s TV sitcom with Officers Toody and Muldoon. Fishman directed TAPEHEADS. Johansen stars as Gunther Toody and McGinley portrays his sidekick, Francis Muldoon, two mismatched police officers, partners by circumstance but not by choice. The rollicking comedy also features cameo appearances by Penn & Teller, Tone Loc and the Ramones with music by the Ramones, Coati Mundi, Lis Delbello, MojoNixon and Denny Doherty of the Mamas and the Papas. CHINA MOON 1993 Dir: John Bailey Cast: Ed Harris, Madeline Stowe, Benicio Del Toro, Charles Dance Producer: Barry M. Osborne D.P.: Willy Kurant Screenplay: Roy Carlson Start Date: 10/8/90, Florida Negative Cost: $14.6 million This steamy thriller is about a veteran detective (Harris) in a small Florida city whose backstreet romance with wealthy young widow spins a web of deceit, betrayal and murder. His official investigation of the crime backfires when the trail begins to point to him. "China Moon" is the second TIG production, following Orion's "Dances With Wolves." CLIFFORD 1993 Dir: Paul Flaherty Cast: Martin Short, Charles Grodin Producers: Larry Brezner, Pieter Jan Brugge Screenplay: Steven Kampnamm, Will Aldis D.P.: John A. Alonzo Start Date: 7/24/90, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $18.8 million Martin Short stars in dual roles along with Charles Grodin, Mary Steenburgen and Dabney Coleman in this comedy about a mischievous, 10- year-old boy left in the care of his bachelor uncle (Grodin) while his parents are in Hawaii. More than a few catastrophic misadventures are in store for Clifford, a juvenile genius with a one- track mind, as his dream of visiting Dinosaurworld becomes his uncle's worst nightmare. Delayed from a June, 1991 release. THE DARK HALF April 23 Dir: George A. Romero Cast: Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, Michael Rooker, Julie Harris, Robert Joy, Rutanya Alda, Kent Broadhurst, Tom Mardirosian Exec. Producer: George A. Romero Producer: Declan Baldwin Screenplay: George A. Romero D.P.: Tony Pierce-Roberts Start Date: 10/15/90, Pittsburgh Negative Cost: $16.1 million Based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, this one is about a writer whose alter ego, the author of several vicious crime novels, takes on a life of his own. Hutton gets to play dual roles. Opened in London in 5/92. THE FAVOR 1993 Dir: Donald Petrie Cast: Elizabeth McGovern, Harley Jane Kozak, Ken Wahl, Bill Pullman, Brad Pitt Producer: Lauren Shuler-Donner Screenplay: Josann McGibbon, Sara Parriott Start Date: 9/19/90, Portland, OR Negative Cost: $12.9 million A romantic comedy about Emily and Kathy, two best friends whose long- time bond suddenly snaps when Emily's fantasy about her high school sweetheart she hasn't seen in 15 years, and her request of an unusual favor, puts their friendship to the ultimate test. Petrie directed MYSTIC PIZZA and OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS. LOVE FIELD February 12 (wide) Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Jonathan Kaplan Cast: Michelle Pfeiffer, Dennis Haysbert, Brian Kerwin, Beth Grant, Louise Latham, Peggy Rea Producers: Midge Sanford, Sarah Pillsbury Screenplay: Don Roos D.P.: Ralf D. Bode Composer: Jerry Goldsmith Start Date: 4/2/90, Rocky Mount, NC, Virginia, Washington, DC Negative Cost: $17.7 million Interracial love story set against the backdrop of the Kennedy assassination. Kaplan directed THE ACCUSED. Haysbert (MAJOR LEAGUE) replaced Denzel Washington as the love interest. Opened in New York and LA for one week only Oscar qualification on 12/11/92. MARRIED TO IT 1.85 (SR) March 26 Rating: "R" Language and a scene of sensuality Dir: Arthur Hiller Cast: Beau Bridges, Stockard Channing, Robert Sean Leonard, Mary Stuart Masterson, Ron SIlver, Cybill Shepard Producer: Thomas Baer Screenplay: Janet Kovalcik D.P.: Victor J. Kemper Start Date: 7/30/90, Toronto, New York Negative Cost: $14.3 million A comedy featuring three married New York couples with radically different lifestyles. Leonard was the suicidal thespian in DEAD POETS SOCIETY. Music is by Henry Mancini. Film runs 110 minutes. Advanced word is tepid. ROBOCOP 3 July 30 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Fred Dekker Cast: Robert Burke, Nancy Allen, John Castle, CCH Pounder, Bruce Locke, Felton Perry, Robert DoQui Producer: Patrick Crowley Screenplay: Fred Dekker D.P.: Gary Kibbe Start Date: 2/4/91, Atlanta Negative Cost: $23.5 million In the film, Omni-Consumer Product Corp. (OCP), the company which originally designed RoboCop, has scheduled Detroit's largest neighborhood for extinction to make way for a gleaming new city in the future. In his effort to serve public trust, RoboCop leaves the Detroit Police Department and joins forces with a rebel group to help them defend their homes. Among this determined band of homeless revolutionaries is Nikko, a 10-year-old computer genius who idolizes RoboCop. Her devotion and loyalty awakens in RoboCop the human longings and fleeting but powerful memories of a murdered cop named Murphy. Only a "PG-13" this time? THERE GOES MY BABY 1993 Rating: "R" for language Dir: Floyd Mutrux Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Rick Schroder, Kelli Williams, Noah Wyle, Jill Schoelen, Kristin Minter, Lucy Deakins, Kenny Ransom Producer: Robert Shapiro Screenplay: Floyd Mutrux Negative Cost: $10.5 million A bittersweet look at a time in history in the early 60s when things are about to change for eight high school graduates, and for the rest of the country. Orion Classics RAIN WITHOUT THUNDER February 5 (limited) Rating: "PG-13" for theme Dir: Gary Bennett Cast: Betty Buckley, Jeff Daniels, Frederic Forrest, Graham Greene, Linda Hunt, Robert Earl Jones, Austin Pendleton, Carolyn McCormick, Ali Thomas Producers: Nanette and Gary Sorenson Screenplay: Gary Bennett Negative Cost: $4 million First pickup by Orion since they emerged from Chapter 11 protection is a drama set in 2042 where a young woman and her mother are incarcerated for breaking anti-abortion laws that are enacted due to a constitutional amendment. Pacific Pictures SONS early 1993 Dir: Alexandre Rockwell Producer: Marc Toberoff Screenplay: Alexandre Rockwell Rockwell gained notoriety with IN THE SOUP at the Sundance festival. Paramount ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES November Dir: Barry Sonnenfeld Cast: Raul Julia, Angelica Huston, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack, Carol Kane, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman, Carel Struycken, Christopher Hart Producers: Scott Rudin, David Nicksay Screenplay: Paul Rudnick Start Date: 2/8/93, Los Angeles The gang's back again for more big bucks. This is Yale-grad Rudnick's first credited screenplay. THE BADGER TBA Cast: John Cusack Screenplay: Michael O'Donaghue BEVERLY HILLS COP III 1994 Dir: John Landis Cast: Eddie Murphy Producers: Mace Neufeld, Bob Rehme Screenplay: Steve de Souza Start Date: 4/93, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $55 million Another formula film. This time Murphy gets $15 million up front. It's like DIE HARD at an amusement park. De Souza wrote DIE HARD. Joel Silver left the producer's chair and Neufeld and Rehme are stepping in. They produced PATRIOT GAMES and THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER. Delayed from a July release due to the rushed schedule and humongous $70+ million budget. Is being reworked to $55 million. May not show up until Memorial Day, 1994, which would be 1 year later than the original projected release date. BITTER ROOT TBA Dir: John McTiernan Screenplay: Larry McMurtry Cavalry vs. Indians. Everyone has to have a western these days… BLUE TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producers: Mace Neufeld, Bob Rehme Screenplay: Jay Wolf An original script about a baseball umpire school in Phoenix. BLUE CHIP TBA Dir: William Friedkin Cast: Nick Nolte Producer: Michelle Rappaport Screenplay: Ron Shelton Start Date: Spring 1993 A college football coach must deal with a conflict of principle. BOPHA! Fall Dir: Morgan Freeman Cast: Danny Glover, Alfre Woodard, Malcolm McDowell, Marius Weyers, Maynard Ezlashl, Malick Bowens Exec Producer: Arsenio Hall Producer: Lawrence Taubman Screenplay: John Wierick, Brian Bird D.P.: David Watkins Start Date: 6/15/92, Zimbabwe Freeman makes his directorial debut in this South African-based film about a father and son's relationship set shortly after the 1976 Soweto uprising. Will get a title change. THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIE TBA Exec. Producer: David Kirkpatrick Producers: Sherwood Schwartz, Lloyd Schwartz Screenplay: Sherwood Schwartz, Lloyd Schwartz Start Date: 3/93 Maybe Sherry Lansing will kill this project….please? Scheduled to be cast with unknowns who look like the TV cast did in 1972. THE CATCH TBA CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER 70mm 1994 Dir: Philip Noyce Cast: Harrison Ford, Anne Archer, James Earl Jones Producers: Bob Rehme, Mace Neufeld Screenplay: Don Stewart, John Milius, based on Tom Clancy's novel Negative Cost: $45 million Start Date: 9/1/93, Los Angeles, Washington, Puerto Rico or Mexico Clancy is royally mad at Paramount about this project. He thinks Noyce (helmer of PATRIOT GAMES and current SLIVER) is a hack. Clancy wouldn't mind seeing John McTiernan take over this one, even though he complained about McT's work during the shoot of THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER. In this film, Jack Ryan (Ford) helps the U.S. declare war on the Colombia drug cartel. THE CONEHEADS July 23 Dir: Steve Barron Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Michelle Burke, Chris Farley Producer: Lorne Michaels Screenplay: Dan Aykroyd, Tom Davis D.P.: Francis Kenny Start Date: 2/1/93, Los Angeles Big-screen treatment of the Saturday Night Live staple of year's past. THE CROW August Dir: Alex Proyas Cast: Brandon Lee Producers: Edward Pressman, Jeff Most Screenplay: David Schow, John Shirley Start Date: 2/1/93, Wilmington, NC D.P.: Dariusz Wolski A man is brought back from death and he adopts the persona of a crow in order to avenge his and his girlfriend's deaths. EMILY BRONTE'S WUTHERING HEIGHTS TBA Rating: "PG" Dir: Peter Kosminsky Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche Producer: Mary Selway Screenplay: Anne Devlin, based on Emily Bronte's novel Start Date: 10/91, England Remake of the classic tale WUTHERING HEIGHTS is the first product from Paramount Europe. Producer Selway's name will be recognized as one of the very top casting directors in the biz. Negative notices on the continent may lead to a straight to video on this one over here. THE EVENING STAR TBA Dir: TBA Cast: Shirley MacLaine Producer: David Kirkpatrick Screenplay: Robert Harling, based on Larry McMurtry's novel The sequel to TERMS OF ENDEARMENT follows Aurora and her three grown and troubled grandchildren fifteen years later. Jack Nicholson is interested in reprising his role as Garrett Breedlove, based on how the script turns out. FIRE IN THE SKY March 12 Rating: "PG-13" for sci-fi violence Dir: Robert Lieberman Cast: James Garner, Robert Patrick, D.B. Sweeney, Craig Sheffer, Henry Thomas, Bradley Gregg, Peter Berg Producers: Todd Black, Joe Wizan Screenplay: Tracy Torme D.P.: Bill Pope Start Date: 7/92, Arizona Big-screen treatment of the well-known UFO abduction case of Travis Walton, who reportedly was swiped by aliens in the woods near Snowflake, Arizona in 1975 in plain view of his friends on their way home from work. Patrick scored as the T-1000 cyborg in TERMINATOR 2. Lieberman directed ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS. THE FIRM July 2 Dir: Sydney Pollack Cast: Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Jean Tripplehorn , Holly Hunter, Wilford Brimley, Ed Harris, Hal Holbrook, David Strathairn, Jerry Hardin, Gary Busey Producers: Scott Rudin, John Davis, Sydney Pollack Screenplay: Robert Towne, David Rayfiel, based on John Grisham's novel D.P.: John Seale Start Date: 11/9/92, Memphis, Boston, Washington, Cayman Islands Cruise plays Mitch MeDeere, who is seduced into joining a Memphis law firm. Once he's on board, he discovers that the firm is a front for a Mafia family and he must give information to the FBI to save his hide. Tripplehorn, who was last seen in BASIC INSTINCT, plays his wife, Abby. Hackman is the evil Avery. FLESH AND BONE November 5 Dir: Steve Kloves Cast: Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, James Caan, Gwyneth Paltrow Producers: Paula Weinstein, Mark Rosenberg, Sydney Pollack Screenplay: Steve Kloves D.P.: Phillippe Rousselot Start Date: 10/5/92, Austin Texas love story where Quaid fills vending machines for his livelihood and Ryan has just left her husband seeking a new life on the road. Quaid and Ryan are real life marrieds. Kloves directed THE FABULOUS BAKER BOYS. Producer Rosenberg sadly passed away in November, '92, leaving behind wide Weinstein. FOREST GUMP TBA Dir: Robert Zemeckis Cast: Tom Hanks GEORGIA O'KEEFE TBA GILBERT GRAPE Fall Dir: Lasse Hallstrom Cast: Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen, Leonardo DiCaprio Producers: David Matalon, Meir Teper, Bertil Ohlssen, Lasse Hallstrom, Alan Blomquist Screenplay: Peter Hedges, based on his novel "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?" D.P.: Sven Nykvist Start Date: 11/2/92, Austin, TX Bittersweet tale of a young man's struggle growing up in a small Iowa town and his relationship with his obese mother, who continues to gain weight at an alarming pace. INDECENT PROPOSAL April 7 Dir: Adrian Lyne Cast: Robert Redford, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson Producer: Sherry Lansing, Michael Tadross Screenplay: Amy Jones, William Goldman, based on Jack Engelhard's novel D.P.: Howard Atherton Start Date: 6/15/92, Los Angeles Lyne and Lansing team up one again after FATAL ATTRACTION made so much money for Paramount (although it officially just *barely* went into the black…love those grosse pointes!) Film involves a young cash-hungry couple who accept a deal from a rich guy for a night of amour with the missus for $1 million. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were interested but he backed out and she didn't pass the screen test. Redford plays the rich guy, Moore is the young wife of Harrelson. Harrelson is being sued, along with producer Lansing, by MGM for his dropping out of their BENNY & JOON for this role. Redford will work for SAG minimum with a percentage of the gross. Paramount originally wanted this to be their big Christmas 1992 picture, but the timing did not work out. INTERSECTION TBA Dir: Mark Rydell Cast: Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Lolita Davidovich Producers: Mark Rydell, Frederic Colchan Screenplay: David Rayfiel, Marshall Brickman Start Date: 3/1/93, San Francisco, Northern California An architect is torn between the passion of a new relationship and the responsibilities he feels toward his estranged wife and 14-year- old daughter, all during a car accident. Stone plays the devoted wife (surprise!), while Davidovich (last seen in LEAP OF FAITH), is the girlfriend. THE LADY TAKES AN ACE TBA Dir: Glen Charles Cast: Sharon Stone Producer: David Kirkpatrick Screenplay: Les Charles Start Date: 7/93, Los Angeles, San Diego BASIC INSTINCT sensation Stone goes the comedy route. LONG SHOT TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producers: Bob Rehme, Mace Neufeld Screenplay: Bill Link, based on James Grady's novel Assassination of a presidential candidate is the central theme to this political thriller whose protagonist is a secret serviceman assigned to protect the victim. MILK MONEY TBA Dir: TBA Cast: Melanie Griffith Screenplay: John Mattson Three 12-year-old boys pool their milk money to see a nekkid (sic) lady in town, and run into Griffith, who is willing to satisfy them. THE NAKED GUN 33 1/3 2nd Half 1993 Dir: TBA Cast: Leslie Nielsen The third (and final?) in the lucrative NAKED GUN series of gag films from ZAZ. PUPPET MASTER: THE MOVIE (Full Moon) 1993 Negative Cost: $4-7 million Exploitation market specialists Full Moon Entertainment have a feature based on their video series PUPPET MASTER that Paramount will release theatrically, as well as on video. RUNAWAY BRIDE TBA Dir: Harrison Ford, Geena Davis Screenplay: Sara Parriott, Josan McGibbon, Elaine May rewrite This comedy is in a hunt for a director after Michael Hoffman (SOAPDISH) dropped out over script problems. THE SAINT TBA Dir: TBA Cast: Roger Moore Producers: Robert Evans, Terry Macdonald Screenplay: Terry Hayes, Michael Hirst Start Date: 2/93 Simon Templar comes to the big screen. Noyce is fresh off of PATRIOT GAMES. Moore probably plays a supporting role. SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER October Dir: Steve Zaillian Cast: Joe Mantegna, Ben Kingsley, Larry Fishburne, Joan Allen, Max Pomeranc, William H. Macy, Shelley Winters, Robert Stephens, David Paymer, Jared Harris, Anthony Heald, Josh Mostel, Josh Kornbluth, Dan Hedaya, Laura Linney Exec Producer: Sydney Pollack Producer: Scott Rudin, William Horberg Screenplay: Steve Zaillian, based on Fred Waitzkin's novel D.P.: Conrad Hall Start Date: 7/1/92, Toronto Negative Cost: $12 million Film about a chess prodigy. SLIVER 2.35 May 21 Dir: Philip Noyce Cast: Sharon Stone, William Baldwin, Tom Berenger Producers: Robert Evans, Bill MacDonald Screenplay: Joe Eszterhas, based on Ira Levin's novel D.P.: Vilmos Zsigmond Start Date: 10/13/92, New York, Los Angeles Berenger is Jack Lansford, a writer of cop stories. Baldwin is Zeke Hawkins, a charismatic multi-millionaire who may be a serial killer. Stone is a New York publishing house editor who is the object of their desires. Stone gets the big bucks for this one after the mega-success of BASIC INSTINCT. That works out to $2.5 million upfront, plus a percentage of the gross. A camera crew was filming eruption footage at Kilauea in Hawaii when their helicopter crashed at the Puu Oo vent in late November. All were rescued eventually. Noyce directed PATRIOT GAMES and DEAD CALM. STAR TREK VII 2.35 December 1994 Producer: Rick Berman Screenplay: Rick Berman STARWATCHER Spring 1994 Dir: Jean Giraud, Keith Ingham Exec Producers: Ridley Scott, Mimi Polk Soleta Producer: Alain Guilot Screenplay: Moebius, Jackye Fryszman Negative Cost: $22 million Start Date: 11/15/91, Paris Billed as the "world's first computer animation feature", this film is in production at producer Guilot's Paris -based Videosystem, which is one of Europe's leading 3-D computer animation centers. The title character is a hero in a world threatened by cyborgs who dream of becoming human. The film uses real digitized faces, clay models and virtual-reality techniques to enhance the realism. STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND TBA Cast: Tom Hanks Producer: Joe Vecchio Robert Heinlein's science fiction classic is finally on the way to the big screen. THE TEMP 1.85 February 12 Rating: "R" for language and scenes of violence Dir: Tom Holland Cast: Timothy Hutton, Lara Flynn Boyle, Faye Dunaway, Oliver Plkatt, Dwight Schultz Exec Producer: Howard W. Koch, Jr. Producers: Tom Engelman, David Permut Screenplay: Kevin Falls D.P.: Steven Yaconelli Negative Cost: $14 million Start Date: 4/9/92, Los Angeles A young food company marketing manager thinks his new temporary secretary is ideal…. but his suspicions rise after a series of mysterious mishaps. Holland directed FRIGHT NIGHT, FATAL BEAUTY and CHILD'S PLAY. Expect an "R" rating for this erotic indie thriller. THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD TBA Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Bill Phillips Cast: Jeff Daniels, Dabney Coleman, Rhea Perlman, Catherine O'Hara Producer: Mort Engelberg Screenplay: Bill Phillips D.P.: Walt Lloyd Daniels is criminal psychologist Willis Embry. He learns of $8.5 million buried in Cherry Hill, New Jersey from a dying convict. He then makes a deal with one of his patients to dig up the loot in return for half of the profits. Embry discovers that the money is under the home of Jessica Lodge (O'Hara). Unfortunately for him, some of the other inmates overheard the plans before escaping…. Formerly titled PAYDIRT. Released in Phoenix to dismal boxoffice in October. Will likely go straight to video. THE THING CALLED LOVE July 16 Dir: Peter Bogdanovich Cast: River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis, Dermot Mulroney, Sandra Bullock, K.T. Oslin, Trisha Yearwood Producer: John Davis Screenplay: Carol Heikkinen D.P.: Peter James Start Date: 11/2/92, Nashville, Memphis, Los Angeles A young country singer enters the Nashville scene. Grammy-winning country star Oslin makes her film debut as a "earth-mother" club owner. Delayed from an April release. TWILIGHT TBA Dir: TBA Cast: James Woods Producers: Mace Neufeld, Bob Rehme, James Woods, Ross Feinman Jimmy Woods plays a baseball player-manager in this sports drama. WAYNE'S WORLD 2 December Dir: Penelope Spheeris Cast: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey Exec Producer: Howard Koch Jr. Producer: Lorne Michaels Screenplay: Mike Myers Start Date: 6/1/93 When in doubt, make a sequel to a success…and quickly. Roxie Releasing MAN BITES DOG January 15 (limited) Rating: "NC-17" Samuel Goldwyn AMERICAN GLADIATORS: THE MOVIE TBA The phenomenally popular action TV competition series is opened up on the big screen to become a good vs. evil story. THE BARRYMORES TBA Dir: TBA Screenplay: Alfred Uhry, based on "The Barrymores: The Royal Family of Hollywood" by James Davis FUNNY PECULIAR TBA Dir: John Duigan Cast: TBA Producer: Michael Shamberg Screenplay: June Roberts, based on Amanda Thomas' novel "Riding the Dolphin" Start Date: 5/92 Humorous drama about the struggles of teenage schizophrenics in a halfway house. GOLDEN GATE Fall Dir: John Madden Cast: Matt Dillon, Joan Chen, Bruno Kirby, Tzi Ma, Stan Egl Producers: Lindsay Law, Michael Brandman Screenplay: David Henry Hwang D.P.: Bobby bukowski Start Date: 12/7/92, Northern California The author of M. BUTTERFLY writes a love story of a young FBI agent and a Chinese-American woman. The story covers the Fifties throught the Seventies. Kirby was last seen as a stand-up comic in HOFFA. "Some loves are impossible…But they are loves just the same." GOSPEL TBA Dir: Michael Schultz Cast: TBA Screenplay: Ntozake Shange The rise, fall and rise of a young gospel singer. HOLIDAY CITY TBA Dir: Matty Rich Producer: Martin Brest Screenplay: Ruben Gonzalez Start Date: 3/93 IL LADRO DI BAMBINI March 5 (limited) Dir: Gianni Amelio March 12 (wider) Cast: Enrico Lo Verso, Valentina Scalico, Giuseppe Ieracitano Producer: Angelo Rizzoli A young military officer has the job of escorting two children across Italy after their mother's arrest. Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes. MAC 1.85 (SR) February 19 (limited) Rating: "R" for strong language and some sexuality March 3 (wider) Dir: John Turturro Cast: John Turturro, Michael Badalucco, Carl Capotorto, Katherine Borowitz, Steven Randazzo, Ellen Barkin, John Amos Producers: Brenda Goodman, Nancy Tenenbaum Screenplay: John Turturro, Brandon Cole D.P.: Ron Fortunato Composers: Richard Termini, Vin Tese Spike Lee vet actor Turturro makes his directorial debut and also works the other side of the camera in this acclaimed film about three Italian-American brothers in the construction business that won the Camera D'Or at the Cannes Fest in '92. MEMOIRS OF A CADDY TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Screenplay: David Noonan, based on his novel A coming of age story of brothers set in the Sixties. MESMER TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Screenplay: Joel Gross, based on his play Based on the life of Anton Mesmer, the father of hypnotism. Hopefully mesmerizing. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING May 7 (limited) Dir: Kenneth Branagh May 14 (wider) Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves, Robert Sean Leonard, Denzel Washington, Kate Beckinsdale, Michael Keaton Producers: Stephen Evans, David Parfitt Screenplay Adaptation: Kenneth Branagh Start Date: 8/3/92, Italy Negative Cost: $10+ million Supreme Shakespeare thesp Branagh now attacks another of the Bard's works for the big screen. As usual, wife Thompson makes things a family affair. The Branaghs play Benedick and Beatrice, Reeves is Don John, Leonard is Claudio, Washington is Don Pedro ,Beckinsdale is Hero and Keaton is Dogberry. "Romance. Seduction. Deception. Revenge. Remarkable." PETER'S FRIENDS 1.85 (SR) January 22 (wider) Dir: Kenneth Branagh Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Rita Rudner, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Phyllida Law, Tony Slattery Producer: Kenneth Branagh Screenplay: Rita Rudner, Martin Bregman D.P.: Roger Lanser Start Date: 2/24/92, England Negative Cost: $6 million An ensemble piece set outside London that examines the relationships of college friends who were members of a theatrical troupe at one time and reunite a decade hence. Terrific entertainment. Opened in London in early November, selected cities on 12/25/92. RETURN TO MYSTIC PIZZA TBA Screenplay: Albert Innaurato, Jenny Tripp Sequel to the 1988 hit that brought Julia Roberts notoriety. SAM BASS: THE MAKING OF AN OUTLAW TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producer: David Picker Screenplay: William Roberts, Al Ruggiero A western. THE SECRET LIVES OF DENTISTS TBA Dir: Norman Rene' Cast: TBA Producer: TBA Screenplay: Craig Lucas, based on Jane Smiley's novel "The Age of Grief" Start Date: Fall '92 THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY TBA Cast: Eric Bogosian Screenplay: Eric Bogosian, based on the story by James Thurber THE STOLEN CHILDREN March 15 (NY) Dir: Gianni Amelio Cast: Enrico Lo Verso Producer: Angelo Rizzoli Cannes Grand Jury Prize winner is a story of the relationship between a railroad officer and the two children he escorts to an orphanage after their mother is arrested for selling her 11-year-old daughter into prostitution. Film won many David di Donatello film awards, including Best Film, Director, Producer, Editor, Music and a special prize for the two child leads. Amelio's OPEN DOORS won a 1990 Oscar nomination. This is the official Italian entry to the Academy Awards. WILD WEST April 9 (limited) Dir: David Attwood April 16 (wider) Cast: Sarita Choudhury Producer: Eric Fellner Screenplay: Harwant Bains Raucous, irreverent British comedy about three Pakistani brothers who form and country and western band. Savoy A BRONX TALE Fall Dir: Robert DeNiro Cast: Chazz Palminteri, Robert DeNiro Producers: Robert DeNiro, Jane Rosenthal Screenplay: Chazz Palminteri, based on his play Negative Cost: $14 million Start Date: 8/92, New York DeNiro makes his directorial debut in this slice-of-life. From Tribeca Productions. Rescued by new distrib Savoy when Universal backed out. DR. STRANGE TBA Dir: Wes Craven Based on the Marvel comic book. FREE OF EDEN TBA Dir: Garry Marshall Producer: Alexandra Rose HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL TBA Producers: Ray Stark, Jerry Leider Those CBS TV properties just keep springing up in the cinema! THE HONEYMOONERS TBA Producer: Frank Price A big-screen adaptation of the Jackie Gleason TV series. THE LAST OF THE DOG MEN TBA Dir: Tab Murphy Exec Producer: Mario Kassar SERIAL MOM TBA Dir: John Waters Cast: Kathleen Turner Producers: John Fiedler, Mark Tarlov Screenplay: John Waters Start Date: Spring '93 Negative Cost: <$15 million Upper-middle class "typical homemaker" mom is a serial killer. She also makes obscene phone calls to the neighbors. Put into turnaround by Columbia and quickly picked up at Savoy. Susan Sarandon *really* wanted to do this one. SHADOWLANDS TBA Dir: Richard Attenborough Cast: Anthony Hopkins Exec Producer: Frank Price Producers: Richard Attenborough, Brian Eastman Screenplay: William Nicholson Start Date: 4/93, Oxford Love story of C.S. Lewis and poet Joy Davidman, SHADOWLANDS had two former incarnations as a BBC TV film and a stage play in London and New York. THE SIMPLE PLAN TBA Dir: Mike Nichols Screenplay: Based on Scott Smith's novel Two brothers commit murder and discover a cache of loot. THE TEXAS RANGERS TBA Dir: John Milius Screenplay: John Milius Start Date: 1993 Undoubtedly a rip-snorting Western from Mr. Milius. SGE SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS May 21 Dir: James Glickenhaus TALONS OF THE EAGLE TBA Dir: Michael Kennedy Cast: Billy Blanks, Jalal Merhi, James Hong, Priscilla Barnes, Mattias Hues, Pan Qing Fu, Eric Lee Producer: Jalal Merhi Screenplay: J. Stephen Maunder D.P.: Curtis Peterson Start Date: 4/7/92, Toronto Skouras JOEY BREAKER April 16 (NY, LA) Dir: Steven Starr Screenplay: Steven Starr Starr is the former head of William Morris' New York film office. RUNNING COOL TBA Rating: "R" for language and sexuality THE SILVER BRUMBY TBA Dir: John Tatoulis Cast: TBA Producers: Colin South, John Tatoulis Screenplay: Jon Stephens, Elyne Mitchell, John Tatoulis D.P.: Mark Gilfedder Start Date: 3/2/92, Melbourne Australia WATCH IT March 26 (NY, LA, Chicago) Rating: "R" for language and for a scene of sexuality. Dir: Tom Flynn Cast: Peter Gallagher, John C. McGinley, Suzy Amis, Tom Sizemore, Lili Taylor, Cynthia Stevenson, John Tenney Producer: Thomas Mangan IV, Christopher Burch, John C. McGinley D.P.: Stephen M. Katz Composer: Stanley Clarke Negative Cost: $3 million Romantic relationship comedy about three practical jokers who share a house in Chicago and the woman in their lives. The word is quite good. Sony Pictures Classics THE ACCOMPANIST December Dir: Claude Miller Cast: Romane Bohringer, Elena Safonova, Richard Bohringer Producer: Jean-Louis Levi In Nazi-occupied Paris, a young pianist gets involved with a famous singer and her Nazi collaborator husband. FAR AWAY, SO CLOSE TBA Dir: Wim Wenders Cast: Bruno Ganz, Peter Falk, Otto Sander, Solveig Dommartin, Nastassja Kinski, Roberto Benigni, Horst Bucholz, Mikhail Gorbachev Producer: Wim Wenders Screenplay: Wim Wenders Wenders spins a sequel to his masterpiece, WINGS OF DESIRE. INDOCHINE 1.66 January (wider) Rating: "PG-13" for some violence, sensuality and drug related scenes Dir: Regis Wargnier Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Jean Pierre Aumont Producer: Eric Heumann Negative Cost: $20 million This huge French hit is set in 1930 French Indochina. It concerns the relationship between a mother and daughter during an era of increased political activity between the French and Indochinese. Film will play at Beverly Hills' Music Hall theatre and two screens at New York's Lincoln Plaza Cinemas. It is the official French entry to the Academy Awards. Film starts slowly and melodramatically, with several unintentional laughs. Then about 1/3 of the way into this 160 minute film, it turns quite compelling. Opened on 12/24/92 in New York and Los Angeles. JACQUOT DE NANTES May Dir: Agnes Varda Cast: Philippe Maron, Edouard Joubeaud, Laurent Monnier, Brigitte De Villepoix Producers: Agnes Varda, Perrine Baudin Screenplay: Agnes Varda Biography of the childhood of Ms. Varda's late husband, director Jacques Demy. Demy helmed LOLA, THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG, among others. This film was formerly on Orion Classics' release slate. THE LONG DAY CLOSES July Dir: Terence Davies Cast: Marjorie Yates, Leigh McCormack, Anthony Watson, Nicholas Lamont, Ayse Owens Producer: Olivia Stewart Negative Cost: $3.7 million In competition at Cannes in 1992, this autobiographical film is the second in Davies' series, after DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES. It is set in Liverpool in 1955-56. OLIVIER, OLIVIER February 24 (limited) Rating: "R" for sexuality, and for language Dir: Agnieszka Holland Cast: Francois Cluzet, Brigitte Rouan, Gregoire Colin, Marine Golovine, Jean-Francois Stevenin Producer: Marie-Laure Reyre Screenplay: Agnieszka Holland, Regis DeBray D.P.: Bernard Zitzermann Composer: Zbignew Preisner True story about a family's search for their son in the North of France from the director of EUROPA, EUROPA and the forthcoming THE SECRET GARDEN. Composer Preisner scored AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD, EUROPA EUROPA and THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE. ORLANDO June Dir: Sally Potter Cast: Tilda Swinton, Lothaire Bluteau, Quentin Crisp, Billy Zane, Charlotte Valandrez Based on Virginia Woolf's 1928 novel, this film concerns a character's journey through time…first as a man, then as a woman….from an experience as a young nobleman in Elizabeth I's court to the Asian steppes to Victorian England. Film opens in Italy in 12/92, Germany in 1/93 and London in 3/93. THE STORY OF QIU JU March Rating: "PG" for some language Dir: Zhang Yimou Screenplay: Liu Heng, from the novel "The Wan Family's Lawsuit" The acclaimed director of JU DOU and RAISE THE RED LANTERN delves into contemporary social comedy with this tale of revenge set in the Chinese countryside complicated by the infamous bureaucracy of Communist China. Strand Releasing FOR A LOST SOLDIER March Dir: Roeland Kerbosch MASALA March 12 (NY) Dir: Srinivas Krishna Cast: Srinivas Krishna, Saeed Jaffrey, Zohra Segal, Sakina Jaffrey Producer: Camelia Friebreg Screenplay: Srinivas Krishna A black comedy that has been popular on the film festival circuit. Krishna plays a disillusioned man who is reluctant to enter into any relationships following the death of his family in a plane crash. MOD EXPLOSION Fall Dir: Jon Moritsugu Cast: Amy Davis, Elizabeth Canning, Bonnie Steiger, Victor E. Aquitane, Justin Bond, Jacques Boyreau, Desi del Valle Producer: Henry S. Rosenthal Screenplay: Jon Moritsugu D.P.: Todd Verow Start Date: 9/23/92, San Francisco NITRATE KISSES April Dir: Barbara Hammer PINK ULYSSES April Dir: Eric de Kuyper SURE FIRE May Dir: Jon Jost WHEN THE PARTY'S OVER March 12 Dir: Matthew Irmas Symphony Pictures SECRET SOCIETY TBA Dir: Diane Keaton Cast: Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Diane Keaton Producers: Martin Sheen, William R. Greenblatt A story of racial injustice in the South. Trimark AMERICAN HEART May (NY, LA) Rating: "R" for language and sexual situations Dir: Martin Bell Cast: Jeff Bridges, Edward Furlong, Lucinda Jenney, Don Harvey, Tracey Kapinsky, Shareen Mitchell, Christian Frizzell Producers: Rosilyn Heller, Jeff Bridges Screenplay: Peter Silverman D.P.: Jim Bagdonas Composer: James Newton Howard Start Date: 8/13/91, Seattle Bridges is a dispossessed man who has been released from prison on work furlough. He is reunited with his 14-year-old son (Furlong), with whom he wants no ties. The boy ardently pursues the relationship. Furlong was apparently signed for this plum role of the estranged son of Bridges in this sub-$10 million drama before the release of T2. This film has been in distribution limbo since Avenue Pictures folded. It has opened only in Japan, where it was named one of the ten best films of 1992 by the Society of Japanese Film Critics. Excellent advanced word. DBRAINDEAD TBA Dir: Peter Jackson THE BUBBLEMAN TBA Dir: Stanley Kramer Cast: TBA Producer: Stanley Kramer Screenplay: Ron Pearlman, Bob Woodburn, Stanley Kramer Start Date: 1/92, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $15 million Romantic comedy is Stanley Kramer's first film since THE RUNNER STUMBLES in 1979. CITIZEN SANE TBA Negative Cost: $7 million A superhero spoof. CYBORG II: GLASS SHADOWS TBA Dir: Michael Schroeder Cast: Jack Palance, Elias Koteas, Billy Drago Producer: Raju Patel DEAD ALIVE February 12 (NY) Dir: Peter Jackson March 5 (LA) Cast: Timothy Balme, Diana Penalver, Elizabeth Moody, Ian Watkin, Brenda Kendall, Stuart Devenie Producer: Jim Booth Screenplay: Peter Jackson, Stephen Sinclair, France Walsh D.P.: Murray Milne Composer: Peter Dasent New Zealand entry had U.S. preem at the Sundance Festival, where it has been proclaimed a bloody cult fave. Intentionally hilarious in spots it oozes in gruesome qualities with zombies, cannibalism and other nasties. Excellent word. No one under 17 will be admitted. DEADFALL May 14 Dir: Christopher Coppola Cast: Nicholas Cage, Michael Biehn, Sarah Trigger, Charlie Sheen, James Coburn, Peter Fonda, Talia Shire, Mark Coppola Producer: Ted Fox Screenplay: Christopher Coppola, Nick Vallelonga Compser: David Shire Negative Cost: $10 million Both Coppolas are Cage's brothers. They are both Francis Ford Coppola's nephews. Talia Shire is Francis' sister…her ex-hubby David is composing. Whew. DEATH WISH V Fall Dir: Allan Goldstein Cast: Charles Bronson Exec Producers: Menahem Golan, Ami Artzi Producer: Damian Lee Screenplay: Stephen Peters Start Date: 2/15/93, Toronto Die already! A DOG OF FLANDERS TBA Dir: Daniel Petrie Cast: Richard Harris, Max Von Sydow Producer: Gary Omura Screenplay: David Keating, based on Ouida's novel, previously adapted for 1959 20th Century Fox film. Start Date: 9/16/91, Bokrijk Belgium EXTREME JUSTICE April 16 Rating: "R" on appeal for strong graphic violence, language and for a scene of sexuality Cast: Lou Diamond Phillips, Scott Glenn The NC-17 rating was overturned on appeal. FAITHFAITH TBA Rating: "R" for language and violence. A FATHER'S REVENGE TBA Rating: "R" for terrorist violence GLASS SHADOW TBA Dir: Michael Schroeder Cast: Elias Koteas, Angelina Jolie, Jack Palance, Billy Drago, Allen Garfield, Karen Shepard Producers: Raju Patel, Alain Silver Screenplay: Ron Yanover, Mark Geldman, Michael Schroeder D.P.: Jamie Thompson Start Date: 9/28/92, Los Angeles INTERCEPTOR TBA Rating: "R" for violence and language Dir: Michael Cohn Cast: Jurgen Prochnow, Elizabeth Morehead, Andrew Divoff Producers: Kevin M. Kallberg, Oliver G. Hess Screenplay: Michael Ferris, John Brancato An action thriller about a daring international plot to steal the Stealth fighter, the pride of the U.S. Air Force. A sadistic arms dealer (Prochnow) plans to intercept a giant C-5 cargo jet en route to the U.S. from the Middle East to steal its secret cargo of two Stealth fighters. THE KING'S WHORE TBA Rating: "R" for sexuality LEPRECHAUN January 8 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Mark Jones Cast: Warwick Davis, Jennifer Aniston, Ken Olandt, Mark Holton, Robert Gorman Producer: Jeffrey B. Mallian Screenplay: Mark Jones D.P.: Levie Isaaks Composer: Kevin Kiner Start Date: 10/28/91, Los Angeles Davis, who played WILLOW, stars as a powerful, wicked leprechaun who embarks on a reign of terror to seek revenge against the inhabitants of a rural town who have stolen his pot of gold. Will test in two markets. Film was recut after successful test engagements commencing 5/8/92. Re-rated from an "R". THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT II TBA Dir: Stephen Cornwell Cast: Brad Johnson, Marjean Holden Producers: Mark Levinson, Doug Curtis Screenplay: Kevin Rock, Kim Ketelsen Negative Cost: $5 million Start Date: 12/14/92, Southern California Sequel to the cool 1984 film about the alleged 1943 Naval experiments with mega-electromagnetism and time travel. Courteney Cox dropped out of the female lead after a week due to scheduling conflicts and was replaced by African-American actress Holden. If Kevin and Whitney can do it, why not? Johnson starred in Steven Spielberg's ALWAYS. Cornwell is the son of famous British novelist John Le Carre, whose real name is David Cornwell. SEPARATE LIVES TBA Dir: Rick Rosenthal Producers: David Madden, Diane Nabatoff Screenplay: Stephan Pressfield Start Date: 1/93 S.I.S. TBA Dir: Mark Lester Cast: Lou Diamond Phillips, Scott Glenn, Ed Lauter, Chelsea Field, Yaphet Kotto Producer: Frank Sacks Screenplay: Robert Boris, Frank Sacks D.P.: Mark Irwin Start Date: 7/8/92, LA SOLAR CRISIS 2.35 1993 (wide) Dir: Alan Smithee Cast: Charlton Heston, Jack Palance, Tim Matheson, Corky Nemec, Peter Boyle, AnnaBel Schofield Producers: Richard Edlund, James Nelson, Morris Morishima Composer: Maurice Jarre Screenplay: Joe Gannon, Crispan Bolt, based on Takeshi Kawata's novel D.P.: Russ Carpenter Negative Cost: $43 million Film concerns a desperate mission to the Sun to attempt to alter a solar flare that would destroy all life on Earth. Released and financed in Japan several years ago, this film has gone through reshoots and hell attempting to get a good U.S. distribution deal. The director's credit is the dreaded Alan Smithee psuedonym since Richard Sarafian became disenfranchised with the project. Test bookings in Columbus, Des Moines and Austin on 11/25/92. Dreadful word. National rollout pending in 1993. Visual effects from Boss Films. THE TIGRESS TBA Rating: "R" for sexuality and language WARLOCK: THE ARMAGEDDON April 16 Dir: Anthony Hickox Cast: Julian Sands, Christopher Young, Paula Marshall Producers: Peter Abrams, Robert Levy Screenplay: Kevin Rock, Sam Bernard Start Date: 7/27/92, Los Angeles Yes, it's a sequel to the stylish pic. In this one, the warlock returns to Earth in search of runestones, which he requires in order to "uncreate" the universe. Hickox directed HELLRAISER III. "When he comes..all Hell breaks loose". TriStar ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN TBA Dir: TBA Producers: Marsha Nasatir, Steve Haft Screenplay: Matthew Jacobs One of three Huck Finn films in the works. BITTER MOON (Carolco) TBA Dir: Roman Polanski Cast: Peter Coyote, Emmanuelle Seigner, Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott- Thomas, Victor Banerjee Producer: Roman Polanski Screenplay: Roman Polanski D.P. Tonino Delli Colli Start Date: 8/5/91, Paris This Carolco production is the latest effort from the talented and notorious Mr. Polanski. This erotic thriller was filmed aboard a cruise ship that sailed from Venice to Istanbul and Athens, as well as Paris. BREAKING LEGS TBA Dir: Bud Yorkin Cast: TBA Screenplay: Bruce Jay Friedman Producer: Bud Yorkin Start Date: Spring 1992 Negative Cost: $15-$16 million Yorkin produces and directs a cinematic version of the Off-Broadway play that he co-produced. It concerns a young professor seeking backing for a play he has written. He winds up getting it financed by the mob. In the screen version he will come to Hollywood to try to get his movie made. Yorkin is seeking Tom Hanks to topline. CARTOONED 1994 Dir: Terry Gilliam Producer: Laura Ziskin Start Date: 1993 CHAPLIN (Carolco) 1.85 (SR) January 8 (wide) Rating: "PG-13" for nudity and language Dir: Richard Attenborough Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Dan Aykroyd, Geraldine Chaplin, Milla Jovovich, Mildred Harris, Moira Kelly, Kevin Kline, Diane Lane, Penelope Ann Miller, Paul Rhys, Marisa Tomei, Nancy Travis, David Duchovny, Michael Goorjian Producers: Richard Attenborough, Mario Kassar Screenplay: William Boyd, based on "My Autobiography" by Charles Chaplin and "Chaplin – His Life and Art" by David Robinson D.P.: Sven Nykvist Composer: John Barry Start Date: 10/14/91, England, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $31 million This biopic headlines Downey as Charlie Chaplin. This story of his life begins with his impoverished youth in London, continues with his major achievements during Hollywood's Golden Age, his fears concerning "talkies", his conflicts with J. Edgar Hoover, his exile from America and his brief, triumphant return to accept his special Academy Award. Downey will age from 19 to 83 in the process. Aykroyd plays Mack Sennett (of Keystone Kops fame), Geraldine Chaplin plays her real grandmother, Hannah Chaplin. Jovovich (RETURN TO THE BLUE LAGOON) is Mildred Harris, Chaplin's child actress first wife. Kelly (THE CUTTING EDGE, THE BOY WHO CRIED BITCH) is Oona Chaplin, his last and dearest wife. Kline works with Attenborough for the second time (CRY FREEDOM), this time as Douglas Fairbanks Sr. Lane (COTTON CLUB, A LITTLE ROMANCE) is Paulette Goddard, Chaplin's third wife and one of the biggest stars of the 40's. Miller (AWAKENINGS, OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY) is Edna Purviance, the Nevada secretary who became Chaplin's first leading lady. Rhys (Royal Shakespeare Co., VINCENT AND THEO) is Chaplin's elder half-brother Sydney who became Charlie's business manager after abandoning his own acting career. Tomei (OSCAR, MY COUSIN VINNY) plays early silent screen star Mabel Normand and Travis (AIR AMERICA, THREE MEN AND…) is would-be actress Joan Barry, who almost destroyed Chaplin. Formerly titled CHARLIE. Film runs 144 minutes. Truly outstanding word on Downey's performance. Opened December 17th at London's flagship Odeon Leicester Square and December 25th in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. CLIFFHANGER 2.35 (Carolco) (SDS) (SS) 70mm May 28 Dir: Renny Harlin Cast: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner, Lion, Ralph Waite, Caroline Goodall, Scott Hoxby Exec Producer: Mario Kassar Producers: Alan Marshall, Renny Harlin Screenplay: Mike France D.P.: Oliver Wood Composer: Trevor Jones Start Date: 4/92, Cortina, Rome Negative Cost: $73 million Stallone is a park ranger who must make a daring rescue of fallen friends while mountain climbing. Screenwriter France is a former TriStar staff reader. Goodall is Stallone's woman (the heavy!) in this film…she last played Peter Pan's wife Moira in HOOK. Janine Turner stars in CBS-TV's NORTHERN EXPOSURE and gets to play a love interest for Sly. Waite is of THE WALTONS notoriety. Way over the original $47 million budget, as was Harlin's last film: DIE HARD 2. Expect some prints in Sony Digital Sound. COP GIVES WAITRESS $2 MILLION TIP 1993 Dir: Andrew Bergman Cast: TBA Producer: Gary Adelson, Craig Baumgarten, Mike Lobell Screenplay: Stephen Metcalf, Jane Anderson, Andrew Bergman Start Date: 5/3/93, New York Negative Cost: $20+ million A transit cop and a waitress agree to share a lottery ticket. This is Bergman's followup to HONEYMOON IN VEGAS. He also helmed THE FRESHMAN. COPS AND ROBBERSONS TBA Dir: Michael Ritchie Cast: Chevy Chase, Jack Palance, Dianne Wiest Producers: Ned Tanen, Nancy Graham Tanen, Ron Schwary Screenplay: Bernie Somers, Mark Steven Johnson Start Date: 3/8/93, Los Angeles Grizzled cops (Palance is one of them) move into Chase's eccentric household to stake out the home next door. DRAGON TEARS TBA Screenplay: Mark Steven Johnson, based on Dean Koontz' novel THE FOUNDATION TRILOGY 1994 Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producers: Chuck Roven, Bob Cavallo Screenplay: David Henry Hwang, based on Isaac Asimov's novels Issac Asimov's classic science fiction masterpieces come to the big screen. Expect a huge film. Rights to the succeeding books in the series have also been snared by TriStar. FRANKENSTEIN December Dir: Kenneth Branagh Cast: Kenneth Branagh Exec Producer: Fred Fuchs Producers: Francis Coppola, Jim Hart Screenplay: Steph Lady Start Date: 4/93, England A faithful adaptation of the Shelley novel from a guy who can probably do it justice! Frank Darabont is polishing the script. GET SHORTY TBA Dir: Barry Sonnenfeld Cast: Danny DeVito Producers: Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg Screenplay: Scott Frank, based on Elmore Leonard's novel GODZILLA Summer 1994 Dir: TBA Start Date: 1993 Producers: Cary Woods, Rob Fried Rights to the character and sequels were optioned from Toho. Expect a storyline cautioning against nuclear proliferation and runaway technology, in the Grand Godzilla Tradition. GUARDING TESS December Dir: Hugh Wilson Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Nicholas Cage Producers: Ned Tanen, Nancy Graham Tanen Screenplay: Hugh Wilson, Peter Torokvei Start Date: 2/17/93, Baltimore Negative Cost: $20 million The creator of WKRP IN CINCINNATI writes and helms a big feature. Formerly at Paramount, this was put into turnaround due to budget haggles. Scott Rudin dropped from the project and Wilson took it to TriStar. HIDEAWAY 1993 Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producer: Cathleen Summers Screenplay: TBA, based on Dean Koontz' novel Story is a battle between two men who have returned from the dead….one good, the other evil. Dennis Quaid's production company has the rights to this via TriStar. No word yet as to whether Quaid will topline. HIM TBA Dir: Norman Jewison Producers: Rob Fried, Cary Woods, Norman Jewison Start Date: 5/93 THE KILLER TBA Dir: Walter Hill Cast: Denzel Washington, Richard Gere Producer: Charles Roven Screenplay: John Woo A suspenser remake of the 1989 Hong Kong ultra-violent film of the same title. It concerns an assassin's obsessive love for a young singer who he has accidentally blinded in a nightclub shootout. A former buddy tries to set him up and a cop uses his knowledge of the obsession to trap him. LEGENDS OF THE FALL TBA Dir: Ed Zwick Cast: TBA Producers: Ed Zwick, William Wittliff Screenplay: Susan Shilliday, based on Jim Harrison's novella A father and his three sons all have loved the same woman at some time in their lives in this Montana-based piece that spans 1912 to 1932. Talks have been held with Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise and Sean Connery to star. LES MISERABLES TBA Dir: Richard Attenborough Cast: TBA Producer: Cameron Mackintosh Screenplay: Alain Boublil, Calude-Michel Schonberg Start Date: 1993, France, England Negative Cost: $40 million Big-screen adaptation of the musical stage hit. The trouble between director Bruce Beresford and Mackintosh had caused Mr. Beresford to drop out of the project and direct BESSIE at MGM. Now Dickie Attenborough, fresh off of the mixed results of CHAPLIN, helms after SHADOWLANDS at Savoy Pictures. LOOK WHO'S TALKING 3 1993 Dir: Tom Ropelewski Cast: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley Producers: Jonathan D. Krane, Dan Berk Screenplay: Tom Ropelewski, Leslie Dixon Start Date: 4/22/93, Vancouver The extremely profitable series continues as Mollie (Alley) loses her job, while James (Travolta) is a successful airline pilot. The kids, Mikey and Julie are older now, and it's the family dogs that talk. Ropelewski directed MADHOUSE. LOW FIVES TBA Dir: TBA Cast: Danny DeVito Producers: Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg Screenplay: William Goldman Start Date: 1/93, Los Angeles, Africa Negative Cost: $20 million DeVito will possibly also direct this pic about a college basketball scout (DeVito) who fulfills his lifelong goal to head coach when he recruits a basketball superstar from a Third World nation. Sounds *very* much like THE AIR UP THERE at Disney. MANHATTAN GHOST STORY (Carolco) TBA Cast: Sharon Stone Producer: Robert Lawrence A chilling tale of things that send shivers up your spine. MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY October 8 Dir: Woody Allen Cast: Alan Alda, Woody Allen, Anjelica Huston, Diane Keaton Exec Producers: Jack Rollins, Charles Joffe Producer: Robert Greenhut Screenplay: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman D.P.: Carlo DiPalma Start Date: 9/14/92, New York Keaton replaced Mia Farrow in Woody's first film start since the tawdry business with the Farrow clan. If this one doesn't do any business, as didn't HUSBANDS AND WIVES, Woody's career is in BIG trouble, critical acclaim or not. A book publisher's bored spouse suspects her neighbor of killing his wife. MARY REILLY 1994 Dir: Tim Burton Cast: TBA Producers: Denise Di Novi, Rob Fried, Cary Woods Screenplay: Christopher Hampton Start Date: 1/94 A young maid falls in love with Dr. Jekyll and discovers Mr. Hyde. THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES 1993 Screenplay: Richard Lagravanese MR. JONES April 16 Dir: Michael Figgis Cast: Richard Gere, Lena Olin, Anne Bancroft Producers: Alan Greisman, Debra Greenfield Screenplay: Eric Roth, Michael Cristofer D.P.: Juan Ruiz-Anchia Composer: Jack Nitzsche Start Date: 11/11/91, Los Angeles, San Diego A charming manic-depressive man falls in love with a psychiatrist. MURDER, INC. TBA Dir: Rob Weiss Screenplay: Rob Weiss Hot, chain-smoking New York writer-director Weiss fashions a dark drama about a surrogate family that runs a murder-for-hire scheme. Weiss has been called "the next Scorsese". His AMONGST FRIENDS scored at the 1993 Sundance Festival. OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO! TBA Dir: Jim George, Bob Seeley Producer: Roland Joffe Start Date: 1993 Dr. Seuss-based animated feature. OLD FRIENDS 1993 Producer: Laura Ziskin ONE OF THE GIRLS TBA Screenplay: Leslie Dixon, Marie Salem Start Date: 6/93 PHILADELPHIA October 22 Dir: Jonathan Demme Cast: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards, Joanne Woodward, Antonio Banderas, Ron Vawter, Robert Ridgeley, Lisa Summerour, Charles Napier Producers: Ken Utt, Ed Saxon, Ron Bozman Screenplay: Ron Nyswaner D.P.: Tak Fujimoto Start Date: 10/21/92, Philadelphia Negative Cost: $30 million A contemporary AIDS tale concerning a gay AIDS-stricken attorney (Hanks) and the homophobic attorney who represents him (Washington) in a lawsuit against his former firm. That certainly is a lot of Oscars up there! Formerly titled PEOPLE LIKE US. PULP FICTION TBA Dir: Quentin Tarantino Producers: Lawrence Bender, Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg REALITY BITES 1993 Dir: Ben Stiller The star of the Fox comedy show gets a movie deal. RUDY September 10 Dir: David Anspaugh Cast: Sean Astin, Ned Beatty, Charles S. Dutton, Lili Taylor Producers: Rob Fried, Cary Woods Screenplay: Angelo Pizzo D.P.: Oliver Wood Starts 10/25/92, South Bend, IN True story of Rudy Ruettiger, who overcame his 5' 6" stature to pursue his dream to play at least one down for Notre Dame. After receiving the support of his teammates, including Joe Montana, he played the last 22 seconds of the last game of his senior year, sacked the quarterback and was carried off the field by his teammates. From the same director/screenwriter who brought us HOOSIERS. First theatrical feature shot on the Notre Dame campus since KNUTE ROCKNE, ALL AMERICAN in 1940. THE QUIZ SHOW TBA Dir: Harold Becker Cast: Richard Dreyfuss Producers: Mark Johnson, Fred Zolo Screenplay: Paul Antanasio The scandalous days of the Fifties' television quiz shows are relived. Disney has a similar project. SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE June 25 Dir: Nora Ephron Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Bill Pullman, Rosie O'Donnell, Rob Reiner, Rita Wilson Producer: Gary Foster Screenplay: Nora Ephron, Jeffrey Arch D.P.: Sven Nykvist Start Date: 713/92, Seattle, Chicago, Baltimore, New York Ephron follows her directorial debut (IT'S MY LIFE) with a hot property that was offered to (who else?) Julia Roberts. SNIPER January 29 Rating: "R" for strong violence and some language Dir: Luis Llosa Cast: Tom Berenger, Billy Zane Executive Producer: Mark Johnson Producer: Robert Rosen Screenplay: Michael Beckner This negative pickup from Odyssey Entertainment and Baltimore Pictures is set in the Central American jungles. Berenger is a marine sniper and Zane is his untested new partner from the NSC. Their mission is to terminate the life of a renegade Panamanian general in charge of a resistance movement. SO, I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER August 6 Dir: Tommy Schlamme Cast: Mike Myers, Nancy Travis, Anthony LaPaglia, Amanda Plummer, Brenda Fricker, Michael Richards Producers: Rob Fried, Cary Woods Screenplay: Robbie Fox, Barbara Benedek, Mike Myers, Neal Mullarkey D.P.: Julio Macat Start Date: 6/29/92, San Francisco Myers, hot off of his mega-success on WAYNE'S WORLD plays a nebbish in this comedy with Oscar-winner Fricker (MY LEFT FOOT). Script was polished by Carrie Fisher. Delayed from a March release. SPIDERMAN (Carolco) 70mm 1994 Dir: James Cameron STARGATE (Carolco) 70mm Summer 1994 Dir: Roland Emmerich Cast: Kurt Russell, James Spader Exec Producer: Mario Kassar Producers: Marc Frydman, Oliver Eberle Screenplay: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich Negative Cost: $40+ million Big budget science fiction opus about an interstellar shortcut discovered by Earthmen (wormhole to you Trek-types or general relativity buffs). Russell gets the biggest payday of his long career…reportedly some $7million ($5 million upfront, $2 million deferred). Visual effects from Oscar winner Kit West. If this film doesn't roll by 12/1/93, domestic distribution would go to MGM. "Buried in the sands of the past lies the gate to the future." STARSHIP TROOPERS TBA Dir: Paul Verhoeven Producer: John Davidson Screenplay: Edward Neumeier, based on Robert Heinlein's novel Start Date: 1993 SURPRISE PARTY TBA Dir: Wolfgang Petersen Screenplay: James Dearden SYCAMORE DRIVE TBA Dir: Costa Gavras Screenplay: James Dearden TAKING LIBERTY 1994 Dir: Martin Campbell Producer: Gale Anne Hurd Screenplay: Peter Iliff, Peter Linett Start Date: 4/93 The space shuttle Liberty is sent to rescue a crippled NASA satellite early in the 21st Century. It is then hijacked by one of the astronauts and piloted to an ex-Soviet space station, which is being run by Iranians. A rescue mission is launched with an experimential fixed-wing aircraft. Campbell directed CRIMINAL LAW. Iliff wrote PATRIOT GAMES and POINT BREAK. TIME FLIES TBA Screenplay: Alvin Sargent WEEKEND AT BERNIES 2 2.35 July 9 Dir: Robert Klane Cast: Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Terry Kiser, Tom Wright, Steve James, Barry Bostwick Producers: Victor Drai, Joseph Perez Screenplay: Robert Klane D.P.: Edward Morry III Composer: Peter Wolf Sequel to the surprise hit of 1989 has been picked up by TriStar picks up right where the first film left off. WILDER NAPALM October 22 Dir: Glen Gordon Caron Cast: Debra Winger, Dennis Quaid, Arliss Howard, Jim Varney, M. Emmet Walsh Producers: Barry Levinson, Mark Johnson, Stuart Cornfeld Screenplay: Vince Gilligan D.P.: Jerry Hartleben Start Date: 11/14/91, Florida Quaid is a carnival clown in an offbeat, contemporary romantic science fiction-comedy. Varney finally gets to play someone other than Ernest (I hope). Howard is a volunteer fireman and Quaid is his carnival clown twin brother who live together in a mobile home in rural Virginia. They set fires (telekinetically) and vie for the affections of the same woman (Winger). Negative advanced word. Release has been repeatedly delayed for about a year now. ZORRO (Amblin) 1994 Dir: Steven Spielberg Screenplay: J. Randal Johnson, Joel Gross Start Date: 1993 Amblin's long in development version of the man who loves practicing his penmanship finally gets off the ground. Triton HYENAS April (NY) Dir: Djibril Diop Mambety Cast: Mansour Diouf, Ami Diakhate, Mahouredia Gueye Screenplay: Djibril Diop Mambety D.P.: Matthias Kalin Composer: Wasis Diop A Senegalese adaptation of Friedrich Durrenmatt's play "The Visit". story is set in a poverty-stricken Senegalese village where the inhabitants await the arrival of a wealthy former resident who has the power to save the town. She only offers her help at a price, however, and that price must be paid by a well-loved villager who seduced and abandoned her long ago. Triumph AMBULANCE TBA Dir: Larry Cohen Cast: Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Megan Gallagher, Richard Bright, Red Buttons Producers: Moctezuma Esparza, Robert Katz Screenplay: Larry Cohen Composer: Jay Chattaway Another thriller from Larry Cohen..this time strange ambulances take people away. The doctors are dealing in human guinea pigs. Excellent advanced word. Postponed from a 10/90 opening. BY THE SWORD TBA Dir: Jeremy Paul Kagan Cast: F. Murray Abraham, Eric Roberts Start Date: 9/90, New York Fencing academy instructor is jealous of the success of his new instructor. JERSEY GIRLS 1993 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: David Burton Morris Cast: Dylan McDermott, Jami Gertz, Sheryl Lee, Joe Bologna, Joseph Mazzello Producer: David Madden, Nicole Seguin, Staffan Ahrenburg Screenplay: Gina Wendkos Triumph picks up this indie production about girls who can take care of themselves. Morris directed PATTI ROCKS. Pretty good word. SHADOW OF THE WOLF March 5 (limited) Rating: "PG-13" for some violence and sensuality Dir: Jacques Dorfmann Cast: Lou Diamond Philips, Toshiro Mifune, Jennifer Tilly, Donald Sutherland Producers: Jacques Dorfmann, Claude Leger Screenplay: Evan Jones, Rudy Wurlitzer, based on Yves Theribault's novel "Agaguk" Negative Cost: $31 million Story of a group of Eskimos affected by the murder of a white trader in the early 1900s. Troma MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO Spring Dir: Hayao Miyazaki Spectacularly animated story of two kids who leave their city to live in a country house with their father and are helped through their adventures by a colony of furry, mouselike creatures. Film will open in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles with 200 prints. Huge financial success in Japan, grossing over $80 million in all media. 20th Century Fox THE ABYSS: SPECIAL EDITION 2.35 (SR) February 26 (NY, LA) Rating: "PG-13" for language and some scenes of action Dir: James Cameron Cast: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Todd Graff Producer: Gale Anne Hurd Screenplay: James Cameron D.P.: Mikael Salomon Composer: Alan Silvestri Theatrical re-issue of THE ABYSS in the nearly 3 hour director's cut that will make its laserdisc debut this Spring. Opens at Loew's Village VII in New York and the Cineplex Century Plaza in Los Angeles. AIRHEADS TBA Dir: Michael Lehmann Cast: John Cusack Producers: Bob Simonds Screenplay: Richard Wilkes Three struggling heavy-metalloid musicians take an L.A. radio station hostage in order to get their music heard and a record deal. It is a comedy…. BEST OF THE BEST II March 5 Rating: "R" for strong marital arts violence Dir: Robert Radler More chopsocky. THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES December Dir: Penelope Spheeris Cast: Jim Varney, Cloris Leachman, Lily Tomlin, Erika Eleniak, Dabney Coleman, Rob Schneider, Lea Thompson, Dietrich Bater Producers: David Permut, Dale Launer Screenplay: Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal Start Date: 2/22/93, Los Angeles The ever-popular TV series makes the transition to the silver screen. Varney (of "Ernest" fame) is Uncle Jed, Leachman is Granny, Tomlin is Miss Hathaway, Coleman is Mr. Drysdale, Eleniak (E.T., UNDER SIEGE) is Elly May Clampett. Newcomer Bater is Jethro Bodine. Schneider ("Saturday Night Live") is the villain, a bank employee who attempts to embezzle money from Jed. and Thompson is his love interest. Spheeris scored big with WAYNE'S WORLD. BLACK CAT BONE: THE RETURN OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN TBA Dir: John Hughes Cast: TBA Producer: John Hughes Screenplay: John Hughes Hughes has written a script that brings the Huck Finn character into modern times. BORN TO RUN TBA Dir: Albert Magnoli Cast: Richard Grieco Producers: Bruce Binkow, Peter McAlevey Screenplay: R.M. Badat Start Date: 2/15/93, Vancouver DIE HARD 3 70mm Summer 1994 Dir: TBA Cast: Bruce Willis Co-production with Disney and Cinergi is still in development. Plot with cruise ship taken over by terrorists was scuttled after UNDER SIEGE surfaced. FORTRESS TBA Rating: "R" for strong violence and language, and for sexuality Dir: Stuart Gordon Cast: Christopher Lambert, Kurtwood Smith, Loryn Locklin, Lincoln Kilpatrick Producers: John David, John Flock Screenplay: Troy Neighbors, Steven Feinberg, Terry Fox D.P.: David Eggby Start Date: 10/21/91, Queensland Australia Negative Cost: $12 million A futuristic action-adventure prison break film from the creator of RE-ANIMATOR. GHOST IN THE MACHINE July 9 Dir: Rachel Talalay Cast: Karen Allen, Chris Mulkey, Will Horneff, Ted Marcoux Producers: Paul Schiff Screenplay: Williams J. Davies, William H. Osborne D.P.: Phil Meheux Start Date: 11/30/92, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $12 million High-tech thriller about a woman hunted by a serial killer inhabiting computer systems in the form of a a computer virus. Will feature "cutting-edge" visual effects. Davie and Osborne wrote TWINS. Talalay directed FREDDY'S DEAD. THE GOOD SON October Dir: Joseph Ruben Cast: Macauley Culkin, Elijah Wood, Wendy Crewson, David Morse, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Quinn Culkin, Jackie Briiks, Ashley Crow Producers: Mary Anne Page, Joseph Ruben Screenplay: Ian McEwan D.P.: John Lindley Start Date: 11/19/92, Maine Negative Cost: $17 million Production was been delayed a year as Macauley Culkin had been signed to play the "bad seed" and he was tied up with HOME ALONE 2. This film takes place in a wintry environment so it will now be a 1993 release, rather than Fall 1992. Michael Lehmann of HEATHERS and HUDSON HAWK infamy was signed as director. He didn't think Culkin was old enough to play the character. He was considering two other boys for the part, but Fox inked Macauley Culkin instead and delayed the picture. Mac will get somewhere in the neighborhood of $1.5-$2 million. Mac's manager-father strongarmed Fox at the last minute to cast his sister Quinn as, who else…his sister. Producer Laurence Mark was forced out, as well. Ruben directed TRUE BELIEVER, DREAMSCAPE and the great THE POM-POM GIRLS. GUNMEN TBA Dir: Deran Serafian Cast: Christopher Lambert, Mario Van Peebles, Patrick Stewart, Denis Leary, Brenda Bakke, James Chalke, Robert Harper, Richard Sarafian, Kadeem Hardison, Sally Kirkland Producer: Laurence Mark, John Davis, John Flock Screenplay: Stephen Sommers D.P.: Hiro Narita Start Date: 4/20/92, Puerto Vallarta Modern day western concerns a bounty hunter and a smuggler who each have half of the puzzle as to the whereabouts of a fortune in cash. Kirkland has been cast in a role originally penned for a man. Leary is the guy in those obnoxious MTV blurbs. Formerly titled THE GREY GUNMEN. HAMLET TBA Producer: Larry Brezner Screenplay: Mike Werb A smart and cute piglet works sniffing out drugs for a crooked cop and winds up being adopted by an Orange County couple who run a fancy eatery. HARLEM September 10 Dir: Leon Ichaso Cast: Wesley Snipes, Michael Wright, Teresa Randle, Clarence Williams III, Abe Vigoda, Larry Joshua, Ernie Hudson, Leslie Uggams, Joe D'Allesandro Producers: Rudy Langlais, Gregory Brown, Steve McGlothen Screenplay: Barry Michael Cooper D.P.: Bojan Bazelli Start Date: 11/9/92, New York, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $15 million Set in contemporary Harlem, this is a film of redemption where two brothers build a drug-dealing dynasty in New York. Cooper wrote NEW JACK CITY, Ichaso directed EL SUPER and CROSSOVER DREAMS. Formerly titled SKEEZER. Snipes gets $2.25 million for this one. HEAR NO EVIL March 19 Dir: Robert Greenwald Cast: Marlee Matlin, Martin Sheen, D.B. Sweeney Producer: David Matalon Screenplay: Kathleen Rowell Start Date: 4/27/92, Portland, OR Formerly titled DANGER SIGN. HIDEOUS MUTANT FREEKZ 1993 Dir: Alex Winter, Tom Stern Cast: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Randy Quaid, William Sadler Producers: Harry Ufland, Mary Jane Ufland Screenplay: Alex Winter, Tom Steren, Tom Burns D.P.: Jamie Thompson Start Date: 5/15/92, Los Angeles BILL AND TED alumnus Winter takes the co-director's chair as well as toplining in this comic fantasy opening for Halloween. Mutants created by mad doctor Quaid take over an old amusement park. Old co- hort Reeves is Juan the Dog Boy. Film is rife with mechanical and make-up creature effects. Winter ultimately metamorphoses into a nine- foot monster. Expect a heavy metal/punk soundtrack. HOT SHOTS! PART DEUX May 21 Dir: Jim Abrahams Cast: Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Richard Crenna, Valeria Golino, Brenda Bakke, Miguel Ferrer, Ryan Stiles, Michael Colyar, Rowan Atkinson, David Wohl Producer: Bill Badalato Screenplay: Jim Abrahams, Pat Proft D.P.: Matt Leonetti Start Date: 10/10/92 Sequel to the 1991 hit will employ look-alikes of Presidents Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Ford. Lloyd Bridges will play the "real" president. Richard Crenna is Col. Denton Walters. (He played Walter Denton on OUR MISS BROOKS). JACK THE BEAR 2.35 April 2 Rating: "PG-13" for elements of theme, and for some terror Dir: Marshall Herskovitz Cast: Danny DeVito, Gary Sinise, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., Miko Hughes Producer: Bruce Gilbert Screenplay: Steve Zaillen, based on Dan McCall's novel DeVito plays a widower who moves his family to Oakland, CA after his wife's death. He becomes a late-night TV horror movie host and very popular with the neighborhood kids. Herskovitz is known for TV's thirtysomething". Film was delayed from 12/92 release. Shot in Super 35. THE MICK TBA Producers: Richard Donner, Lauren Schuler-Donner MRS. DOUBTFIRE December Dir: Chris Columbus Cast: Robin Williams, Sally Field Producers: Robin Williams, Marsha Williams Screenplay: Randi Mayem Singer Start Date: 4/93 Williams is the divorced dad who answers his ex-wife's (Field) ad for a cleaning lady in order to spend more time with his children. Williams does the part in drag ala' TOOTSIE. First film co-produced by Robin and his wife Marsha. ONCE UPON A FOREST May 28 Rating: "G" Dir: Dave Michener Voices: Michael Crawford, Glenn Close, Andrae Crouch, Ben Vereen Producers: David Kirschner, Charles Grosvenor Screenplay: Mark Young, Kelly Ward Composer: James Horner Negative Cost: $16 million This animated film is yet another environmentally-themed project. An oil spill and toxic fumes infiltrate an underwater paradise. So far 15 merchandising licensees have been signed for the film. ONLY THE STRONG August 13 Dir: Sheldon Lettich Cast: Mark Dacascos, Geoffrey Lewis, Stacey Travis, Todd Sussman, Paco Prieto, Richard Coca, Ryan Bollman, Christian Klemish Producers: Stuart Shapiro, Steven Menkin, Sammy Hadida Screenplay: Sheldon Lettich, Luis Esteban D.P.: Edward Pei Start Date: 10/26/92, Miami THE PAGEMASTER Christmas 1994 Dir: Joe Johnston Animation Dir: Maurice Hunt Cast: Macauley Culkin, Christopher Lloyd, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Leonard Nimoy, Charles Fleischer, Phil Hartman, Frank Welker, George Hearn, Robert Picardo Producer: David Kirschner Screenplay: David Kirschner, Ernie Contrearas, David Casci D.P.: Alexander Gruszynski Start Date: 9/21/92, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $27 million Co-venture between Hanna-Barbera (TBS) and Fox, this largely animated film is bookended with live-action sequences. It involves a boy who hides in a library, is turned into a cartoon and is sent on an adventure through three tales in the fiction section by the Pagemaster, whose voice is that of the librarian. There will be much computer animation and visual effects work. 4-Ward Productions and Xaos Productions are working on the visual effects. THE PRETENDER 1993 Dir: George Gallo Jr. Cast: Anthony LaPaglia Producer: David Permut Screenplay: George Gallo Jr. Start Date: 3/92 PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON TBA Exec Producer: Kathleen Kennedy Producer: Frank Marshall Screenplay: TBA, based on the Peter, Paul and Mary song Animated feature is the first project from the new Kennedy-Marshall Productions banner, now that the husband-wife duo are leaving Amblin'. RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT 1993 Dir: Chris Columbus Producer: Stan Buchtal An action-adventure. RISING SUN 2.35 July 30 Dir: Philip Kaufman Cast: Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Tia Carrere Producer: Peter Kaufman Screenplay: Philip Kaufman, based on Michael Crichton's novel Start Date: 6/22/92, Los Angeles Crichton's novel about the insidious influence of Japanese interests in an America of the very near future will be directed by the very capable Mr. Kaufman, whose last project was HENRY AND JUNE. Kaufman also helmed THE RIGHT STUFF and INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978). The super-hot Snipes joins the always hot Connery in heading the cast. Snipes' part (Pete Smith) was originally written for a caucasian…Crichton says it's fine. ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS August Dir: Mel Brooks Cast: Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees, Tracey Ullman, Issac Hayes, Mark Blankfield, Mel Brooks, Patrick Stewart, Amy Yasbeck, David Chappelle, Megan Cavanagh, Eric Allen Kramer, Matthew Porretta Producers: Mel Brooks, Peter Schindler Screenplay: Mel Brooks, J. David Shapiro D.P.: Michael O'Shea Negative Cost: $20 million Start Date: 1/5/93, Los Angeles Mel parodies ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES on the big screen. Elwes is Robin, Lewis is the "royally neurotic" Prince John, Tony-winner Rees is the Sheriff of Rottingham, Ullman is a chicken soup-brewing sorceress named Latrine and Hayes is the ultra-cool mystic. Yasbeck is the beautiful Maid Marian..in a chastity belt. Be prepared for Rabbi Tuckman. In the BLAZING SADDLES tradition. ROOKIE OF THE YEAR June 18 Dir: Daniel Stern Cast: Thomas Ian Nicholas, Gary Busey, Patrick LaBrecque, Robert Hy Gorman, Amy Morton, Eddie Bracken, Bruce Altman, Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonilla Producer: Bob Harper Screenplay: Sam Harper D.P.: Jack Green Start Date: 9/23/92, Chicago Negative Cost: $10-$14 million Veteran actor Stern's feature directorial debut concerns a 12-year- old boy who's a mediocre baseball player. While attempting to impress his coach, he goes for a foul ball, falls and breaks his arm. When the cast comes off four months later, he miraculously can throw the ball 100 m.p.h. and winds up pitching for the Chicago Cubs, taking them to the World Series. ROOMMATES TBA Dir: Alan Parker Cast: TBA John Cusack will likely star in this story of a young man who grew up with his grandfather and winds up living with him again after his parents pass away and his aunt abandons his grandfather. THE SANDLOT April 9 Rating: "PG" some language and kids chewing tobacco Dir: David Mickey Evans Cast: Thomas Guiry, Michael Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, Omar York, Brandon Adam, Denis Leary, Karen Allen, James Earl Jones Producers: Dale de la Torre, William S. Gilmore Screenplay: David Mickey Evans, Robert Gunter Evans makes his aborted directorial debut, after being jettisoned from RADIO FLYER (which he wrote). Formerly titled BOYS OF SUMMER. THE SCOUT TBA Cast: Will Smith Producer: Albert S. Ruddy Screenplay: Andrew Bergman Start Date: 6/93 USED PEOPLE (Largo Entertainment) 1.85 January 22 (wider) Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Beeban Kidron Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Tandy, Kathy Bates, Marcello Mastroianni, Marcia Gay Harden, Sylvia Sidney Screenplay: Todd Graff Composer: Rachel Portman Start Date: 9/11/91, New York, Toronto Negative Cost: $20 million Comedy-drama about recently widowed woman who is courted by a longtime admirer on her husband's funeral day is set in Queens NY of 1969. Tandy plays MacLaine's mother. Screenwriter Graff was a featured actor in THE ABYSS. Kidron helmed ANTONIA AND JANE. Opened December 16th in New York and Los Angeles. THE VANISHING (SR) February 5 Rating: "R" for terror and violence, and for language Dir: George Sluizer Cast: Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Nancy Travis, Sandra Bulloock Producers: Larry Brezner, Paul Schiff Screenplay: Todd Graff, based on Sluizer's 1988 film SPOORLOOS, written by Sluizer, Tim Krabbe, from Krabbe's novel "The Golden Egg" D.P.: Peter Suschitzky Composer: Jerry Goldsmith Start Date: 4/6/92, Los Angeles, Seattle Graff gets yet another script into production. Travis is best known from the THREE MEN AND A BRAT Disney films. Two Moon Releasing MOTORAMA January 13 (LA) Dir: Barry Shils Cast: Jordan Christopher Michael, Drew Barrymore, Shelley Berman, Jack Nance, Susan Tyrrell, Garrett Morris, Flea, Meat Loaf, Sandy Baron, John Diehl Producer: Donald Borchers Cameos by all but the first in the cast list in this comedy being positioned as a cult title. 21st Century Releasing CRIME AND PUNISHMENT TBA Dir: Menahem Golan Cast: Jon Voight Producer: Menahem Golan Screeplay: Joseph Goldman, based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel Start Date: 5/93, Moscow SILENT VICTIM TBA Dir: Menahem Golan Cast: Michelle Greene, Alex Hyde-White, Kyle Secor, Ely Pouget Producer: Menahem Golan Start Date: 9/25/91 Topical drama concerns women's rights, fetal rights and abortion. Greene (L.A. LAW) is an unhappily married woman who attempts suicide while not realizing she is pregnant. As a result, the fetus dies. The child's father is the local D.A. and files murder charges against her. She becomes a cause celebre' on the issues. Formerly titled HOTHOUSE. Delayed from 12/15/91 release. WHAT DO WOMEN WANT? TBA Dir: Robbie Fox Cast: Steve Guttenberg Exec Producers: Ami Artzi, Steve Guttenberg Producer: Menahem Golan Screenplay: Robbie Fox Universal 30 WISHES TBA Dir: Michael J. Fox Cast: Michael J. Fox Screenplay: Elisa Bell Start Date: Summer '93 Fox makes his feature directorial debut in this comedy-drama about a young man attaining his 30th birthday, where every birthday wish he has ever had, comes true. 73 EASTING TBA Dir: John McTiernan Cast: TBA Producer: Tom Clancy, Joe Vecchio Screenplay: Tom Clancy Clancy is tired of people butchering his work as it makes the transition to the cinema, so he's writing an original screenplay and producing! This is a Persian Gulf war adventure and McTiernan is as good a choice as anyone to direct! Clancy loved what McTiernan did with THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER. ARMY OF DARKNESS 1.85 February 19 Rating: "R" for violence and horror Dir: Sam Raimi Cast: Bruce Campbell, Marcus Gilbert, Embeth Davidtz Producer: Robert Tapert Screenplay: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi Composer: Joseph Lo Duca Start Date: 5/20/91, Southern California Sam Raimi's next shockfest is a sword-and-sorcery tale in the Dark Ages. Campbell goes back to medieval times to face an army of all the men and women who have died on the battlefield through the ages and have been called back to life by a heinous force. His weaponry includes a '73 Olds that has been outfitted as a "death coaster". Film features effects by KNB Effects Group, Alterian Studios and those nice folks at Introvision. This is the third in the EVIL DEAD series. Raimi's last feature was DARKMAN. Excellent advanced word. The film lost an MPAA re-rating appeal. Features Introvision visual effects. BEETHOVEN 2 December Dir: Rod Daniel Cast: Charles Grodin Exec Producer: Ivan Reitman Producers: Joe Medjuck, Michael C. Gross Screenplay: Len Blum Start Date: Spring '93 Negative Cost: $15 million This time Beethoven's new Mrs. has a litter of puppies! BLACKOUT TBA Dir: Darnell Martin Exec Producer: Spike Lee Screenplay: Darnell Martin Start Date: 5/93 NYU Film grad Martin's feature directorial debut is a humorous drama dealing with a young Latino woman in the Bronx who tries to break away from the stereotypical existence of wife and mother. THE BUM TBA Dir: TBA Cast: Jodie Foster Producer: Brian Grazer Screenplay: Ron Bass Start Date: Fall '92 A love story about a new separated Malibu housewife and a beach bum. From Imagine Films. CARLITO'S WAY TBA Dir: Brian De Palma Cast: Al Pacino, Sean Penn Producers: Martin Bregman, Michael Scott Bregman, Willi Baer Screenplay: David Koepp Start Date: 3/8/93, New York Negative Cost: $30 million De Palma and Pacino are reunited in this tale of a barrio criminal and his no-nonsense defense attorney. Pacino is the jailbird, Penn is the shrewd lawyer. CASPER TBA Exec. Producer: Steven Spielberg The animated friendly ghost comes to the big screen in a "live action" version from Amblin'. CATS TBA Exec. Producer: Steven Spielberg Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber Screenplay: Richard LaGravenese An animated version of the mega-hit stage musical from Amblimation. CB4 (SR) March 12 Rating: "R" for strong language, and for sexuality and drug content Dir: Tamra Davis Cast: Chris Rock, Allen Payne, Phil Hartman, Chris Elliott Exec Producers: Brian Grazer, Sean Daniel Producer: Nelson George Screenplay: Chris Rock, Nelson George, Robert LoCash A "Spinal Tap" style rap-comedy with a Saturday Night Live bent. CHARLIE CHAN TBA Dir: David Mamet Cast: TBA Exec Producers: Stanley Weston, Brad Weston, Fred Levinson Producers: Brian Grazer, John Davis, Wayne Williams Screenplay: David Mamet Negative Cost: $20 million This Imagine Entertainment film will be budgeted on the southern side of $20 million. A worldwide search for the actor to be the new Charlie Chan was underway, but project has stalled. Mamet sued Imagine under terms of his play-or-pay contract for $1 million plus interest. Mamet most recently wrote and directed HOMICIDE. COP AND A HALF April 2 Rating: "PG" for mild language, violence and drug references Dir: Henry Winkler Cast: Burt Reynolds, Ruby Dee, Ray Sharkey, Norman Golden II, Holland Taylor, Frank Sivero, Marc McCauley, Rocky Giordani Exec. Producer: Brian Grazer Producer: Paul Maslansky Screenplay: Arne Olsen D.P.: Bill Butler Start Date: 4/13/92, Tampa Negative Cost: $14 million A story of a hard-as-nails policeman and a precocious boy. The boy insists on becoming partners with the officer after he witnesses a murder. He will not identify the killer until he is permitted to wear a police badge and ride in a patrol car. The child's role was originally written for Macauley Culkin, who priced himself out of the running. It was re-written for a girl and Kurt Russell was to star. They James Caan was slated with a male child. Now it'll be Burt. From Imagine Entertainment. Open call for the boy's part says the boy is "charismatic and outgoing with an old soul wisdom. He's physically small and endearing, but with a feisty personality and a keen sense of intelligence. He is street smart and intuitive, but with the innocence of a child." Nine-year-old Norman Golden won the role. CREATURE TBA Dir: Frank LaLoggia Cast: TBA Producers: Alex Gartner, Stanley Buchthal Screenplay: Richard Matheson, based on John Saul's novel This story of experiments in athletic training should prove a very timely entertainment. CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON TBA Dir: John Carpenter Producer: Sandy King Remake of the classic horror film. THE DAY BEFORE MIDNIGHT TBA Dir: Patrick Read Johnson Cast: TBA Producers: Sean Daniel, Jack Freedman, Patricia Herskowitz, Wayne Williams, Gary Kurtz Screenplay: Ray Gideon, Bruce Evans, John Bishop, based on Steven Hunter's novel Start Date: 2/92 A nuclear-themed action thriller concerns bad guys who take over a missile silo and threaten to start World War III. Ordinary Americans save the day. DRAGON: A LIFE OF BRUCE LEE May 7 Dir: Rob Cohen Cast: Jason Scott Lee, Lauren Holly, R.J. Wagner, Michael Learned Exec Producer: John Badham, Dan York Producer: Raffaella DeLaurentiis Screenplay: Rdward Khmara, John Raffo, Rob Cohen D.P.: Francis Kenny Start Date: 5/11/92, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Seattle Biopic of late martial-arts king Bruce Lee toplines his son! Wagner portrays a Hollywood exec composite character. THE FLINTSTONES December Dir: Brian Levant Cast: John Goodman, Rick Moranis Exec. Producers: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Bill Hanna, Joseph Barbera Producer: Bruce Cohen Screenplay: Jim Jennewein, Tom Parker, Gary Ross Start Date: 4/93 The start date for this live-action feature based on the legendary cartoon series was been pushed back a year, since one-time director Dick Donner was in post-production on LETHAL WEAPON 3 at the time that Fred Flintstone Goodman will be on hiatus from ROSEANNE in 1992. Moranis will be Barney Rubble. New helmer Levant is best known as the director of BEETHOVEN. From Amblin'. FOR LOVE OR MONEY June 4 Rating: "PG" for elements of sensuality and mild language Dir: Barry Sonnenfeld Cast: Michael J. Fox, Gabrielle Anwar Producer: Brian Grazer Screenplay: Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal D.P.: Oliver Wood Start Date: 4/20/92, New York A concierge at one of New York's finest hotels wants to run his own bed-and-breakfast establishment. In order to do so, he must woo an investor, who he learns is having an affair with the woman he wanted to date. Sonnenfeld directed THE ADDAMS FAMILY. From Imagine Entertainment. Formerly titled THE CONCIERGE. THE GERRY CONLON STORY TBA Dir: Jim Sheridan Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson Producer: Noel Pearson Screenplay: Jim Sheridan, Terry George Start Date: 3/93 The MY LEFT FOOT director and star reunite in this story of one of the Guildford 4, who were wrongly convicted and jailed for the IRA bombing of a pub in Guildford, England. GUN FOR HIRE TBA Dir: Bruce A. Evans Cast: Christian Slater Producer: Raynold Gideon Screenplay: Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon A romantic action comedy featuring the nearly over-exposed Mr. Slater. The screenwriters are responsible for STAND BY ME. HARD TARGET July 16 Dir: John Woo Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Wilford Brimley, Arnold Vosloo, Casi Lemmons Producers: Sean Daniel, Jim Jacks, Robert Tapert, Sam Raimi Screenplay: Chuck Pfarrer D.P.: Russell Carpenter Start Date: 10/1/92, New Orleans Van Damme gets $3.5 million for this one, and director Woo (THE KILLING) should make it a rousing actioner. HEART AND SOULS August 6 Dir: Ron Underwod Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Charles Grodin, Jon Lovitz, Kyra Sedgwick, Elisabeth Shue, Tom Sizemore, David Paymer, Alfre Woodard, Ernie Hudson Producers: Nancy Roberts, Sean Daniel, Dirk Petersmann Screenplay: Brent Maddock, S.S. Wilson, Erik Hansen, Gregory Hansen D.P. Michael Watkins Start Date: 12/1/92, Los Angeles, San Francisco Ensemble comedy about several souls who vie for the body of a crash survivor. Underwood directed CITY SLICKERS and TREMORS. Wilson wrote SHORT CIRCUIT, TREMORS and "*batteries not included". JUDGMENT NIGHT August 20 Dir: Stephen Hopkins Cast: Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding Jr., Denis Leary, Stephen Dorff, Jeremy Piven Producer: Lawrence Gordon Screenplay: Lewis Colick, Kevin Jarre D.P.: Peter Levy Start Date: 10/19/92, Chicago, Los Angeles Estevez gets $3 million to star in this action film about six people who take a wrong turn off a highway and are forced to face their own demons. MTV infame Leary gets another acting gig. Hopkins helmed PREDATOR 2. From Largo Entertainment. JURASSIC PARK 2.35 70mm (SS) (DTS) June 11 Dir: Steven Spielberg Cast: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Samuel Jackson, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Gerald R. Molen Screenplay: David Koepp, Adaptation by Malia Scotch Marmo, Michael Crichton, based on his novel D.P.: Dean Cundey Composer: John Williams Start Date: 8/24/92, Los Angeles, Kauai Negative Cost: $65 million Big, big film version of Crichton's bestseller concerning genetically engineered dinosaurs at a futuristic amusement park whose pea-brains turn out to have minds of their own. Rights and screenplay cost Universal $2 million payable to Mr. Crichton. William Hurt declined the lead role. Visual Effects from ILM, Stan Winston, and others. Film will be a new landmark in visual effects technology. Production was caught in Hurriance Iniki on Kauai. Frequent Spielberg collaborator Michael Kahn edits as the film is shot. HUGE outlook. Expect to see little plastic dinosaurs at McDonald's. This feature will use the new DTS digital sound system on between 1000 and 1500 prints. It has an optical disk synced to the projector in either four or six track formats. Caveat emptor. No definitive word yet on 70mm prints. Moved up from a June 25th release date. Film's sound design by Alan Howarth. Wrapped on schedule and quite under budget. From Amblin'. KIDSTUFF TBA Dir: TBA Producers: Joe Dante, Mike Finnell Screenplay: Sean McCarver Comedic fantasy about an airline pilot who feels his son is not macho enough, so he buys him some violence-oriented action figures. The father is mysteriously shrunken to doll-size one day and must fight off the war toys. Dante may eventually wind up as director. THE LAND BEFORE TIME TBA Producer: Roy Smith Screenplay: John Loy, John Ludin Start Date: 1/13/93, Los Angeles A new animated project from Universal with an old working title. LORENZO'S OIL 1.85 (SR) January 15 (wider) Rating: "PG-13" for a child's life threatening ordeal Dir: George ("Mad Max") Miller Cast: Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Peter Ustinov, Zach Greenberg, Kathleen Wilhoite Producer: George Miller, Doug Mitchell Screenplay: George Miller, Nick Enright D.P.: John Seale Start Date: 9/9/91, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C. Nolte and Sarandon play two parents who go to almost any lengths to secure a miracle cure for their terminally ill child in this most emotionally-wrenching of fact-based films. This is Aussie director Miller's first film since THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK. Opening date of 12/30/92 in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto was positioning for Oscar consideration. Sarandon is being pushed on this one. Excellent notices. MAD DOG AND GLORY 1.85 March 5 Rating: "R" for sexuality, language, violence and drug content Dir: John MacNaughton Cast: Robert DeNiro, Bill Murray, Uma Thurman, Kathy Baker, David Caruso, Mike Starr Producers: Martin Scorsese, Barbara De Fina Screenplay: Richard Price D.P.: Robby Muller Start Date: 7/15/91, Chicago DeNiro plays Wayne Dobie, a timid police photographer sarcastically nicknamed "Mad Dog", who inadvertently saves the life of a local gangster, Frank Milo (Murray). Milo is aggressively grateful to Dobie and presses him into accepting a gift – a beautiful young girl named Glory (Thurman) – who will be his for a week. MacNaughton directed HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER. Price received an Oscar nomination for the screenplay of THE COLOR OF MONEY. He also scripted SEA OF LOVE. Muller shot PARIS, TEXAS. The film shoot was scheduled for 10 weeks. MATINEE (SRD) (SS) January 29 Rating: "PG" for language, mild violence and sensuality. Dir: Joe Dante Cast: John Goodman, Cathy Moriarty, Simon Fenton, Omri Katz. Kellie Martin, Lisa Jakub Producer: Michael Finnell Screenplay: Charlie Haas, Ed Naha, Jerico Stone D.P.: John Hora Start Date: 4/13/92, Orlando Set in Key West during the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, this is the story of how a Saturday movie matinee drastically affects the social lives of four teenagers. Goodman is Lawrence Woolsey, the B- horror filmmaker who comes to town to showcase his latest thriller MANT ("half man, half ant, all terror!"). Moriarty is an actress (in the film!) Haas wrote TEX and GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH, Naa wrote HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS and Stone wrote MY STEPMOTHER IS AN ALIEN. First Dolby Stereo Digital film for Universal. THE MOMMY MARKET TBA Dir: Tia Brelis Cast: Sissy Spacek, Anna Chlumsky, Aaron Metchik, Asher Metchik, Andre The Giant, Maureen Stapleton Producer: Raffaella DeLaurentiis Screenplay: Tia Brelis D.P.: Buzz Feitshans IV Start Date: 9/6/92, Virginia The story was adapted by Brelis from one written by his mother some 25 years ago. Children can erase the memory of their mother through a magic spell and go to the Mommy Market to select a new mommy. MUSTANG 1993 Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producer: Martin Bregman ON THE AIR TBA Cast: Michael J. Fox, John Candy THE OTHER WOMAN 1993 Dir: TBA Cast: Meryl Streep Screenplay: Carrie Fisher, Meryl Streep THE POOL Summer Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producers: Joe Wizan, Todd Black Screenplay: Alan Ormsby Comedy/horror film concerns a man-eating wormlike monster that lives in the drain of a family's swimming pool. The family's 14-year old boy sees it eat the poolman, but no one believes him. PRIME SUSPECT TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Screenplay: Tom Topor American remake of the British TV police thriller miniseries concerning a female Detective Inspector who tracks down a sex murderer. Wonderful TV spot starred the magnificent Helen Mirren. It would be a crime if she wasn't given the opportunity to reprise her role for the big screen. THE REAL MCCOY August Dir: Russell Mulcahy Cast: Kim Basinger, Val Kilmer, Terence Stamp Producer: Martin Bregman Screenplay: William Osborne, William Davies D.P.: Denis Crosnan Start Date: 9/8/92, Atlanta A female action comedy. Mulcahy directed HIGHLANDER. SCENT OF A WOMAN 1.85 January 8 (wide) Rating: "R" for language Dir: Martin Brest Cast: Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, Gene Canfield, James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar, Frances Conroy, Ron Eldard, Richard Venture Producer: Martin Brest Screenplay: Bo Goldman, based on Dino Risi's 1975 film PROFUMO DI DONNA D.P.: Don Thorin Start Date: 12/3/91, New York Drama about bitter war veteran who's been blinded and the innocent 17-year old prep school boy assigned to care for him. Brest last directed MIDNIGHT RUN for Universal. D.P. Mikael Salomon left the production and has replaced by Donald Thorin. O'Donnell was the older brother in MEN DON'T LEAVE. Terrific notices for Pacino and O'Donnell. Opened in selected markets on 12/23/92. SCHINDLER'S LIST December 17 Dir: Steven Spielberg Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley Producers: Gerald Molen, Branko Lustig Screenplay: Steve Zaillian D.P.: Janusz Kaminski Start Date: 2/93, Poland Negative Cost: $24 million Spielberg *finally* gets to make the film about the Austrian man who risked everything to help 1500 Krakow Jews escape the Nazi tyranny. Neeson plays Schindler and Kinglsey is Mr. Stern. Steven says "It will be the most authentic film I have made so far". European Jewish organizations are giving problems over filming at Auschwitz, for which Spielberg has been given permission directly from the Polish government. There was talk that this may be shot in black and white. From Amblin', naturally. THE SHADOW 1993 Dir: Russell Mulcahy Cast: Alec Baldwin Producer: Martin Bregman, Willy Baer, Michael Bregman Screenplay: David Koepp, based on Walter B. Gibson's characters Negative Cost: $25 million The first film in producer Bregman's $200 million five-year deal at Universal is based on the classic Twenties and Thirties pulp novel and radio character. Lead character Lamont Cranston carries two silver .45 pistols and wears a cloak in his Shadow guise. He battles a supernatural Eastern villain. "The Shadow Knows…" Mulcahy is best known for the HIGHLANDER films. This project has been ten years in development! SMALL SOLDIERS TBA Dir: TBA Exec Producer: Steven Spielberg Screenplay: Gavin Scott Fantasy adventure about a young boy's army of toy soldiers who come to life. Sounds rather similar to KIDSTUFF, also at Universal. From Amblin'. SPLITTING HEIRS April 30 Rating: "PG-13" for nudity and sexual dialogue Dir: Robert Young Cast: Eric Idle, Rick Moranis, Barbara Hershey, John Cleese, Catherine Zeta Jones Exec Producer: Eric Idle Producer: Simon Bosanquet Screenplay: Eric Idle Comedy where a man believes that he is fifteenth in a line of dukes and will not rest until he assumes his rightful title. STREETRACER TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producer: Anthony Yerkovich Screenplay: Anthony Yerkovich, Kem Nunn Start Date: 1/92, Los Angeles From Imagine Entertainment. THE SWEET HEREAFTER TBA Dir: Neal Jimenez Cast: TBA Producer: Rosalie Swedlin Screenplay: Neal Jimenez, based on Russell Banks' novel Story tells how a fatal school bus accident alters life in a small town in Upstate New York. Jimenez co-directed and wrote THE WATERDANCE, as well as wrote THE RIVER'S EDGE and co-writing FOR THE BOYS and A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT. VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED TBA Dir: John Carpenter Producers: Michael Preger, Sean Daniel, Jim Jacks, John Carpenter Screenplay: David Himmelstein, John Carpenter Start Date: 4/93 Remake of the classic British film about a village where a bunch of kids have weird eyes……very Meg Foster. WE'RE BACK November Dir: Dick Zontag, Ralph Zontag Voices: Walter Cronkite, John Goodman, John Malkovich, Julia Child, Jay Leno, Martin Short Exec Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall Producer: Steven Spielberg Screenplay: John Patrick Shanley, based on Hudson Talbot's book Start Date: 1/15/91, London, Los Angeles Another Amblimation animated film produced in London. Dinosaurs are taken aboard a spaceship and into the 21st Century where they evolve intellectually. Weird cast, huh? American Film Technologies' computer animation process, involving ink-and-paint functions, is being utilized. Warner Brothers ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE TBA Dir: Tom Shadyac Cast: James Carrey Producers: James Robinson Screenplay: Jack Bernstein, Tom Shadyac, James Carrey Start Date: 4/93, Miami The star of IN LIVING COLOR makes his feature starring debut as a pet detective who locates people's lost pets. He gets the call when the Miami Dolphin's mascot gets stolen before the Super Bowl. From Morgan Creek. ARIZONA DREAM 2.35 TBA Dir: Emir Kusturica Cast: Faye Dunaway, Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis, Lili Taylor, Paulina Porizkova, Michael J. Pollard Producer: Paul Gurian Screenplay: Emir Kusturica, David Atkins Start Date: 4/1/91, Douglas AZ Negative Cost: $15 million Production resumed in September, 1991 on this comedic western after ceasing in June when the director had a nervous collapse due to the fast-paced working style of the American crew and completion bond company pressures. (Not to speak of the tantrums and fuss of Dunaway and Lewis) Kusturica directed TIME OF THE GYPSIES. Formerly called THE ARROWTOOTH WALTZ. BEING HUMAN September Dir: Bill Forsyth Cast: Robin Williams, John Turturro, Vincent D'Onofrio, Anna Gallena Producers: David Puttnam, Robert F. Colesberry Screenplay: Bill Forsyth D.P.: Mick Coulter Start Date: 9/28/92, Scotland, Morocco, New York, California, England The wonderful Scottish director helms again….this time with well- known talent..as Robin Williams plays men in five different epochs. BODY SNATCHERS 2.35 1993 Rating: "R" for violence, nudity and language Dir: Abel Ferrara Cast: Meg Tilly, Gabrielle Anwar, Forest Whitaker, Billy Wirth, Terry Kinney, Christine Elise, Reilly Murphy, R. Lee Ermey Producer: Robert Solo Screenplay: Nicholas St. John, Dennis Paoli, Stuart Gordon D.P.: Bojan Bazelli Start Date: 2/5/92, Selma, Alabama Tom Burman provides the special effects in this third and reportedly very different version of the Pod People. Solo also produced the 1978 Phil Kaufman version for UA. Whitaker is a military doctor who notices frightening changes in some of his patients. Anwar shone in WILD HEARTS CAN'T BE BROKEN. Ferrara is red-hot after BAD LIEUTENANT. BOGUS TBA Dir: Norman Jewison Cast: TBA Screenplay: Norman Jewison, Alvin Sargent Jewison hopes to interest Gerard Depardieu in this father-son film which features an eight-year-old boy with an imaginary friend. BOILING POINT April 16 CHASERS TBA Dir: TBA Cast: Tom Berenger Screenplay: Joe Bateer, John Rice, Dan Gilroy, Joe Gayton Start Date: 5/93 Two Navy chasers (military police) receive a routine assignment to transport a prisoner back to the base. They find themselves in way over their heads when the prisoner turns out to be a beautiful, tough woman. From Morgan Creek. CHICO TBA Dir: Chris Menges Cast: TBA Producer: David Puttnam Screenplay: William Nicholson Start Date: 1/93, Costa Rica This project has been on the schedule for a long time without getting off the ground. Story about Chico Mendes, the Brazilian ecologist who was murdered by the son of a cattle rancher in the struggle over the Amazonian rain forests. Menges directed A WORLD APART. THE CLIENT TBA Dir: Joel Schumacher Cast: TBA Producer: Arnon Milchan Screenplay: Robert Getchell, based on John Grisham's novel Start Date: 6/1/93, Memphis, New Orleans Thriller about a female lawyer who must protect an 11-year-old crime witness. COMPANY OF ANGELS TBA Dir: Kathryn Bigelow Cast: TBA Producer: Kathryn Bigelow Exec Producer: James Cameron, Larry Kasanoff Start Date: early 1993, Spain Winona Ryder was attached to this tale of Joan Of Arc after Sinead O'Connor was dumped. Now the whole project is in doubt. A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT TBA Dir: Terry Gilliam Cast: TBA Producer: Jerry Weintraub Screenplay: Robert Mark Kamen The fourth big-screen version of this venerable Mark Twain tale will be ably aided by the vision of the wonderful Mr. Gilliam behind the camera. Kamen wrote THE KARATE KID films, as well as LETHAL WEAPON 3 (co-scripter) and THE POWER OF ONE. THE CRUSH April 2 Rating: "R" for language and terror violence Dir: Alan Shapiro Cast: Cary Elwes, Jennifer Rubin, Alicia Silverstone, Kurtwood Smith Producer: Michael MacDonald Screenplay: Alan Shapiro D.P.: Bruce Surtees Start Date: 9/24/92, Vancouver An obsessive crush a young woman (Silverstone) developes over a journalist (Elwes) who has moved into a guest house on her parents' estate is the focus of Shapiro's theatrical directorial debut. She wreaks havoc on his life and that of his photographer-girlfriend (Rubin). From Morgan Creek. DAVE July 23 Dir: Ivan Reitman Cast: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn, Charles Grodin, Ben Kingsley Producers: Ivan Reitman, Lauren Shuler Screenplay: Gary Ross D.P.: Adam Greenberg Start Date: 8/13/92, Washington, Virginia, Los Angeles Contemporary comedy about a fictional president and the man who replaces him. Weaver is the First Lady. Tip O'Neill did a guest shot as himself. The Virginia State Legislature in Richmond doubled for the House of Representatives. Ross wrote BIG. DEATH AND THE MAIDEN TBA Dir: Roman Polanski Producer: Thom Mount Screenplay: Ariel Dorfman Start Date: 4/15/93, Paris, Spain The acclaimed play comes to the big screen with a top director at the helm. DEMOLITION MAN TBA Dir: Marco Branbilla Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Lori Petty Producers: Joel Silver, Howard Kazanjian Screenplay: Peter M. Lenkov Start Date: 2/8/93, Los Angeles, San Diego Start of this project was delayed by several months to accomodate Snipes' schedule. He reportedly is getting $4 million for this one as the heavy. DENNIS THE MENACE June 18 Dir: Nick Castle Cast: Mason Gamble, Walter Matthau, Joan Plowright, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Robert Stanton, Amy Sakasitz, Kellen Hathaway, Paul Winfield, Arnold Stang Producers: John Hughes. Richard Vane Screenplay: John Hughes D.P.: Tom Ackerman Composer: Jerry Goldsmith Start Date: 8/3/92, Chicago A very young Dennis (about 4 years old) comes to the big screen in a live-action version of the venerable Hank Ketchum comic strip. Patrick Johnson left as director, due to "creative differences" with John Hughes. Johnson helmed SPACED INVADERS. Six-year-old Gamble makes his screen debut as Dennis. Matthau and Plowright are Mr. & Mrs. Wilson. Thompson and Stanton are Alice and Henry Mitchell. New director is Nick Castle, of THE BOY WHO COULD FLY, TAP and THE LAST STARFIGHTER fame. 3000 copies of the terrific teaser-trailer of Dennis shooting his slingshot and the projectile ricocheting madly are now in theatres. DEVIL'S ADVOCATE TBA Dir: Joel Schumacher Cast: TBA Producer: Joel Schumacher Screenplay: based on Andrew Neiderman's novel Satan makes a big-screen turn. Dustin Hoffman considered the role, but bowed out. FALLING DOWN 2.35 (SR) February 26 (wide) Rating: "R" for violence and strong language March 5 (wider) Dir: Joel Schumacher Cast: Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey, Tuesday Weld, Rachel Ticotin, Frederic Forrest, Lois Smith Exec Producer: Arnon Milchan Producers: Arnold Kopelson, Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod Screenplay: Ebbe Roe Smith D.P.: Andrzej Bartkowiak Composer: James Newton Howard Start Date: 3/25/92, Los Angeles The lives of two men fall apart the same day. Duvall is an L.A. cop on the verge of retirement who re-considers when partner Douglas' behavior becomes increasingly violent and disturbing. Weld plays Duvall's wife and Hershey is Douglas' estranged missus. Very mixed, but controversial, word. FEARLESS September Dir: Peter Weir Cast: Jeff Bridges, Rosie Perez, Isabella Rossellini, John Turturro, Tom Hulce Producers: Paula Weinstein, Mark Rosenberg Screenplay: Rafael Yglesias, based on his novel D.P.: Alan Daviau Start Date: 8/24/92, San Francisco, LA A New York architect and a young working-class woman must come to terms about surviving a plane crash that takes the lives of his business partner and her baby. Features Introvision visual effects. Formerly titled JOYRIDE. FREE WILLY July 16 Rating: :"PG" for some mild language Dir: Simon Wincer Cast: Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Michael Madsen, Jayne Atkinson, August Schellenberg, Michael Ironside, Richard Riehle, Mykel T. Williamson, Michael Bacall Exec Producers: Richard Donner, Lauren Shuler-Donner Producer: Jennie Lew Tugend Screenplay: Keith Walker, Corey Blechman, based on Keith Walker's story D.P.: Robbie Greenberg Start Date: 5/18/92, Mexico City, Pacific Northwest Director Wincer (QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER, PHAR LAP, Emmy winner for LONESOME DOVE) takes the reins of this production. 12-year-old Richter makes his feature debut as a troubled young boy who forms a close relationship with an Orca whale who has been captured from the wild. Successful recruited sneak preview (95+% positive) at GCC's Sherman Oaks Cinema in late October. FRIENDLY VOICES TBA Dir: Jon Avnet Producers: Richard Donner, Lauren Schuler-Donner THE FUGITIVE August 6 Dir: Andrew Davis Cast: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward Producers: Arnold Kopelson, Keith Barish Screenplay: David Twohy, Jeb Stuart Start Date: 2/3/93, Chicago, North Carolina Negative Cost: $30+ million Big screen treatment for the long-running TV series that starred David Janssen. Davis hot after UNDER SIEGE. Jones is the relentless police inspector who chases Dr. Richard Kimble (Ford) for the murder of Kimble's wife. Ward is the love interest for Ford. G.I. JOE Summer 1994 Dir: Sheldon Lettich Cast: TBA Producers: Gene Kirkwood, Martin Abrams Screenplay: Sheldon Lettich Film will be released for th 30th Anniversary of the Hasbro toys. Expect to be bombarded with tie-ins. GRUMPY OLD MEN TBA Dir: Donald Petrie Cast: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah, Kevin Pollak, Ossie Davis, Burgess Meredith, Buck Henry, Christopher McDonald Producers: John Davis, Richard Berman Screenplay: Mark Steven Johnson, Will Osborne, WIll Davies Start Date: 2/2/93, Minnesota Oscar winners Lemmon and Matthau work together for the first time since 1981's BUDDY, BUDDY. They play two elderly neighbors, one a widower, the other divorced, who are brought out of the doldrums when an exotic woman enters their lives. HEAVEN AND EARTH December Dir: Oliver Stone Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Hiep Thi Le, Joan Chen, Dr. Haing S. Ngor, Debbie Reynolds, Dustin Nguyen Exec Producer: Arnon Milchan Producers: A. Kitman Ho, Oliver Stone Screenplay: Oliver Stone D.P.: Robert Richardson Start Date: 10/26/92, Vietnam, Thailand Stone completes his Vietnam trilogy with this tale from a Vietnamese woman's point of view. Thile is a 19-year-old UC Davis student. Reynolds makes a welcome return to the big screen after a 22 year absence in a small dramatic part as Jones' mother. HOOVER TBA Dir: Francis Coppola Cast: TBA Producer: Quincy Jones Screenplay: based on "J. Edgar Hoover, the Man and the Secrets" by Curt Gentry Coppola and Quincy Jones team up for the first time to film the biopic on Mr. FBI's life from 1924 until the time of Nixon. Revealed will be the undue influence Hoover had over 10 presidencies. The music of the era will also be a part of this film of a "complicated man". THE HUDSUCKER PROXY September Dir: Joel Coen Cast: Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Newman, Charles Durning, John Mahoney, Jim True Producer: Ethan Coen Screenplay: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Sam Raimi D.P.: Roger Deakins Negative Cost: $25 million Start Date: 11/30/92, Wilmington, NC Set in 1958 New York, this comedy concerns a young man who starts in a conglomerate's mailroom and works his way up to head of the company when the CEO jumps out a window. Newman takes the role of the evil boss Sidney J. Mussburger, after Nicholson turned it down. Silver Pictures is co-producing this film at Warner Brothers with WB picking up half the production tab, plus domestic P&A expenditures. Film's budget is double that of anything the Coen's have done before and Fox passed on this one because of that. "An industrial fantasy set in the 1950's". INCOGNITO TBA Dir: Nicholas Meyer Cast: TBA Producer: Steven-Charles Jaffe Screenplay: Jordan Katz Start Date: 7/93, U.K., Scandinavia The world's best art forger is caught in a scheme to paint a lost Rembrandt, where it results in him accused of stealing his own painting and is framed for murder. From Morgan Creek. INDIAN SUMMER 1994 Dir: Bruce Beresford Cast: TBA Screenplay: Akiva Goldsman Start Date: 9/93, New England, Canada New England is the setting for this mystery with a troubled psychiatrist who becomes enthused with his vocation when he gets involved with a murder case where the only witness is an autistic boy, whose parents were the victims. Beresford will tackle this "A" project after he completes BESSIE for MGM. Big names will be cast. From Morgan Creek. THE INNOCENTS TBA Dir: John Schlesinger Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Campbell Scott, Isabella Rossellini, Kelly Cole Producers: Norman Heyman, Chris Sievernich, Wieland Schulz-Kiel Screenplay: Ian McEwan, based on his novel Start Date: 5/4/92, Berlin, Vienna Romantic espionage thriller set in 1955 Berlin. Formerly to have been directed by Jon Amiel, who is doing STRANGER WITHIN for Warner Brothers instead. Cole is Nat King's son. INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE TBA Dir: Neil Jordan Cast: TBA Exec Producer: David Geffen Producer: Stephen Wooley Screenplay: Neil Jordan, based on Anne Rice's screenplay of her novel Start Date: 1st Half, 1993 Hot, hot writer/director of THE CRYING GAME, MONA LISA and THE COMPANY OF WOLVES will finally tackle Anne Rice's great novel of the relationship between the vampires Lestat and Louis. Geffen Pictures has had this project in development for years. Producer Wooley did same for THE CRYING GAME. THE KANGAROO KID TBA Dir: Dean Semler Cast: TBA Producer: Robyn Burke, Mike Lake Screenplay: Maxwell Grant D.P.: Andrew Lesnie Start Date: 6/7/92, Australia, Dallas LA CAGE AUX FOLLES TBA Dir: Tommy Tune Cast: TBA Producer: Jerry Weintraub Screenplay: Harvey Fierstein Composer: Jerry Herman Big-screen version of the smash Broadway musical. LOVE AFFAIR TBA Dir: TBA Cast: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening Producer: Warren Beatty Screenplay: Robert Towne Remake of the 1939 RKO romantic comedy LOVE AFFAIR will sport a new title for the Beattys. The 1957 Fox film AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER was also a remake. Beatty may wind up helming himself. M. BUTTERFLY October Dir: David Cronenberg Cast: Jeremy Irons, Ian Richardson, John Lone, Barbara Sukowa Exec. Producer: David Geffen Producer: Gabriella Martinelli Screenplay: David Henry Hwang, from his play D.P.: Peter Suchitzky Composer: Howard Shore Start Date: 9/10/92, Toronto, France, Budapest, Beijing Cronenberg seems oddly correct to direct the big-screen version of the Tony-winning play about a French diplomat who was jailed for treason having been accused of conspiring with his Chinese Communist mistress of 20 years who he thought was a woman, but was a man. MADE IN AMERICA May 21 Rating: "PG-13" for sexual situations and language Dir: Richard Benjamin Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Paul Rodriguez, Will Smith, Nia Long, Jennifer Tilly, Paul Rodriguez Exec Producers: Carol Burnett, Marcia Brandwynne, Nadine Schiff Producers: Arnon Milchan, Michael Douglas Producer: Patrick Palmer Screenplay: Holly Goldberg Sloan D.P.: Ralf Bode Start Date: 4/20/92, Los Angeles A piece about life in Berkeley, California. Nia Long is a teenager who discovers that her father (Danson) is not dead, as her mother (Goldberg) would lead her to believe. Smith is the "Fresh Prince". Formerly titled CHANGE OF HEART. From Stonebridge Entertainment. MAJOR LEAGUE II TBA Cast: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger Screenplay: R.J. Stewart Start Date: 8/93 The sequel to the 1989 hit finds the former champion Cleveland Indians in last place, after their off-season celebrations render them out of shape. The catcher Jake Taylor (Berenger) is now the manager. THE MAN WITHOUT A FACE Summer Dir: Mel Gibson Cast: Mel Gibson, Nick Stahl, Margaret Whitton, Gaby Hoffman, Richard Masur, Geoffrey Lewis Producer: Bruce Davey Screenplay: Malcolm MacRury D.P.: Don McAlpine Start Date: 8/3/92, Maine Gibson makes his debut behind the camera, as well as toplining in this drama about an ex-con who was indicted for child abuse. He makes a fresh start in a new town, but his past comes back to haunt him. From Gibson's Icon Films. MAVERICK TBA Dir: TBA Cast: Mel Gibson, James Garner Producer: Mel Gibson Mel Gibson plays the smooth Western gambler in this big-screen adaptation of the small-screen program that made Garner a TV star. He nabs a supporting role in the film. THE MAYOR OF CASTRO STREET TBA Dir: Gus Van Sant, Jr. Producers: Oliver Stone, Janet Yang, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron Screenplay: Becky Johnston, David Franzoni, based on Randy Shilt's biography Start Date: 4/93, San Francisco Openly gay Van Sant will direct the biography of openly gay and murdered San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Harvey Milk. MEN TBA Dir: Sydney Pollack Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Bill Murray Producers: Mark Rosenberg, Paula Weinstein Screenplay: Elaine May Remake of Dorris Dorrie's German comedy reteams three of the TOOTSIE principals and a three of those from <gulp> ISHTAR. MONEY MEN TBA Rating: "R" for violence and language Cast: Wesley Snipes, Dennis Hopper Composer: Corey Lerios MR. MAGOO TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Amblin' produces a live-action big-screen incarnation of the myopic one. Reportedly Danny DeVito will be approached for the title role. MR. WONDERFUL Summer Dir: Anthony Minghella Cast: Matt Dillon, Annabella Sciorra, Mary-Louise Parker, William Hurt Producer: Marianne Moloney Screenplay: Vicki Polon, Amy Schor Start Date: 7/27/92, New York A Con Ed man falls back in love with his ex-wife. Minghella directed the wonderful TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY, which won plaudits and British Academy Awards for Alan Rickman and Juliet Stevenson. "One woman's headache is another woman's…." From Samuel Goldwyn. MURDER IN THE FIRST TBA Dir: Marc Rocco Cast: Christian Slater Start Date: 5/93 Drama about a young attorney's relationship with a criminal. NATURAL BORN KILLERS TBA Dir: TBA Cast: Woody Harrelson Producer: Oliver Stone Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino Stone may wind up directing this one, too. THE NEVERENDING STORY III TBA THE NEW AGE TBA Dir: Michael Tolkin Cast: Peter Weller, Isabelle Adjani Producers: Nick Wechsler, Keith Addis Screenplay: Michael Tolkin Start Date: 2/22/93, Los Angeles A satirical look at modern America from the creator of THE RAPTURE and writer of THE PLAYER. A Hollywood agent and his wife lose their cushy existence and must face the "Real World". In so doing, they open a clothing store on Melrose in order to raise enough money so they can afford a divorce! NEW JACK CITY 2 TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producers: Doug McHenry, George Jackson Sequel to the 1991 hit. THE NORTHMEN 1994 Dir: Andrei Konchalovsky Cast: TBA Producers: David Heyman, Neal Moritz Screenplay: Randall McCormick, Rupert Walters Start Date: 10/93, U.K., Spain, Netherlands, New Zealand, Malta Negative Cost: $40+ million Swashbuckler set in medieval England and Scandinavia relates the exploits of an English nobleman who is captured by Vikings. He becomes assimilated into their culture before returning home. From Morgan Creek. THE NUTCRACKER November Dir: Emile Ardolino Cast: Macauley Culkin, Darci Kistler, Damian Woetzel, Kyra Nichols, Jessica Lynn Cohen Yeah, it's the holiday classic from Tchaikovsky. PEANUTS TBA Dir: TBA Producer: John Hughes Screenplay: John Hughes, based on Charles Schulz' characters A live-action feature based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip. THE PELICAN BRIEF December Dir: Alan J. Pakula Cast: Julia Roberts Producer: Alan J. Pakula Screenplay: Alan J. Pakula Start Date: 3/93 A PERFECT WORLD December Dir: Clint Eastwood Cast: Kevin Costner Producers: Mark Johnson, Barry Levinson Screenplay: John Lee Hancock Start Date: 4/93 Sixties-set drama about the relationship between an eight-year-old boy and the convict who kidnaps him. Steven Spielberg had to drop out due to schedule conflicts with JURASSIC PARK. From Baltimore Pictures. PHANTOM OF THE OPERA TBA Dir: TBA Producer: Andrew Lloyd Webber The musical smash is up int the air again as a film…. Joel Schumacher is once again off the film, after playing musical directors with Franco Zeffirelli. Both quit over lack of creative control. PINOCCHIO TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Exec Producer: Fred Fuchs Producers: Francis Coppola, Brian Henson Screenplay: Frank Galati, based on Carlo Collodi's story A live-action version of the beloved classic tale "Pinocchio" using characters and puppets created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Scripter Galati won two Tony Awards for writing THE GRAPES OF WRATH He received an Oscar nomination for co-writing THE ACCIDENTIAL TOURIST with Lawrence Kasdan. POINT OF NO RETURN 2.35 March 19 Dir: John Badham Cast: Bridget Fonda, Gabriel Byrne, Harvey Keitel, Anne Bancroft, Dermot Mulroney Producer: Art Linson Screenplay: Robert Getchell D.P.: Michael Watkins Composer: Gary Chang Start Date: 3/30/92, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Washington American remake of the hot French Hit LA FEMME NIKITA. Story is of a hardened young woman, convicted of murder, who is recruited into a covert organization of assassins rather than face the electric chair. As part of her training, she is educated and polished in order to blend in as she stalks her elite victims. The effect of this training, however, is that the now-valuable assassin develops a broader view of the world and a conscience, which makes her want to escape from the deadly existence she leads. Fonda stars in the upcoming SINGLES and SINGLE WHITE FEMALE. Getchell is also adapting Tobias Woolf's THIS BOY'S LIFE for Warner Brothers, also to be produced by Linson. Titled THE SPECIALIST at one time. POOR TBA Dir: Paul Mazursky Screenplay: Paul Mazursky Start Date: 9/93 A comedy from Morgan Creek about people who run into money problems. THE POSTMAN TBA Dir: TBA Cast: Tom Hanks Producer: Steve Tisch Screenplay: Eric Roth, based on David Brin's novel Negative Cost: $30+ million David Brin's Hugo-winning post-apocalyptic science fiction tale of a man who assumes the identity of a postman and traverses the devastated landscapes of America reuniting the people is on the tentative track at Warner Brothers with several directors standing in the wings. THE RAINBOW WARRIOR TBA Dir: Steven Seagal Cast: Steven Seagal Screenplay: Ed Horowitz, Robin Russin Start Date: 3/31/93, Alaska An ecological theme permeates this action-adventure featuring Steven Seagal's directorial debut after the collapse of his MAN OF HONOR project at Fox. An Alaskan oil worker plans to rat on an unsafe oil drilling operation, but he is shanghaied by the oil company and left to die in the wilderness. There he is rescued by Eskimos, who come to regard him as a mythical figure, the Rainbow Warrior. RECKLESS KELLY Summer Dir: Yahoo Serious Cast: Yahoo Serious, Alexei Sayle, Hugo Weaving, Tracy Mann, Sophie Heathcote Producers: Yahoo Serious, Warwick Ross Screenplay: Yahoo Serious Start Date: 10/12/91, Australia Why would Warner Brothers finance another picture from Yahoo Serious after the U.S. disaster that was YOUNG EINSTEIN? Because the film is very inexpensive ($7.9 million), and he is very popular Down Under, that's why. THE SAINT OF FORT WASHINGTON September Rating: "R" for language Dir: Tim Hunter Cast: Matt Dillon, Danny Glover Producers: David Picker, Nessa Hyams Screenplay: Lyle Kessler Start Date: 4/6/92, New York Homeless people in New York. Delayed from a New York exclusive opening on 1/15/93. THE SECRET GARDEN May 28 Dir: Agnieska Holland Cast: Maggie Smith, Kate Maberly, Heyden Prowse, Andrew Knott, Laura Crossley Exec Producers: Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Fuchs Producer: Fred Roos, Tom Luddy Screenplay: Caroline Thompson, based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel D.P.: Roger Deakins Start Date: 6/22/92, England Big-screen adaptation of the classic children's novel upon which the hit Broadway musical was based is helmed by the director of the acclaimed EUROPA, EUROPA. Ten-year-old British TV actresss Maberly is the lead in this story where an angry young orphan girl is forced to live with her recluse of an uncle in Yorkshire. She becomes friendly with a boy and they discover a secret garden which they revitalize. It in turn infuses their lives with happiness. SGT. ROCK TBA Dir: Paul Verhoeven Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger Producer: Joel Silver Screenplay: John Milius, David Peoples Silver Pictures finally has packaged this long-in-development property in an attractive (and expensive) fashion. Arnold and Verhoeven teamed up for TOTAL RECALL. THE SOLOMON ORGANIZATION Fall Producer: Arnold Kopelson Screenplay: Stephen Tolkin, based on Andrew Neiderman's novel Negative Cost: $30 million A man enlists the aid of a mysterious group who help him in regaining custody of his daughter after a divorce. SOMMERSBY 2.35 (SRD) February 5 Dir: Jon Amiel Cast: Jodie Foster, Richard Gere, James Earl Jones Exec Producers: Richard Gere, Maggie Wilde Producers: Arnon Milchan, Steve Reuther Screenplay: Nicholas Meyer, Sarah Kernochan D.P.: Philippe Rousselot Composer: Danny Elfman Start Date: 4/13/92, Hot Springs Virginia This period drama concerns a woman whose husband returns from the Civil War as a much better person than when he left. She is led to suspect he is an imposter. This is an updated version of THE RETURN OF MARTIN GUERRE. Amiel directed the delightful QUEEN OF HEARTS and THE SINGING DETECTIVE. Flirted with the title STRANGER WITHIN for a while. SPEED RACER TBA Dir: Patrick Read Johnson Cast: TBA Producers: Joel Silver, Richard Donner, Lauren Shuler-Donner Screenplay: J.F. Lawton, Patrick Read Johnson, John Lau Big-screen adaptation of the Japanese cartoon series. A STONE COLD WAR TBA Producers: Doug McHenry, George Jackson Screenplay: William Mosley-Payne Start Date: 4/15/93 SUPERMAN: THE NEW MOVIE TBA Producers: Ilya Salkind, Alexander Salkind Screenplay: Cary Bates Negative Cost: $40 million Start Date: 2/93 If they can come to terms, the part belongs to Chris Reeve. Brainiac is the foe in this installment. Supe must also decide if he wants to marry Lois Lane. THAT NIGHT Spring (limited) Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Craig Bolotin Cast: C. Thomas Howell, Juliette Lewis, Helen Shaver, Eliza Dushku, John Dossett, J, Smith-Cameron Producer: Arnon Milchan Screenplay: Craig Bolotin D.P.: Bruce Surtees Start Date: 9/3/91, Baltimore A romantic drama set on Long Island of 1961 views young love/lust and unwed motherhood through the eyes of an adoring 12-year-old neighbor. Film was released in Australia in November, 1992. THIS BOY'S LIFE 2.35 April 9 (NY, LA) Rating: "R" for strong language and strong sexuality April 23 (wide) Dir: Michael Caton-Jones Cast: Robert DeNiro, Ellen Barkin, Leonardo DiCaprio Exec Producers: Peter Guber, Jon Peters Producer: Art Linson Screenplay: Robert Getchell, based on Tobias Woolf's book D.P.: David Watkin Composer: Carter Burwell Start Date: 2/23/92, Vancouver, Washington Top-notch cast stars in this biographical story of Tobias Woolf's travels with his mother in the 1950s and the relationship between his mother and his stepfather. Caton-Jones directed MEMPHIS BELLE. Delayed from a Christmas, 1992 opening. TRIAL BY JURY TBA Dir: Woody Gould Screenplay: Jordan Katz, Woody Gould Start Date: 10/93 A young New York single mother is on the jury in a Mafia trial. When her young son's life is threatened by the mob, she is faced with the dilemma of saving him by casting a vote which will free the obviously guilty defendant. From Morgan Creek. TRUE ROMANCE July 30 Dir: Tony Scott Cast: Christian Slater, Gary Oldman, Val Kilmer, Brad Pitt, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, John Turturro, Christopher Walken, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Penn, Bronson Pinchot, Michael Rapaport, Saul Rubinek, Conchata Ferrell Producers: Bill Unger, Sammy Hadida, Steve Perry Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino Start Date: 9/15/92, Los Angeles, Detroit Negative Cost: $23 million Second script of Tarantino's to be produced (RESERVOIR DOGS is the first) concerns itself with two young lovers who have a brush with the Detroit Mafia, after which they flee for LA with a suitcase full of contraband. They are pursued by the cops and the mobsters. UNFORGIVEN 2.35 January 15 (limited) Rating: "R" for language, and violence, and a scene of sexuality February 19 (wide) Dir: Clint Eastwood Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris Producer: Clint Eastwood Screenplay: David Webb Peoples D.P.: Jack N. Green Composer: Lennie Niehaus Start Date: 8/26/91, Alberta Canada A re-issue of the acclaimed western to capitalize on the accolades and push on for the Oscars. Originally opened 8/7/92. THE WITCHING HOUR TBA Dir: Richard Donner Producer: Lauren Shuler-Donner Screenplay: Mark Allen Smith, based on Anne Rice's novel D.P.: Stephen Goldblatt Start Date: 12/93, New Orleans, Seattle, Los Angeles A beautiful neurosurgeon is a descendent of a powerful line of witches. From Geffen Pictures. WITH HONORS TBA Dir: Alek Keshishian Cast: Joe Pesci, Brendan Fraser, Moira Kelly Producer: Paula Weinstein Screenplay: Israel Horovitz, Raphael Yglesias D.P.: Sven Nykvist Start Date: 2/25/93, Chicago Pesci stars in this true story of Damon Payne, who was a homeless man in Cambridge, Mass. He once went to Thanksgiving dinner at a Harvard off-campus house and stayed for 15 years. He became a cook and mascot for the residents. Fraser plays Monty, a Harvard College student who befriends the title character and Kelly is his love interest, Courtney. Fraser was ENCINO MAN and starred in SCHOOL TIES. Kelly may be seen in CHAPLIN. Formerly titled DAMON. WRESTLING ERNEST HEMINGWAY October Dir: Randa Haines Cast: Robert Duvall, Shirley MacLaine, Richard Harris, Piper Laurie, Sandra Bullock Producer: Joe Wizan, Todd Black Screenplay: Stephen Conrad D.P.: Lajos Koltai Start Date: 12/1/92, Fort Lauderdale Amusing story of two 75-year-old men who become friends and find their lives enriched by the experience. MacLaine plays Harris' landlady. Haines helmed THE DOCTOR and CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD. WYATT EARP TBA Dir: Lawrence Kasdan Cast: Kevin Costner Producers: Jim Wilson, Kevin Costner, Lawrence Kasdan Screenplay: Lawrence Kasdan, Dan Gordon Start Date: 5/93 Kasdan and Costner work together for the third time, after THE BIG CHILL and SILVERADO, in this project that was originally a six-hour TV mini-series. ZALTMAN TBA Dir: Luc Besson Negative Cost: $80-$100 million A huge science fiction epic from the director of LA FEMME NIKITA. Warner Brothers will put up 40% of the budget for domestic distribution rights. Zeta Entertainment GUNCRAZY January 20 (limited) Cast: Tamra Davis Cast: Drew Barrymore, James LeGros Screenplay: Matthew Bright A bad girl and bad boy. Raves! Originally shown on cable's Showtime service. Release Timeline January 8 CHAPLIN (TriStar) (wider) DOUBLE THREAT (A.I.P.) (regional) LEPRECHAUN (Trimark) SCENT OF A WOMAN (Universal) (wide) January 13 MOTORAMA (Two Moon) (LA) January 15 ALIVE (Touchstone/Paramount) (SRD) BODY OF EVIDENCE (MGM) A CAPTIVE IN THE LAND (Gloria Prods.) (NY) LORENZO'S OIL (Universal) (wide) NOWHERE TO RUN (Columbia) PETER'S FRIENDS (Samuel Goldwyn) (wide) UNFORGIVEN (Warner) (limited) January 20 GUNCRAZY (limited) January 22 ASPEN EXTREME (Disney) DAMAGE (New Line) (wider) HEXED (Columbia) KNIGHT MOVES (Interstar) THE OAK (MK2) (NY) January 27 BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT (Disney) (Tucson, Rochester, Las Vegas) January 29 CHILDREN OF THE CORN II: THE FINAL SACRIFICE (Miramax) MATINEE (Universal) (SRD) NEMESIS (Imperial Ent.) (regional) PASSION FISH (Miramax) (wider) SNIPER (TriStar) February 3 THE CEMETERY CLUB (Disney) (limited) HOMEWARD BOUND: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY (Disney) (limited) VOLERE, VOLARE (New Line) (NY) February 5 NATIONAL LAMPOON'S LOADED WEAPON 1 (New Line) RAIN WITHOUT THUNDER (Orion Classics) (limited) SOMMERSBY (Warner) (SRD) THE VANISHING (20th Fox) February 10 VOLERE, VOLARE (New Line) (LA) February 12 THE CEMETERY CLUB (Disney) (wide) DEAD ALIVE (Trimark) (NY) GROUNDHOG DAY (Columbia) HOMEWARD BOUND: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY (Disney) (wide) LOVE FIELD (Orion) (wide) RIFF-RAFF (New Line) (NY) STRICTLY BALLROOM (Miramax) (NY, LA) THE TEMP (Paramount) TRUSTING BEATRICE (Castle Hill) (limited) UNTAMED HEART (MGM) February 17 LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (Miramax) (NY, LA) February 19 ARMY OF DARKNESS (Universal) MAC (Samuel Goldwyn) (limited) UNFORGIVEN (Warner) (wide) February 24 OLIVIER, OLIVIER (Sony Classics) (limited) TITO & ME (Kino) (LA) February 26 THE ABYSS: SPECIAL EDITION (20th Fox) (NY, LA) EL MARIACHI (Columbia) (NY, LA, San Diego, San Antonio, Albuquerque) FALLING DOWN (Warner) (wide) FIFTY/FIFTY (Cannon) (limited) THE LAST DAYS OF CHEZ NOUS (New Line) THE OPPOSITE SEX (Miramax) March 3 MAC (Samuel Goldwyn) (wider) TAIGA (New Yorker) March 5 AMOS & ANDREW (Columbia) BEST OF THE BEST II (20th Fox) DEAD ALIVE (Trimark) (LA) EDDIE (New Line) FALLING DOWN (Warner) (wider) IL LADRO DI BAMBINI (Samuel Goldwyn) (limited) LOVE YOUR MAMA (Hemdale) (limited) MAD DOG AND GLORY (Universal) RICH IN LOVE (MGM) (limited) SHADOW OF THE WOLF (Triumph) (limited) STRICTLY BALLROOM (Miramax) (wider) SWING KIDS (Disney) (limited) March 12 A FAR OFF PLACE with TRAIL MIX-UPTRAIL MIX-UP (Disney) CB4 (Universal) ETHAN FROME (Miramax) FIRE IN THE SKY (Paramount) IL LADRO DI BAMBINI (Samuel Goldwyn) (wider) THE LAST DAYS OF CHEZ NOUS (New Line) (LA) MASALA (Strand) (NY) STREET KNIGHT (Cannon) WHEN THE PARTY'S OVER (Strand) March 15 THE STOLEN CHILDREN (Samuel Goldwyn) (NY) March 17 RIFF-RAFF (New Line) (limited) March 19 HEAR NO EVIL (20th Fox) LOVE YOUR MAMA (Hemdale) (wider) POINT OF NO RETURN (Warner) RICH IN LOVE (MGM) (wide) TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III (New Line) March 26 BORN YESTERDAY (Disney) EXCESSIVE FORCE (New Line) MARRIED TO IT (Orion) THE METEOR MAN (MGM) TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III (New Line) (wider) WATCH IT (Skouras) (NY, LA, Chicago) March 31 TWO MIKES DON'T MAKE A RIGHT (October) Other March Releases A CRY IN THE WILD 2 (Concorde) DANGER SIGN (20th Fox) FOR A LOST SOLDIER (Strand) HALFAQUINE: CHILD OF THE TERRACES (Aries) HYENAS (Triton) (NY) THE LIAR'S CLUB (Concorde) ROGER CORMAN'S DRACULA RISING (Concorde) SINGAPORE SLING (Greycat) THE STORY OF QIU JU (Sony Classics) April 1 BENNY & JOON (MGM) April 2 ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (Disney) COP AND A HALF (Universal) THE CRUSH (Warner) JACK THE BEAR (20th Fox) LEOLO (New Line) (NY) April 7 INDECENT PROPOSAL (Paramount) LEOLO (New Line) (LA) April 9 BODIES, REST AND MOTION (New Line) (NY, LA) THE SANDLOT (20th Fox) THIS BOY'S LIFE (Warner) (NY, LA) WILD WEST (Samuel Goldwyn) (limited) April 16 AMERICAN CYBORG (Cannon) EXTREME JUSTICE (Trimark) JIT (Northern Arts) JOEY BREAKER (Skouras) (NY, LA) JUST ANOTHER GIRL ON THE IRT (Miramax) (NY) MR. JONES (TriStar) RUBY CAIRO (Miramax) WARLOCK: THE ARMAGEDDON (Trimark) THE WIDE SARGASSO SEA (New Line) WILD WEST (Samuel Goldwyn) (wider) April 23 ALGONQUIN (Disney) THE DARK HALF (Orion) HOUSEHOLD SAINTS (New Line/Fine Line) (LA) THIS BOY'S LIFE (Warner) (wide) WHO'S THE MAN (New Line) April 30 NIGHTMARE (Cannon) THE PICKLE (Columbia) (limited) SPLITTING HEIRS (Universal) Other April Releases BOYS OF SUMMER (20th Fox) MANIKA, MANIKA, THE GIRL WHO LIVED TWICE (Greycat) NITRATE KISSES (Strand) NO TELLING (Greycat) PINK ULYSSES (Strand) Other Spring Releases AMERICAN FRIENDS (Castle Hill) BLOOD IN, BLOOD OUT (Disney) (wide) (SRD) DEADFALL (Trimark) EQUINOX (IRS) FIVE GIRLS (Castle Hill) INNOCENT BLOOD (Concorde) LA VIE DE BOHEME (Kino) MELTDOWN (Hemdale) THE MUSIC OF CHANCE (IRS) MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (Troma) THAT NIGHT (Warner) WAITING (Aries) May 7 CALENDAR GIRL (Columbia) DRAGON: A LIFE OF BRUCE LEE (Universal) GOOD COP/BAD COP (Cannon) INTO THE WEST (Miramax) MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Samuel Goldwyn) (limited) POSSE (Gramercy) THREE OF HEARTS (New Line) (NY, LA) May 14 LOST IN YONKERS (Columbia) MIDNIGHT RIDE (Cannon) MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Samuel Goldwyn) (wider) THE NIGHT WE NEVER MET (Miramax) May 21 HOT SHOTS! PART DEUX (20th Fox) MADE IN AMERICA (Warner) SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS (SGE) SLIVER (Paramount) May 26 MENACE II SOCIETY (New Line) NO PLACE TO HIDE (Cannon) May 28 CLIFFHANGER (TriStar) 70mm (SDS) ONCE UPON A FOREST (20th Fox) THE SECRET GARDEN (Warner) SUPER MARIO BROTHERS (Disney) (SRD) Other May Releases AMERICAN HEART (Trimark) CHILDREN OF NATURE (Northern Arts) JACQUOT DE NANTES (Sony Classics) MOJO FLATS (Hemdale) SURE FIRE (Strand) June 4 AMERICAN NINJA 5 (Cannon) (limited) FOR LOVE OR MONEY (Universal) RESCUE ME (Cannon) June 11 JURASSIC PARK (Universal) 70mm (DTS) MUMMY LIVES (Cannon) THUMBELINA (MGM) June 18 DENNIS THE MENACE (Warner) THE LAST ACTION HERO (Columbia) 70mm (SDS) ROOKIE OF THE YEAR (20th Fox) June 25 SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE (TriStar) UNTITLED PATRICK SWAYZE (Disney) Other June Releases ORLANDO (Sony Classics) UN COEUR EN HIVER (October) July 2 THE FIRM (Paramount) SURF NINJAS (New Line) July 9 GHOST IN THE MACHINE (20th Fox) TINA: WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT (Disney) UNDERCOVER BLUES (MGM) WEEKEND AT BERNIES 2 (TriStar) July 16 FREE WILLY (Warner) HARD TARGET (Universal) POETIC JUSTICE (Columbia) THE THING CALLED LOVE (Paramount) July 23 THE CONEHEADS (Paramount) DAVE (Warner) EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES (New Line) HOCUS POCUS (Disney) (SRD) IN THE LINE OF FIRE (Columbia) July 30 KALIFORNIA (Gramercy) MR. NANNY (New Line) RISING SUN (20th Fox) ROBOCOP 3 (Orion) THE SON-IN-LAW (Disney) TRUE ROMANCE (Warner) Other July Releases THE LONG DAY CLOSES (Sony Classics) August 6 FATAL INSTINCT (MGM) THE FUGITIVE (Warner) HEART AND SOULS (Universal) SO, I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER (TriStar) August 13 JASON GOES TO HELL: THE FINAL FRIDAY (New Line) LIFE WITH MIKEY (Disney) NAKED IN NEW YORK (New Line) (NY) NEEDFUL THINGS (Columbia) ONLY THE STRONG (20th Fox) August 20 JUDGMENT NIGHT (Universal) KING OF THE HILL (Gramercy) August 25 NAKED IN NEW YORK (New Line) (LA) August 27 SON OF THE PINK PANTHER (MGM) Other August Releases THE CROW (Paramount) JOSH AND S.A.M (Columbia) THE REAL MCCOY (Universal) ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS (20th Fox) Other Summer Releases BEYOND INNOCENCE (Disney) THE MAN WITHOUT A FACE (Warner) MR. WONDERFUL (Warner) THE POOL (Universal) THE PROGRAM (Disney) RECKLESS KELLY (Warner) SISTER ACT II (Disney) SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (Disney) STAKEOUT 2 (Disney) September 10 HARLEM (20th Fox) HOUSEHOLD SAINTS (New Line/Fine Line) (NY) ROMEO IS BLEEDING (Gramercy) RUDY (TriStar) September 17 THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (Columbia) MAN'S BEST FRIEND (New Line) September 24 BODILY HARM (Columbia) DAZED AND CONFUSED (Gramercy) SHORT CUTS (New Line/Fine Line) Other September Releases BEING HUMAN (Warner) FEARLESS (Warner) THE HUDSUCKER PROXY (Warner) THE SAINT OF FORT WASHINGTON (Warner) (limited) October 8 THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO (New Line) MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY (TriStar) October 15 DREAM LOVER (Gramercy) October 22 PHILADELPHIA (TriStar) WILDER NAPALM (TriStar) Other October Releases THE GOOD SON (20th Fox) LIGHTS OUT (Gramercy) M. BUTTERFLY (Warner) THE PIANO (Miramax) SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER (Paramount) WRESTLING ERNEST HEMINGWAY (Warner) November 5 FLESH AND BONE (Paramount) REMAINS OF THE DAY (Columbia) November 12 A HOME OF OUR OWN (Gramercy) Other November Releases ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES (Paramount) I'LL DO ANYTHING (Columbia) THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (Disney) THE NUTCRACKER (Warner) THE THREE MUSKETEERS (Disney) WE'RE BACK (Universal) Other Fall Releases BOPHA (Paramount) A BRONX TALE (Savoy) DEATH WISH V (Trimark) GILBERT GRAPE (Paramount) GOLDEN GATE (Samuel Goldwyn) GREAT MOMENTS IN AVIATION (Miramax) THE HOUR OF THE PIG (Miramax) JOEY COYLE (Disney) MOD EXPLOSION (Strand) MOTHER'S BOYS (Miramax) SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION (MGM) SNAKE EYES (MGM) THE SOLOMON ORGANIZATION (Warner) STRIKING DISTANCE (Columbia) THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT PART III (MGM) 70mm December 17 A DANGEROUS WOMAN (Gramercy) SCHINDLER'S LIST (Universal) Other December Releases THE ACCOMPANIST (Sony Classics) BEAUTY (Disney) BEETHOVEN 2 (Universal) BESSIE (MGM) THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES (20th Fox) A DANGEROUS WOMAN (Gramercy) THE FLINTSTONES (Universal) FRANKENSTEIN (TriStar) GUARDING TESS (TriStar) HEAVEN AND EARTH (Warner) THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS (Miramax) INTO THE WOODS (Columbia) MRS. DOUBTFIRE (20th Fox) THE PEBBLE AND THE PENGUIN (MGM) THE PELICAN BRIEF (Warner) A PERFECT WORLD (Warner) RENAISSANCE MAN (Disney) SANTA CLAUSE (Disney) SIGNIFICANT OTHER (Disney) TERMINAL VELOCITY (Disney) WAYNE'S WORLD 2 (Paramount) Other 1993 Releases BLUE SKY (Orion) BODY SNATCHERS (Warner) CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU (Orion) CHINA MOON (Orion) CLIFFORD (Orion) COP GIVES WAITRESS $2 MILLION TIP (TriStar) DEADWOOD (MGM) DR. PETIOT (Aries) THE FAVOR (Orion) HIDEAWAY (TriStar) HIDEOUS MUTANT FREEKZ (20th Fox) INCREDIBLE CRASH DUMMIES (New Line) INTERSECTION (Paramount) LOOK WHO'S TALKING 3 (TriStar) MAP OF THE HUMAN HEART (Miramax) MARTHA AND I (Aries) THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES (TriStar) MUSTANG (Universal) THE NAKED GUN 33 1/3 (Paramount) A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET PART 7 (New Line) OLD FRIENDS (TriStar) PRET-A-PORTER (Miramax) THE PRETENDER (20th Fox) PRISON HEAT (Cannon) PUPPET MASTER: THE MOVIE (Paramount) REALITY BITES (TriStar) RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT (20th Fox) SHADES OF GRAY (MGM) THE SHADOW (Universal) SOLAR CRISIS (Trimark) (wide) SONS (Pacific) STEEPLECHASE (Disney) SUNRISE IN HIS POCKET (Columbia) SURE FIRE (Strand) SWEET TOOTH (Columbia) THERE GOES MY BABY (Orion) WOLF (Columbia) YO, ALICE (New Line) 1994 Releases BEVERLY HILLS COP III (Paramount) CARTOONED (TriStar) CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER (Paramount) 70mm DIE HARD 3 (20th Fox) 70mm THE ENDLESS SUMMER 2 (New Line) (limited) THE FOUNDATION TRILOGY (TriStar) G.I. JOE (Warner Brothers) GODZILLA (TriStar) INDIAN SUMMER (Warner) JEFFERSON IN PARIS (Disney) THE LION KING (Disney) THE MAN WITH THE SCREAMING BRAIN (IRS) MARY REILLY (TriStar) THE NORTHMEN (Warner) THE PAGEMASTER (20th Fox) POCAHONTAS (Disney) SPIDERMAN (TriStar) 70mm STARGATE (TriStar) STARWATCHER (Paramount) TAKING LIBERTY (TriStar) ZORRO (TriStar)