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1992-93 Theatrical Film Releases Rev. 1.1 Copyright 1992 by Eric Carter CIS 76050,3563 1/22/92 Legend ------ 70mm = 70mm prints available (SR) = Dolby Spectral Recording (SRD) = Dolby Digital Sound (SS) = Split-Surround (CDS) = Cinema Digital Sound 1.33, 1.66, 1.85, 2.21, 2.35 = Aspect Ratios Most Films shot with 65mm negative and 70mm 'scope blowups have aspect ratio of 2.21 Release dates are *very* subject to change. Aries Entertainment ------------------- DR. PETIOT TBA Dir: Christian de Chalong Cast: Michel Serrault This film is based on the true story of France's most notorious criminal. Excellent macabre word. Opened in London October 25th. THE STATION January 3 (NY) Rating: None Dir: Sergio Rubini Cast: Sergio Rubini, Margherita Buy, Ennio Fantastichini A romantic thriller about love in a train station when a shy stationmaster in an Italian village encounters a glamorous heiress while waiting for the train one evening. In Italian with English subtitles. Avenue (Avenue is now out of distribution. They will announce deals for ------ these films shortly.) AMERICAN HEART 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 Start Date: 8/13/91, Seattle 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. THE PLAYER Spring Dir: Robert Altman Cast: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Peter Gallagher, Whoopi Goldberg, Anjeclica Huston, Scott Glenn, Marlee Matlin, Andie MacDowell, Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Lily Tomlin, Jeff Goldblum, Jack Lemmon Producer: David Brown Everyone in Hollywood has a cameo in this one. Buena Vista (Disney) ----------- ADVENTURES OF THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE February 14 Disney recycles another animated film. ALADDIN (Walt Disney) 1.85 70mm November Dir: John Musker, Ron Clements Producer: Don Ernst Screenplay: John Musker, Ron Clements Start Date: 3/15/91, Los Angeles Disney goes to the era of the Flying Carpet with another big-budget animated film. Once again Ashman and Menken provided music and tunes. BLAME IT ON THE BELLBOY (Hollywood) February 28 (limited) Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Mark Herman Cast: Dudley Moore, Patsy Kensit, Bryan Brown, Richard Griffiths, Andreas Katsulas, Alson Steadman, Bronson Pinchot Producers: Steve Abbott, Jenny Howarth Screenplay: Mark Herman A farce based on the tried and true gimmick of mistaken identity. The word is good. Opens January 24th in the U.K. BLOOD IN...BLOOD OUT (Hollywood) TBA 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 Start Date: 5/6/91, Los Angeles, San Quentin Epic production of the genesis of the Mexican-American "mafia". BOMBAY TBA Dir: Stephen Herek Cast: Emilio Estevez Producers: Jon Avnet, Jordan Kerner Screenplay: Steve Brill Start Date: 1/31/92, Minnesota An ex-hockey-playing attorney gets arrested on a DWI charge and must do community service for his debt to society. He is given the task of coaching a pee-wee hockey team of 10-to-13 year olds in this inspirational story. Herek last helmed DON'T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER'S DEAD. BORN YESTERDAY (Hollywood) TBA Dir: Luis Mandoki Cast: Melanie Griffith, Nick Nolte, Don Johnson Producer: Dino Conti Screenplay: Douglas McGrath, based on Garson Kanin's play and film Start Date: Spring '92 Griffith takes on the role that won an Oscar for Judy Holliday. Nolte has Broderick Crawford's role and Johnson plays the part William Holden filled in this remake of the Garson Kanin play/film. Mandoki directed WHITE PALACE. CLOSE TO EDEN (Hollywood) Summer Dir: Sidney Lumet Cast: Melanie Griffith, Eric Thal Producers: Howard Rosenman, Steve Golin Screenplay: Robert J. Avrech D.P.: Andrzej Bartowiak Start Date: 9/23/91, New York An action thriller set in New York's Hassidic community where a female Goy (Irish, in this case) must infiltrate. Avrech co-wrote BODY DOUBLE. May open in the Fall. CONSENTING ADULTS (Hollywood) TBA Dir: Alan J. Pakula Cast: Kevin Kline (tentative) Producer: Alan J. Pakula Screenplay: Matthew Chapman Start Date: 1/27/92 Negative Cost: $18 million Pakula and Kline are to be reteamed for the first time since SOPHIE'S CHOICE in this "erotic thriller". THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN (Hollywood) Fall Dir: TBA Cast: Eddie Murphy Producer: Leonard Goldberg Screenplay: Marty Kaplan Start Date: 4/92, Washington D.C. Yet another mistaken identity comedy (along with some drama) about a con man who gets elected to Congress. Murphy gets $12 million. ENCINO MAN (Hollywood) July 3 Dir: Les Mayfield Cast: Pauly Shore, Sean Astin, Brendan Fraser, Richard Masur, Michael DeLuise, Ellen Blain, Megan Ward, Mariette Hartley Producer: Les Mayfield Screenplay: Shaun Shepps, Dana Olsen D.P.: Robert Brinkmann Start Date: 12/5/91, Los Angeles Two teenagers discover a frozen caveman in the backyard. GONE FISHIN' Summer 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 Studios. THE GUN IN BETTY LOU'S HANDBAG (Touchstone) late Summer Dir: Alan Moyle Cast: Penelope Ann Miller, Eric Thal, Alfre Woodard Exec Producers: Ted Field, Robert W. Cort Producer: Scott Kroopf D.P.: Chuck Minsky Start Date: 1/12/92, Mississippi Negative Cost: $13 million An Interscope pickup. THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE (Hollywood) 1.85 January 10 Rating: "R" For terror, violence, a scene of sexual molestation and for language. Dir: Curtis Hanson Cast: Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca DeMornay, Matt McCoy. Ernie Hudson Exec Producers: Ted Field, Robert W. Cort Producer: David Madden Screenplay: Amanda Silver D.P.: Robert Elswit Negative Cost: $11.7 million This Hitchcockian thriller about a vengeful nanny is a pickup from Interscope. HONEY, I BLEW UP THE BABY Summer Dir: Randall Kleiser Cast: Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Robert Oliveri, John Shea, Lloyd Bridges, Amy O'Neill, Keri Russell, Ron Canada, Gregory Sierra, Linda Carlson, Julia Sweeney, Leslie Neale Producers: Dawn Steel, Edward S. Feldman Screenplay: Thom Eberhardt D.P.: John Hora Start Date: 6/17/91, Los Angeles, Las Vegas Sequel to the 1988 smash HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS. This time, the new baby has been enlarged to gargantuan proportions and goes on a rampage of Vegas. Formerly titled HONEY, I BLEW UP THE BABY. THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY March 6 Cast: Jean Smart KING OF THE JUNGLE 70mm Fall, 1993 Screenplay: Linda Woolverton Disney's 32nd animated feature concerns the coming-of-age of a young lion. Woolverton wrote the sensational BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. MEDICINE MAN (Hollywood) 2.35 70mm February 7 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: John McTiernan Cast: Sean Connery, Lorraine Bracco Exec Producer: Sean Connery Producer: Andy Vajna Screenplay: Tom Schulman This film is on its third title. First we had THE STAND, followed by THE LAST DAYS OF EDEN. Whatever they call it, this ecologically-themed romance is set against the backdrop of the deepest Amazonian jungles, where the principals have discovered a plant from which a cure for cancer may be found. Prospects are bright. Schulman won an Oscar for DEAD POETS SOCIETY. NEWSIES (Walt Disney) 2.35 70mm April 3 Dir: Kenny Ortega Cast: Christian Bale, David Moscow, Luke Edwards, Ele Keats, Max Casella, Robert Duvall, Ann-Margaret, Marty Belafsky, Arvie Lowe, Aaron Lohr, Trey Parker, Gabriel Darmon, Kevin Tighe Producer: Michael Finnell Screenplay: Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, David Fallon, Tom Rickman Composer: Alan Menken and Jack Feldman D.P.: Andrew Laszlo Start Date: 4/15/91, Los Angeles Musical set in a newspaper environment in the 1890's. Concerns young striking newspaper workers. Famed hoofer Ortega choreographs, as well as directing. Bale toplined sensationally in Spielberg's EMPIRE OF THE SUN. Eight songs from Oscar winner Alan Mencken (THE LITTLE MERMAID). Score is by J.A.C. Redford. Ann-Margret's first on-screen singing performance since TOMMY in 1975. Has been described as "a cross between WEST SIDE STORY and OLIVER". NOISES OFF (Touchstone) TBA Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Peter Bogdanovich Cast: Carol Burnett, Michael Caine, Denholm Elliott, Julie Hagerty, Mark Linn-Baker, Marilu Henner, Christopher Reeve, John Ritter, Nicolette Sheridan Exec. Producers: Peter Bogdanovich, Kathleen Kennedy Producer: Frank Marshall Screenplay: Marty Kaplan, based on Michael Frayn's play D.P.: Timothy Suhrstedt Start Date: 5/20/91, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $12 million Stellar cast should amply serve the big-screen version of this hilarious stage comedy. Title change is expected. Marshall got his showbiz start as a location manager on Bogdanovich's 1968 directing debut TARGETS. From Amblin' Entertainment. PASSED AWAY (Hollywood) April 10 Dir: Charlie Peters Cast: Bob Hoskins, William Petersen, Pamela Reed, Nancy Travis, Tim Curry, Peter Riegert, Blair Brown Producer: Larry Brezner Screenplay: Charlie Peters Start Date: 10/9/91, Pittsburgh Drama about four estranged siblings who gather for their father's funeral. PINOCCHIO 1.33 June Another re-release for this Disney animated classic. PRINCESS OF MARS (Hollywood) 2.35 70mm Summer, 1993 Dir: John McTiernan Cast: Tom Cruise (tentative) Producers: Michael Engelberg, Andy Vajna Screenplay: Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio, Bob Gale Start Date: 6/92 Huge, huge film based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs classic science fiction story. Budget will likely be largest in Disney history. Mega-outlook. SISTER ACT (Touchstone) Summer Dir: Emile Ardolino Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel, Kathy Najimy, Mary Wicks, Bill Nunn, Wendy Makkena, Joe Maher, Richard Portnow, Jenifer Lewis, Charlotte Crossley Producer: Scott Rudin Screenplay: Jim Cash, Jack Epps D.P.: Adam Greenberg Start Date: 9/20/91, Los Angeles, Reno, San Francisco Whoopi Goldberg gets to sing. She plays the ex-girlfriend of a mobster who is whisked into the witness protection program as a nun. In the convent she leads the nun's choir to national fame and the limelight, where naturally, she is vunerable to publicity and the wrath of her ex and his henchmen. Maggie Smith plays the Mother Superior.....This script was originally written as a vehicle for Bette Midler. Ardolino directed THREE MEN AND A LITTLE LADY. STEEPLECHASE (Hollywood) Fall 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. STRAIGHT TALK (Hollywood) April 3 Dir: Barnet Kellman Cast: Dolly Parton, James Woods, Griffin Dunne, Teri Hatcher, John Sayles, Jay Thomas, Michael Madsen, Spaulding Gray, Charles Fleischer, Deirdre O'Connell Producer: Robert Chartoff, Fred Berner Screenplay: Patricia Resnick, Craig Bolotin D.P.: Peter Sova Start Date: 7/29/91, Chicago MURPHY BROWN director Kellman makes his feature debut with an intriguing casting match-up. Parton is a small-town woman who accidentally becomes a talk radio star (shrink) in the big city and captures the heart of the reporter assigned to profile her. SWING KIDS (Hollywood) December Dir: Thomas Carter Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Barbara Hershey, Robert Sean Leonard, Christian Bale, Frank Whaley Exec Producers: Chris Meledandri, Frank Marshall Producers: Mark Gordon, John Manulis Screenplay: Jonathan Feldman Start Date: 2/4/92, 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 DEAD AGAIN, Leonard scored big in DEAD POETS SOCIETY, Bale also toplines Disney's NEWSIES and Whaley is in Fox' BACK IN THE USSR. THE ULTIMATUM (Touchstone) TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producer: Gale Anne Hurd Screenplay: Laurance Dworet, Robert Roy Poole, Jim Kouf Thriller concerning political terrorism. Hurd produced ALIENS, TREMORS and RAISING CAIN, among others. WHO DISCOVERED ROGER RABBIT (Touchstone) Christmas 1993 Dir: Rob Minkoff Cast: Voice of Charles Fleischer, TBA Exec. Producer: Steven Spielberg Screenplay: Nat Mauldin This prequel to the 1988 smash hit WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT will tell us just how Roger and the voluptuous Jessica got hooked up in the first place. Cannon ------ 50/50 April 3 Cast: Peter Weller, Robert Hays THE AMERICAN SAMURAI May (limited) Cast: David Bradley HUMAN SHIELD February 7 (limited) Rating: "R" War violence. Dir: Ted Post Cast: Michael Dudikoff, Tommy Hinkley Producers: Christopher Pearce, Elie Cohn, Boaz Davidson Start Date: 12/90, Israel An action film about an ex-Marine who tries to rescue his younger brother from terrorists in Iraq. MIDNIGHT RIDE March 13 Dir: Cast: M. Dudikoff, Mark Hamill NO PLACE TO HIDE March 13 (limited) Dir: Cast: Kris Kristofferson RESCUE ME April 24 Cast: M. Dudikoff, Dee Wallace Stone TERMINAL BLISS February 28 Dir: Jordan Alan Cast: Luke Perry Rich East-Coast kids have lots of sex and drugs. Perry is one of the stars of BEVERLY HILLS, 90210. TO THE DEATH May (limited) Cast: Brad Morris, Michel Qissi Castle Hill ----------- OTHELLO February 21 (NY) Dir: Orson Welles Cast: Orson Welles New York's Cinema II gets the honor of first presenting the restored film of Orson Welle's rendition of Shakespeare's Othello. Having been shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 1952 and winning the Palm D'Or there, it then virtually vanished from view. Welles shot this film over a period of four years during which he took breaks to do other projects and earn financing for this pet dream film. It actually was picked up for release by United Artists and opened on 9/12/55 at the Pathe Paris in Manhattan. (That house is now the Loew's Fine Arts). Reviews were mixed and patrons were caught up in the frenzy of the Cinemascope years. It quickly disappered from sight. The nitrate negative was discovered in a New Jersey warehouse, where it was restored frame-by-frame over a ten-month period. The faulty soundtrack was restored with a new digital stereo surround track and the film is now back to the original 91 minute director's cut. Go see it. SHAKING THE TREE January 24 (limited) Dir: Duane Clark Story of loyalty and friendship between four young men over a span of a decade. VOYAGER January 31 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Volker Schlondorff Cast: Sam Shepard, Julie Delpy, Barbara Sukowa An engineer afraid of emotion suffers the loss of an old friend to suicide. On an ocean voyage to a European conference he meets a woman and starts a relationship...then the voyage ends. A love triangle with fine credentials. Opens at NY's Lincoln Plaza Cinemas. Columbia -------- THE AGE OF INNOCENCE December 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 Start Date: 3/92, Upstate New York, Paris 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. AMOS AND ANDREW 1993 Dir: E. Max Frye Cast: TBA Producer: Gary Goetzman Screenplay: E. Max Frye Start Date: 1/92 BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA August 14 Dir: Francis Ford Coppola Cast: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Sadie Frost, Cary Elwes, Bill Campbell, Richard E. Grant, Tom Waits Exec Producers: Robert O'Connor, Michael Apted Producers: Francis Ford Coppola, Charles Mulvehill, Fred Fuchs Screenplay: Jim Hart D.P.: Michael Ballhaus Start Date: 10/14/91, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $40 million A very visual production of the classic tale, filmed entirely on the lot at Columbia Studios once HOOK vacated the premises. This will be based on the original "Dracula" story, rather than the play or the Bela Lugosi film. There are 60 sets and 175 special effects shots. All the effects will be done in camera, rather than at with blue screens. Magicians, mirrors and trapdoors will replace optical houses. Shot with Arriflex cameras. Right on the 70 day shooting schedule and on budget, thanks to Coppola's innovative electronic gear that enables cast and crew to see storyboard, script, and completed footage on multiple video monitors simultaneously. Word is that it may get slapped with an NC-17 rating. FALLING FROM GRACE February 21 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: John Mellencamp Cast: John Mellencamp, Mariel Hemingway, Kay Lenz, Claude Akins Screenplay: Larry McMurtry D.P.: Victor Hammer Start Date: 7/23/90, Seymour, IN Rocker Mellencamp goes to the silver screen in this semi-autobiographical drama about a musician trying to deal with his success while living in his small, Midwestern hometown. Delayed to 1992 to coincide with his new album. Formerly titled SOUVENIRS. A FEW GOOD MEN (Castle Rock) December 23 Dir: Rob Reiner Cast: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Keifer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Kevin Pollack, James Marshall Producers: David Brown, Andrew Scheinman, Rob Reiner Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, based on his play D.P. Robert Richardson Start Date: 10/21/91, Los Angeles, Washington DC Negative Cost: $40 million Wow. The stage play comes to the big screen with very impressive credentials. Nicholson works only 10 days for a whopping $500,000 per. GLADIATOR March 6 Rating: "R" for violence and language Dir: Rowdy Herrington Cast: James Marshall, Cara Buono, Robert Loggia, Ossie Davis, Cuba Gooding Sr., Brian Dennehy Producer: Steve Roth Screenplay: Nicholas Kazan, Lyle Kessler D.P.: Tak Fujimoto Start Date: 1/21/91, Chicago Marshall of TWIN PEAKS fame plays a young, working-class boxer. Herrington last directed ROAD HOUSE. Kazan wrote REVERSAL OF FORTUNE. Fiklm was screened August 22 at the Culver Theatre in LA. It scored 85% in the top two boxes. The target audiences (males and females under 21) scored 93% with a definite recommend of 75%. Those are excellent figures. GROUND HOG DAY February 1993 Dir: Harold Ramis Cast: Bill Murray Producer: Trevor Albert Start Date: 2/92, Punxsatawney, PA Murray is a disc jockey continually reliving one day in his life. But will he see his shadow? HARD PROMISES January 31 Rating: "PG" (NY, LA, Chicago,Indianapolis) Dir: Martin Davidson Cast: Sissy Spacek, William Petersen, Brian Kerwin, Mare Winningham, Jeff Perry, Rip Torn, Shirley Knight Producer: Cindy Chvatal Screenplay: Julie Selbo D.P.: Andrzej Bartkowiak Start Date: 10/1/90, Austin, TX Petersen's character returns to his old hometown in order to win back his ex-wife (Spacek) who is about to get married once again. Lee Grant was replaced in the director's chair. HERO December 18 Dir: Stephen Frears Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, Andy Garcia, Cady Huffman, Joan Cusack, Susie Cusack Producer: Laura Ziskin Screenplay: David Peoples D.P.: Oliver Stapleton Start Date: 10/30/91, Chicago, Los Angeles This tentatively-titled film is a comedy about heroism -- a conniving crook who stumbles into it, a desperate stranger who steals it and a star TV reporter who gets an even bigger story than she bargained for. Hoffman is the crook, Davis is the reporter and Garcia is the stranger. Joan Cusack is Hoffman's ex-wife, sister Susie is Hoffman's defense attorney. Frears directed THE GRIFTERS and DANGEROUS LIAISONS. Peoples wrote BLADE RUNNER. The story is by Laura Ziskin (PRETTY WOMAN, WHAT ABOUT BOB?), Alvin Sargent (ORDINARY PEOPLE, JULIA) and David Peoples. Film score is by George Fenton (DANGEROUS LIAISONS, THE FISHER KING). The production designer is Dennis Gassner (BARTON FINK, BUGSY). Huffman may be seen in THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES on Broadway. HEXED Fall 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 dduring her stay at his hotel. Shot in a vacant Hilton in Texas. HONEYMOON IN VEGAS July 10 Dir: Andrew Bergman Cast: James Caan, Nicholas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker, Noriyuki (Pat) Morita, Anne Bancroft, Peter Boyle, Seymour Cassel, Lainie Kazan Producer: Mike Lobell Screenplay: Andrew Bergman D.P.: William A. Fraker Start Date: 8/19/91, Las Vegas, New York, LA, Kauai New York private detective overcomes his fear of commitment and flies to Las Vegas to get married. Then thinks go awry.... Bergman wrote and directed THE FRESHMAN. Kazan plays the role she has perfected...a Yenta. HOUDINI 1993 Dir: Robert Zemeckis Cast: TBA Producer: Ray Stark Screenplay: Peter Seaman, Jeffrey Price Start Date: 1992 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. Stark calls Zemeckis "the most important young adult director since John Huston. He has vast cinematic knowledge, but it is never more than a background for his feelings toward humanity." Price wrote WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT. The film is a Columbia-Universal co-production, and it has not been announced as to who will release it domestically. THE INNER CIRCLE December 25 (NY,LA,Toronto) Rating: "PG-13" January 17 (wide) Dir: Andrei Konchalovsky Cast: Tom Hulce, Lolita Davidovitch, Bob Hoskins Producer: Claudio Bonivente, in association with Mosfilm Screenplay: Andrei Konchalovsky, Anatoly Usov D.P.: Ennio Guarnieri Start Date: 8/20/90, Moscow Reportedly the first major film to shoot inside the Kremlin walls, this prestige project by expatriate Konchalovsky depicts Hulce as Ivan Sanshin, who is thrust into Stalin's inner circle when he becomes his personal projectionist. Formerly titled THE PROJECTIONIST. Film runs 140 minutes. INTO THE WOODS Christmas 1993 Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Exec. Producer: Brian Henson Producers: Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Patrick Duncan Kenworthy Screenplay: TBA Start Date: late 1992 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. Filming will be either in Los Angeles or London. A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN July 1 Dir: Penny Marshall Cast: Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Lori Petty, Madonna, Tracy Reiser, Ann Cusack, Megan Cavanagh, Rosie O'Donnell, Bitty Schram, Renee Coleman, Freddie Simpson, Anne Elizabeth Ramsay, David Strathairn, Jon Lovitz, Garry K. Marshall Producers: Robert Greenhut, Elliot Abbott Screenplay: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel D.P.: Miroslav Ondricek Start Date: 7/10/91, Chicago, Evansville IN, Cooperstown NY Negative Cost: $34 million Hanks manages an all-female baseball team. But can Madonna handle a real chaw? Geena Davis replaced Debra Winger who was unhappy with the "stunt casting" of Ms. Ciccone. Marshall's last film was the highly-decorated AWAKENINGS. MACHINE GUN KELLY TBA Dir: Marek Kanievska Cast: William Baldwin Producer: Sam Arkoff Screenplay: Michael Werb, Anna Hamilton-Phelan Start Date: 2/92, Texas, Kansas Will the old producing master of B-movies move up a letter in the alphabet? Baldwin last scored big in BACKDRAFT. ME AND MONROE TBA Dir: John Whitesell Cast: Jason Priestley, Jay O'Connell Exec Producers: Penny Marshall, Elliot Abbott Producer: Debbie Robbins Screenplay: Paul Shapiro Start Date: 2/92, Los Angeles The heartthrob from BEVERLY HILLS 90210 gets a feature starring role. MIDKNIGHT 1993 Dir: TBA Cast: Michael Jackson Screenplay: Caroline Thompson, Larry Wilson Start Date: 1992 The Gloved One focuses on another aspect of his multi-media Sony MegaDeal. This was to be exec produced and designed by the late Anton Furst. MO' MONEY June 5 Dir: Peter Macdonald Cast: Damon Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Stacey Dash, Joe Santos, John Diehl, Harry J. Lennix Producer: Michael Rachmil Screenplay: Damon Wayans D.P.: Don Burgess Start Date: 7/8/91, Chicago Negative Cost: $14.5 million If that title sounds familiar, then you must watch "In Living Color". One of the Wayans brothers has extended the concepts of the skits into a feature-length script. A con man working in a credit card company mail room decides to go straight after falling in love. First he must foil a scam already set into motion by some gangsters. "A film about a man who shoulda' left home without it". MR. SATURDAY NIGHT (Castle Rock) October 2 Dir: Billy Crystal Cast: Billy Crystal, David Paymer, Julie Warner, Helen Hunt, Mary Mara Producer: Billy Crystal Screenplay: Lowell Hanz, Babaloo Mandel D.P.: Don Peterman Start Date: 11/7/91, Los Angeles, New York Billy makes his directorial debut directing himself. New Line International handles the foreign markets. This film has been having labor problems with the screen extras. MY GIRL SEQUEL Fall 1993 Dir: TBA Cast: Anna Chlumsky A sequel has already been green-lighted by Columbia and Imagine. NEEDFUL THINGS (Castle Rock) 1993 Dir: Peter Yates Screenplay: W.D. Richter, based on Stephen King's novel Start Date: Fall '92, Maine OCTOBER SURPRISE 1993 Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producer: Jon Peters Screenplay: TBA, based on Gary Sick's book "October Surprise: America's Hostages in Iran and the Election of Ronald Reagan" Start Date: 1992 Peters Entertainment and Columbia acquired the rights to this book that concerns the theory that the Reagan-Bush campaign and William Casey made a secret deal with representatives of Iran in the final weeks of the 1980 presidential campaign to delay the release of U.S. hostages in Teheran until after the election. The promise of arms in trade and improved relations were the alleged booty. Columbia sees this project as having the scope and epic quality of ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN. THE PICKLE September 11 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 Start Date: 9/23/91, New York, Los Angeles Aiello plays a director in the midst of previewing his new film. Is this autobiographical? POETIC JUSTICE Fall Dir: John Singleton Second film from the acclaimed young director of BOYZ 'N THE HOOD. RADIO FLYER 2.35 70mm February 14 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Richard Donner Cast: Elijah Wood, Joseph Mazzello, Lorraine Bracco, John Heard, Adam Baldwin, Rhea Perlman Producers: Lauren Schuler-Donner, Richard Donner Exec Producers: Michael Douglas, Rick Bieber, David Mickey Evans Screenplay: David Mickey Evans D.P.: Laszlo Kovacs Start Date: 6/18/90, halted 6/25/90, resumed 10/3/90, L.A., Novato, Sonora, CA. Negative Cost: $31 million. Infamous production from first-time scripter Evans, whose initial deal included big bucks and directing chores. Production shuttered after it became apparent he couldn't direct. Rosanna Arquette was paid off on her play-or-pay contract. Donner brought in...rewrites done. Evans gets an exec producer credit. This story is of two brothers who build a kind of flying machine to escape their abusive lives. Now we'll see if a red wagon can fly! Visual flying effects from Zoran Perisic's Oscar-winning Zoptic system used so effectively in SUPERMAN. Additional Visual Effects from Apogee Productions. From Stonebridge Entertainment. Postponed from July 12 due to being behind schedule. Promotional partners Dairy Queen and Kraft Marshmallows were very upset. Columbia reimbursed DQ some $2 million for expenses on the aborted promotion. Original $15 million budget shot to hell. After languishing with a "Fall" release date, Columbia has decided on President's Day weekend 1992. Yet another ending has been shot for this project (making about 19!) in the winter. Advanced word is excellent. Word is that there may not be any 70mm blowups after all. REMAINS OF THE DAY Christmas (limited) Dir: Mike Nichols Cast: Jeremy Irons Exec Producers: Peter Gubers, Jon Peters Screenplay: Harold Pinter, based on Kazuo Isigiro's novel Story concersn an English butler. SINGLE WHITE FEMALE August 7 Dir: Barbet Schroeder Cast: Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Steven R. Weber, Peter Friedman, Stephen Tobolowsky, Michele Farr, Tara Karsian, Christina Capetillo, Johnny Dapolito Producer: Barbet Schroeder Screenplay: Don Roos, based on John Lutz' novel "Single White Female Seeks the Same" D.P.: Luciano Tovoli Start Date: 7/8/91, Los Angeles, New York Negative Cost: $15.8 million. After the triumph of REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, Schroeder tackles even more risque material. Fonda is Allie, an ambitious businesswoman who discovers her boyfriend Sam (Weber) has been two-timing her. After kicking him out, she advertises for a roommate, and Hedy (Leigh) moves in. Her boyfriend eventually moves back in and a deadly triangle develops. STEPHEN KING'S SLEEPWALKERS April 10 Dir: Mick Garris Cast: Alice Krige, Brian Krause, Madchen Amick, Ron Perlman, Jim Haynie, Lyman Ward, Cindy Pickett, Dan Martin, Glenn Shadix Producers: Mark Victor, Michael Grais, Nabeel Zahid Screenplay: Stephen King Start Date: 6/24/91 Negative Cost: $15 million This supernatural horror flick wrapped production on 9/4/91 and features visual effects from John Dykstra's Apogee Productions. Creature effects are from Tony Gardner's Alterian Studios. Music is by Nicholas Pike. 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 adaptation of the forthcoming U. of Oklahoma Press book. THREE RIVERS 1993 Dir: Rowdy Herrington Cast: Bruce Willis Screenplay: Rowdy Herrington Start Date: Spring '92 Negative Cost: $30+ million The biggest suspense with this long-in-the-works action film is how much is Columbia paying 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 will Willis take, if any? Columbia reportedly wants to pay *only* $10 million.... UNDER SUSPICION 2.35 February 28 Rating: "R" for areas of strong violence and sensuality, and for language. Dir: Simon Moore Cast: Patrick Bergin, Laura San Giacomo Producer: Brian Eastman Screenplay: Simon Moore Start Date: 2/18/91, London This story is set in London of the late 30's. An amoral divorce detective, whose wife helps him establish fake adultery cases, turns out to be the chief suspect when his wife is slain. Bergin (MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON) was last seen as the nutso husband in SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY. San Giacomo (SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE) was Holly Hunter's sister in ONCE AROUND. Formerly titled THE OTHER WOMAN. Opened in London in September to very positive notices. A VERY GOOD YEAR (Castle Rock) May 8 Dir: Peter Yates Cast: Penelope Ann Miller, Timothy Daly, Louis Jourdan, Art Malik, Robert Hardy, Julia McCarthy, Timothy Bentinck, Ian McNeice, Arturo Venegas, Chapman Roberts, Nick Brimble, Andrew Robertson, Shane Rimmer, David Bamber, Martin Benson Producer: Nigel Wooll Screenplay: William Goldman D.P.: Roger Pratt Start Date: 5/27/91, Scotland, England, France Formerly titled YEAR OF THE COMET, it's a comedy-adventure in Europe about a search for eternal youth and the world's rarest bottle of wine. Yates gave us such features as BULLITT, THE DEEP and, dare I say it, KRULL. Score is from Oscar-winner John Barry. WOLF 1993 Dir: Mike Nichols Cast: Jack Nicholson Producer: Doug Wick Screenplay: Jim Harrison Concorde -------- BLOODFIST 3 January 3 (Detroit) CABEZA DE BACA February (NY) IN THE HEAT OF PASSION January 24 (NY,Atlanta) Cast: Sally Kirkland Four Square Prods. ------------------ KILLER TOMATOES EAT FRANCE Spring Dir: John DeBello Cast: John Astin, Marc Price, Angela Visser A fourth Killer Tomatoes film, this time shot on location in Paris and environs. Greycat Films ------------- THE BACHELOR April (NY, LA) Cast: Keith Carradine, Miranda Richardson, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Max von Sydow Producer: Mario Orfini Carradine plays a man of privilege who can't decide what to do with his life. Richardson plays a dual role in this Italian film. THE COLOR OF LOVE Dir: Melissa Pearson Screenplay: Melissa Pearson Film is described as a less angry variant of JUNGLE FEVER. It is frlm the point of view of a white woman. DINGO March (Portland, NY, LA) 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 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 Dir: Kurt Voss LIFE IN THE LAFF LANE Road movie about three stand-up comics. RESIDENT ALIEN March Dir: Jonathan Nossiter Cast: Quentin Crisp, John Hurt, Sting, Holly Woodlawn, Fran Leibowitz Documentary about Quentin Crisp. This had test engagements last year in New York and Atlanta. WHERE SLEEPING DOGS LIE Dir: Charles Finch Cast: Dylan McDermott, Sharon Stone Producer: Charles Finch Screenplay: Charles Finch Psychological thriller from the son of the late Peter Finch. Hemdale ------- BEAUTIFUL DREAMERS January 31 (NY, LA) Rating: "PG-13" February (wider) Dir: John Kent Harrison Cast: Rip Torn Producers: Michael MacLear, Martin Walter Screenplay: John Kent Harrison Torn is Walt Whitman in this drama exploring his relationship with Dr. Maurice Backe of the London, Ontario insane asylum and their effect on the inmates. One week LA engagement in December is to Oscar-qualify. Opens in five additional markets in February. BED AND BREAKFAST February 14 (N.Eng.) Cast: Roger Moore, Talia Shire BREAKFAST OF ALIENS (Coyote Releasing) April 1 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) March 20 Dir: Tony Palmer Cast: Ben Kingsley, Kim Novak, Karen Black, Geraldine Chaplin, Britt Ekland, Joe Don Baker Screenplay: Timberlake Wertenbacker Edith Wharton's story of a middle-aged bachelor who becomes the guardian of a group of kids. COLD HEAVEN February 28 Rating: "R" for language and sensuality Dir: Nicholas Roeg Cast: Theresa Russell, Talia Shire, Mark Harmon Psychological thriller. Ms. Russell is Mr. Roeg's Mrs. $5 million P&A budget. COLLISION COURSE TBA Cast: Jay Leno, Pat Morita COMPLEX WORLD February 14 (Boston) Dir: James Wolpaw Cast: Stanley Matis 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 into pumpkins. HIGHWAY TO HELL Spring Dir: Ate de Jong Cast: Patrick Bergin, Chad Loew, Kristy Swanson, Richard Farnsworth Screenplay: Brian Helgeland Negative Cost: $10 million This science fiction comedy is an warped update of the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. From the director of DROP DEAD FRED. P&A budget is $5 million. THE LEGEND OF WOLF MOUNTAIN (Coyote Releasing) March 13 Dir: Craig Clyde (Salt Lake City, Denver) Cast: Bo Hopkins, Robert Z'Dar, David Shark, Don Shanks, Nicole Lund, Natalie Lund, Vivian Schilling, Mickey Rooney Producer: Bryce Fillmore Screenplay: Craig Clyde Negative Cost: $1 million Family film set in Northern Utah. Test opening will be supported by saturation advertising ala' the defunct Sunn Classics. LITTLE NEMO May 22 Voices: Mickey Rooney, Rene Auberjonois, June Foray Screenplay: Chris Columbus, screen concept by Ray Bradbury Negative Cost: $30+ million Animated family film about the land of dreams and nightmares is set to open in 1000 theatres. Produced by Tokyo's TMS for the American market. Features songs sung by Melissa Manchester. Prints and advertising expenditures will top $10 million. LOVE AND MURDER Rating: "R" Language. OUTBACK March 13 Cast: Jeff Fahey, Tushka Bergena, Steven Vidler Negative Cost: $3.5 million This period adventure is naturally situated in Australia. The film will be tested in Salt Lake City and Denver. PRIMARY MOTIVE 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 Dir: Joe Comerford SEVEN MINUTES March 20 (NY,LA) 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 Rating: "PG" Dir: Roger Scholes IMAX ---- AT THE MAX 70mm IMAX January 10, '92 (Seattle) March (Charlotte) Dir: Julien Temple, Roman Kroitor, David Douglas, Noel Archambault Cast: The Rolling Stones Exec. Producers: Michael Cohl, Andre' Picard Negative Cost: $10 million The concert film of the Stones' Steel Wheels and Urban Jungles tours from 1990 in the 70mm large-frame IMAX format. The 89 minute film is the first feature in the format. It will open at some of the domestic IMAX and OMNIMAX screens. The suggested ticket price will be $12 - $15. There are 74 permanent IMAX and OMNIMAX theatres in the world. Apparently IMAX is having great difficulty getting the theatres to book this film since a lot of them are associated with educational and research institutions and they feel a Stones concert film would not be appropriate. Interstar --------- EASTERN GUNS An Arizona western. EYE OF THE WIDOW Cast: F. Murray Abraham, Ben Cross LITTLE SISTER A MIDNIGHT CLEAR March 6 (limited) Dir: Keith Gordon March 13 (wide) Cast: Ethan Hawke, Kevin Dillon, Frank Whaley Screenplay: Keith Gordon, based on William Wharton's novel Members of a high-IQ Army WWII thinktank get a taste of real combat when they're confronted by a group of German soldiers in a remote location. Gordon directed THE CHOCOLATE WAR and starred in CHRISTINE. Hawke last starred in MYSTERY DATE and WHITE FANG. A NEW WORLD Cast: Kevin Kline, Isabella Rosellini A biography of composer Anton Dvorak. SPLIT SECOND April Cast: Rutger Hauer Due for a title change. A STAR FOR TWO Cast: Lauren Bacall IRS Media --------- GAS FOOD LODGING Spring Cast: Brooke Adams, Ione Skye ME, MYSELF AND I 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. MY NEW GUN TBA Dir: Stacy Cochran Cast: Diane Lane, James Le Gors, Stephen Collins, Tess Harper, Bill Raymond, Bruce Altman, Maddy Corman Producer: Michael Flynn Screenplay: Stacy Cochran D.P.: Ed Lachman Start Date: 9/91, Teaneck NJ Housewife finds herself the reluctant owner of a gift from her husband....a handgun. Harper replaced Peggy Lipton in the cast. ONE FALSE MOVE Spring Cast: Bill Paxton RAGE AND HONOR TBA 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 RUBIN & ED Spring Dir: Trent Harris Cast: Crispin Glover SHAKES THE CLOWN February 28 (NY, LA, SF, Boston) MGM --- THE BABOON HEART TBA Dir: Tony Bill Cast: Brad Pitt Screenplay: Tom Sierchio Start Date: 3/1/92 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. Annabella Sciorra is said to be the leading candidate. CRISS CROSS 1.85 March 6 Rating: "R" for language and drug-related scenes, and for brief but strong sensuality. Dir: Chris Menges Cast: Goldie Hawn, Arliss Howard, Keith Carradine Hawn is a single mom living in Key West circa 1969. Her husband is a frazzled Vietnam vet. She works as a stripper, her son deals drugs. Anything to make ends meet.... Menges directed A WORLD APART. Title changed back to original from ALONE TOGETHER. Delayed from November 8, 1991 release. THE CUTTING EDGE March 20 Rating: "PG" Dir: Paul Michael Glaser Cast: D.B. Sweeney, Moira Kelly, Terry O'Quinn Producers: Robert Cort, Cynthia Sherman, Dean O'Brien Screenplay: Tony Gilroy D.P.: Elliot Davis Start Date: 4/8/91, Toronto A film set against the 1992 Olympic figure skating competition. Female figure skater's partner is injured. Hockey player is recruited to replace him. War of the Sexes. A pickup from Interscope. DEAD WOOD 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. DIGGSTOWN May Dir: Michael Ritchie Cast: James Woods, Louis Gossett Jr., Oliver Platt, Heather Graham, Bruce Dern Producer: Robert Schaffel Screenplay: Steven McKay D.P.: Gerry Fisher Start Date: 10/11/91, Montanta, Sacramento, Los Angeles OF MICE AND MEN May Dir: Gary Sinise Cast: John Malkovich, Gary Sinise Prodicers: Russ Smith, Gary Sinise Screenplay: Horton Foote Start Date: 9/16/91, Los Angeles, Northern California New film version of the classic Steinbeck play by the folks who should be able to do it right. ONCE UPON A CRIME March 20 Rating: "PG" Dir: Eugene Levy Cast: John Candy, Jim Belushi, Cybill Shepard, Sean Young, Ornella Muti, Richard Lewis, Giancarlo Giannini, Joe Flaherty Producer: Dino DeLaurentiis Screenplay: Charles Shyer, Nancy Meyers, based on 1960 film CRIMEN (...AND SUDDENLY IT'S MURDER), written by Rodolfo Sonego, Giorgio Arlorio, Stefano Strucchi, Luciano Vincenzoni, Oreste Biancoli D.P.: Giuseppe Rotunno Start Date: 2/20/91, Rome, Monte Carlo Comic caper set in Monte Carlo follows the exploits of a group who all end up as suspects for the murder of an eccentric millionaire. This is Levy's feature directorial debut after years of SCTV infamy. Formerly titled CRIMINALS. RICH IN LOVE May Dir: Bruce Beresford Cast: Albert Finney, Piper Laurie, Jill Clayburgh, Suzy Amis, Kyle MacLachlan, Kathryn Erbe, Ethan Hawke, Alfre Woodard Producers: Richard Zanuck, Lili Fini Zanuck Screenplay: Alfred Uhry, based on Josephine Humphrey's novel Start Date: 9/8/91, Charleston SC Negative Cost: $14 million A young girl struggles to find her identity. Reunion of the creative team behind DRIVING MISS DAISY. RUSH 1.85 January 10 (wide) Rating: "R" for graphic drug use and sensuality, language and violence Dir: Lili Fini Zanuck Cast: Jason Patric, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam Elliott Screenplay: Based on Kim Wozencraft's autobiographical novel Leigh is a cocaine-addicted undercover narc. This is Ms. Zanuck's directorial debut. She won an Oscar for co-producing DRIVING MISS DAISY. Post-production is at Skywalker Sound. Musical score is by Eric Clapton. SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION TBA Dir: Fred Schepisi The great John Guare play is brought to the big screen by the director of THE RUSSIA HOUSE and A CRY IN THE DARK. UNTITLED JAMES BOND TBA Cast: Timothy Dalton This one will reportedly be shot in China. THE VAGRANT April Dir: Chris Walas Cast: Marshall Bell, Bill Paxton, Michael Ironside, Mitzi Kapture, Colleen Camp, Stuart Pankin, Patrika Darbo, Teddy Wilson, Mark McClure, Derek Loughran Producer: Gillian Richardson Walas Screenplay: Richard Jefferies D.P.: Jack Wallner Start Date: 3/18/91, Phoenix Contemporary black comedy about a homeless man who terrorizes the new owner of a house he formerly occupied. Walas won an Oscar for his special effects work on THE FLY. He directed THE FLY II. Miramax ------- AMERICAN DREAM March (Austin, MN) Dir: Barbara Kopell Oscar-winning documentary concerning the labor dispute at a Hormel meat factory has been acquired by Miramax. It was filmed in Austin, Minn. Ms. Kopell was responsible for HARLAN COUNTY, USA. BABY BLOOD TBA Dir: Alain Robak CHILDREN OF THE CORN II (Dimension) TBA DELICATESSEN early March Comes with great word from London. DR. OFF (Dimension Pictures) TBA A black man is a teacher by day....a superhero by night. DUST DEVIL (Dimension Pictures) TBA 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: 1/92, Los Angeles ENCHANTED APRIL April Dir: Mike Newell Cast: Joan Plowright, Miranda Richardson, Josie Lawrence, Polly Walker, Alfred Molina, Michael Kitchen, Jim Broadbent Producer: Ann Scott Screenplay: Based on Elizabeth Von Arnim's novel BBC-produced comedy about four women who rent a castle in Italy to escape their troubled lives in London. Film opens the London Film Festival on November 6th. Newell directed DANCE WITH A STRANGER. Word is mixed. ERASERHEAD (SR) April Dir: David Lynch Cast: John Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeannes Bates, Judith Anna Roberts, Laurel Near, V. Phipps-Wilson Producer: David Lynch Screenplay: David Lynch Re-issue of Lynch's cult fave first film with new Dolby SR stereo soundtrack. First public showing was at New York's stunning new Walter Reade Theatre in December 1991. HEAR MY SONG January 17 (SF) Rating: "R" for language and a scene of sensuality January 19 (NY) Dir: Peter Chelsom Cast: Ned Beatty, David McCallum, Tara Fitzgerald, Shirley Anne Field, Adrian Dunbar, William Hootkins Producer: Allison Owen-Allen Screenplay: Peter Chelsom, Adrian Dunbar D.P.: Sue Gibson A magical British film that combines comedy and music, HEAR MY SONG is the story of a young man who has troubles with love and truth. He enlists the aid of legendary Irish tenor and fugitive Joseph Locke to solve his difficulties. The film weaves truth and fiction in a unique way and culminates in a triumphant reconciliation. Screened at the Toronto and Boston Film Festivals. Whimsical film is a crowd pleaser. HELLRAISER III (Dimension Pictures) Summer Rating: "R" This pickup opens on 500 screens nationwide as the premiere attraction of Miramax' new Dimension Pictures genre banner. HIGH ART TBA Rating: "R" for strong graphic violence, and for language and sensuality. INTO THE WEST TBA 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. JOHNNY SUEDE March Dir: Tom DiCillo Cast: Brad Pitt, Catherin Kenner, Calvin Levels Producers: Yoram Mandel, Ruth Waldburger Screenplay: Tom DiCillo Mildly talented musician discovers his suede shoes, forms a band, sings rock-a-billy and becomes a superstar in this comic fable. Pitt scored as the charming thief in THELMA AND LOUISE. KAFKA (SR) January 17 (LA, SF) Rating: "PG-13" January 24 (NY) Dir: Steven Soderbergh Cast: Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell, Alec Guinness, Armin Muller Stahl, Jeroen Krabbe, Joel Grey Producer: Paul Rassum Screenplay: Lem Dobbs Composer: Cliff Martinez Negative Cost: $12 million Fictionalized thriller about writer Franz Kafka as he becomes involved with the investigation of the disappearance of one of his colleagues at the insurance company at which he works. This is the second feature for the hot director of "sex, lies and videotape". Shot on location in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Played for one week only in December in New York and LA to qualify for the Oscars. K-2 February 21 Rating: "R" for language Dir: Frank Roddam Cast: Michael Biehn, Matt Craven, Raymond Barry Producers: Jonathan Taplin, Marilyn Weiner Screenplay: Scott Roberts, Patrick Meyers Based on the play of the same title, K-2 is a character-driven action-adventure about two American friends attempting to ascend the second highest peak in the world, which is also the most difficult. Opened in London in November to mixed notices at best. LOVE CRIMES January 24 Rating: "R" for strong sensuality and language Dir: Lizzie Borden Cast: Sean Young, Patrick Bergin Producers: Lizzie Borden, Rudy Langlais Screenplay: Allan Moyle Start Date: 7/15/90, Atlanta, Savannah GA Erotic thriller about a female attorney's hunt for a man accused of committing sex crimes while posing as a well-known fashion photographer. Borden directed WORKING GIRLS and Moyle wrote PUMP UP THE VOLUME. THE MAGIC RIDDLE TBA Another family film from Miramax. MAP OF THE HUMAN HEART Summer Dir: Vincent Ward Cast: Patrick Bergin, John Cusack, Anne Parillaud, Clothilde Coureau Producer: Tim Bevan Screenplay: Vincent Ward, Louis Nowra 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. MEDITERRANEO May Dir: Gabriele Salvatores Cast: Diego Abatantuono, Claudio Bigagli, Giuseppe Cederna, Claudio Bisio Producers: Gianni Minervini, Mario & Vittorio Ceccho Gori Screenplay: Vincenzo Monteleone While stranded on a Greek Island during WWII, eight Italian soldiers find a home among the men, women and children living there with a Mediterranean culture similar to their own. Three years pass before a pilot delivers the news that the enemy has become their ally, leaving the men with a waiting period of trepidation, fear and outrageous expectation before returning to Italy. MERCI LA VIE May 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. RAMPAGE Spring Dir: William Friedkin Cast: Michael Biehn, Alex McArthur, Nicholas Campbell, Billy Green Bush Producers: William Friedkin, David Salven Screenplay: William Friedkin This 1986 film depicts a deputy D.A. (Biehn) trying to get the death penalty for a deranged murderer (McArthur), even though capital punishment is abhorrent to him. ROMEO IS BLEEDING TBA Dir: Peter Medak Cast: Madonna Screenplay: Hilary Henkin Thriller is co-production of Miramax and their landlord, Tribeca Productions. RULES OF THE GAME March 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. SKETCHES Spring Dir: Neal Israel Cast: C. Thomas Howell, Jason Bateman, Jonathan Silverman, Annie Potts Producer: Jonathan D. Krane Screenplay: Paul Shapirt Three friends on a cross-country trip resolve old problems between themselves and remember why they loved each other as children in this 1989 film rescued from the MCEG graveyard. Silverman and Howell are c ouple of college freshmen whose goal is to live out every fantasy of their friend (Bateman) who is dying of cancer. SPOTSWOOD late February Dir: Mark Joffe Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Ben Mendelsohn, Bruno Lawrence, Rebecca Rigg, Russell Crowe Producers: Timothy White, Richard Brennan Screenplay: Max Dann D.P.: Ellery Ryan Start Date: 7/30/90, Melbourne Comedy-romance about a time and motion expert called in to modernize an ailing moccasin factory. Terrific advanced word. Up for Best Picture in the Aussie equivalent of the Oscars. "Like an Ealing comedy." WHAT THE MOON SAW Dir: Pino Amenta THE WIND Dir: Robert Dornhelm Cast: TBA Screenplay: Jim Sheridan Start Date: 9/91, Ireland Dornhelm directed REQUIEM FOR DOMINIC, Sheridan directed MY LEFT FOOT. ZENTROPA (Prestige) mid-March Dir: Lars Von Trier Cast: Jean Marc Barr, Barbara Sukowa Winner of the Jury Prize and Grand Prix du Technique at Cannes in 1991, this film concerns a naive American who goes to Germany after WWII to become a conductor for Zentropa Railways. He falls for the Boss' daughter, who is a Nazi terrorist. Formerly titled EUROPA. MK2 --- ALBERTO EXPRESS March 27 (NY) Cast: Sergio Casttellito FOR SACHA June 5 (NY, LA) LA DISCRETE August (NY) RASPAD April 24 (NY, LA) New Line Cinema --------------- AFRAID OF THE DARK (Fine Line) July 24 (NY) Rating: "R" Violence and a scene of sensuality. August 7 (LA + limited) Dir: Mark Peploe Cast: Fanny Ardant, James Fox, Paul McGann, Clare Holman, Robert Stephens, Susan Wooldridge, Struan Rodgers, David Thewlis, Ben Keyworth Producer: Simon Bosanquet Screenplay: Mark Peploe D.P.: Bruno de Keyzer Start Date: 9/3/90, London A psychological thriller about an 11-year-old boy whose world becomes blurred when the boundaries between disturbing daydream and reality become dangerously unclear. Peploe was the screenwriter for THE SHELTERING SKY and THE LAST EMPEROR. BURN THIS December Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producers: Linda Yellen, Ray Katz Screenplay: TBA, based on August Wilson's play Negative Cost: $10 million Start Date: 4/92 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. Scheduled to be released in time for 1992 Oscar consideration. Will John Malkovich do the honors? 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. DEEP COVER April 17 (wide) Dir: Bill Duke Cast: Larry Fishburne, Jeff Goldblum, Clarence Williams III Producer: Pierre David, Henry Bean Screenplay: Michael Tolkin, Henry Bean Start Date: 9/91, Los Angeles Fishburne is an undercover narcotics cop who is seduced by the lifestyle of drug dealers he is assigned to bring to justice. Duke directed A RAGE IN HARLEM. Bean wrote and produced INTERNAL AFFAIRS. DELTA OF VENUS October TBA 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. EDWARD II (Fine Line) March 20 (NY) Dir: Derek Jarman April 10 (wide) Cast: Steven Waddington, Andrew Tiernan, Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry, Kevin Collins, Jerome Flynn, John Lynch, Dudley Sutton Producers: Steve Clark-Hall, Antony Root, Screenplay: Derek Jarman, Stephen McBride, Ken Butler, based on Christopher Marlowe's play D.P.: Ian Wilson Fine Line has picked up North American rights to this complex angry metaphorical Bard update reflecting the class-consciousness of modern British society and its effect on people of differing histories. Powerhouse acting won Ms.Swinton (as Queen Isabella) a Best Actress award at the Venice Film Festival. Opened in London in October 1991. U.S. premiere is at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival in late January. EXCESSIVE FORCE November Dir: Jonathan Hess Cast: Thomas Ian Griffith Producer: Irwin Stoss Screenplay: Thomas Ian Griffith 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. FAST GETAWAY (Cinetel) 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. FATAL CHARM TBA Dir: Fritz Kiersch FRIDA: THE BRUSH OF ANGUISH TBA Dir: Luis Valdez Cast: TBA Producers: Eduardo Rossoff, Donald Zuckerman Screenplay: Luis Valdez, Lupe Valdez Start Date: 4/92, Mexico, France GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (New Line) September Dir: James Foley Cast: Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Jack Lemmon, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Jonathan Pryce, Ed Harris Producers: Jerry Tokofsky Screenplay: David Mamet, Based on his Play D.P.: Juan Ruiz Anchia Composer: James Newton Howard Start Date: 7/22/91 Incredible cast makes the wait possibly worth it. This award-winning play of survival and ruthlessness in the high-stakes real estate game took five years to get the film version off the ground. Spacey (LOST IN YONKERS) and Pryce (MISS SAIGON) won Tony Awards just last season. THE LAWNMOWER MAN (New Line) March 13 Dir: Brett Leonard Cast: Jeff Fahey, Pierce Brosnan, Jenny Wright Producer: Gimel Everett Screenplay: Brett Leonard, Gimel Everett, Based on Stephen King's novel A scientist uses computer technology to transform the simple-minded "Lawnmower Man" into a intellectual sophisticate through Virtual Reality Therapy. The experiment backfires, 'natch. A feature film with much computer-generated footage. Slick. LIVE WIRE May Dir: Christian Duguay Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Ben Cross, Ron Silver, Lisa Eilbacher Producer: Suzanne Todd, David Willis Screenplay: Bart Baker Start Date: 9/91, Washington, D.C. Technology and terrorism combine to create the most insidious explosive ever known in this topical action drama. When international terrorists begin assassinating U.S. senators, the unorthodox bomb diffusion methods of the FBI's top expert may be the only recourse to prevent catastrophe. LONDON KILLS ME July 17 (NY) Rating: "R" for drug use, language and some nudity July 31 (LA) Dir: Hanif Kureishi August 7 (wide) Cast: Steven Mackintosh, Emma McCourt, Justin Chadwick, Roshan Seth Exec Producers: Tim Bevan, Graham Bradstreet Screenplay: Hanif Kureishi Start Date: 1/21/91, London The story of Clint (Charwick), a street kid who hangs out with a gang of drug dealers, the leader of which is Clint's tough friend Muffdiver (Mackintosh). When Clint is brutally beaten on his 20th birthday, he decides he needs to live an "ordinary" life. Clint's efforts to escape the daily hustle on the streets creates a humorous web of diverse experiences and intriguing characters. Hanif Kureishi wrote MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE and SAMMI AND ROSIE GET LAID. 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 MONSTER IN A BOX April 24 (NY) Dir: Nick Broomfield Cast: Spalding Gray Producer: Jon Blair Screenplay: Spalding Gray Another filmed monologue from the man who brought us SWIMMING TO CAMBODIA. NIGHT ON EARTH (Fine Line) April 17 (NY) Dir: Jim Jarmusch May 8 (wide) Cast: Winona Ryder, Gena Rowlands, Armin Muehller-Stahl, Beatrice Dalle Producer: Jim Jarmusch Screenplay: Jim Jarmusch Cult fave Jarmusch's latest work is five vignettes that all take place aboard taxicabs in five different cities (New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome and Helsinki). Financed largely by JVC, as was MYSTERY TRAIN. Was closing night attraction at the New York Film Festival. PAST MIDNIGHT (Cinetel) February 28 Rating: "R" for violence, sensuality and language Dir: Jan Eliasberg Cast: Rutger Hauer, Natasha Richardson, Clancy Brown Producer: Lisa Hansen Screenplay: Frank Norwood D.P.: Bob Yeoman Start Date: 3/5/91, Seattle Obsessed social worker becomes dangerously close to client convicted of murder. Eliasberg is an award-winning TV director (LA LAW). She was also the first woman to direct such action shows as CRIME STORY, MIAMI VICE and WISEGUY. POISON IVY March Rating: "R" for sensuality and language Dir: Katt Shea Ruben Cast: Drew Barrymore, Tom Skerritt, Sara Gilbert, Cheryl Ladd Exec Producers: Melissa Goddard, Peter Morgan Producer: Andy Ruben Screenplay: Katt Shea Ruben, Andy Ruben Drew Barrymore is Ivy, a wild young hitchhiker with an unknown past who's determined to secure her future through seduction. When befriended by an impressionable schoolmate, Ivy uses every means at her disposal to infiltrate and destroy her friend's family. "A Lolita for the 90's". Formerly titled DESIRE, then POISON IVY. PROOF (Fine Line) March 29 (NY) Dir: Jocelyn Moorhouse April 3 (limited) Cast: Hugo Weaving, Genevieve Picot, Russell Crowe April 17 (wide) Producer: Lynda House Screenplay: Jocelyn Moorhouse An amusing psychosexual love triangle involving a blind photographer who is obsessed with the manner photographs record images that he cannot see. The film swept the 1991 Australian film awards and was the talk of the Toronto Film Festival. 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. RIFF-RAFF (Fine Line) May 13 (NY) Dir: Ken Loach June 5 (LA + limited) 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. ROADSIDE PROPHETS (Fine Line) March 27 (NY, LA) Rating: "R" For language and a scene of drug use. April 3 (wider) Dir: Abbe Wool Cast: Adam Horovitz, John Doe, David Carradine, Timothy Leary, Arlo Guthrie, John Cusack Producers: Peter MCCarthy, David Swinson Screenplay: Abbe Wool D.P.: Tom Richmond Start Date: 9/90, Los Angeles A modern road movie about two loners on a winding motorcycle odyssey in search of Jackpot, Nevada, wisdom and themselves. In this 1990's "Easy Rider", the wandering duo encounters a succession of eccentric "prophets", played by famous and infamous characters past and present, including John Cusack, Timothy Leary, Arlo Guthrie and David Carradine. Wool wrote SID AND NANCY. Word is not particularly encouraging. SIMPLE MEN (Fine Line) September 25 (NY) Dir: Hal Hartley October 16 (LA + limited) Cast: Robert Burke, William Sage, Martin Donovan, Julia McNeal, Jeff McKay, Matt Malloy, Jeff Howard D.P.: Mike Stiller Negative Cost: $3 million Start Date: 11/6/91, Texas Comedy of two brothers and their search for their long-lost father from the director of TRUST. First TV window goes to PBS' AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE. SKEETERS (Team Players) Summer Cast: Cyril O'Reilly, Tracy Griffith STEPKIDS (New Line) March Dir: Joan Micklin Silver Cast: Griffin Dunne, Margaret Whitton, David Straithairn, Ben Savage Producers: Gerald Olson, Laurie Pearlman Screenplay: Frank Mugavero D.P.: Theo van de Sande Start Date: 9/18/90, Mammoth Lakes, Los Angeles A funny and touching story of a 15-year-old girl whose parents have divorced and remarried so many times, that she now feels lost in a sea of stepkids. Silver last directed CROSSING DELANCEY. SURF NINJAS November SWOON (Fine Line) August 19 (NY) Dir: Tom Kalin September 11 (wider) Cast: Ron Vawter, Michael Stumm, Michael Kirby Producer: Christine Vachon 16mm B&W pickup was spotted at the Independent Feature Market in New York. Story of Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb, teenagers involved in a 1924 kidnap/murder of a young boy. Will make first TV appearance on PBS' AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE. Vachon produced Todd Haynes' POISON. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III March 1993 Dir: TBA Exec Producer: Raymond Chow Producer: David Chan Screenplay: Stuart Gillard Start Date: 6/92, Vancouver Negative Cost: $17 million The third Turtle film will take over five sound stages at Stephen Cannell's studio. Storyline involves time-travel, between today and the 17th Century. The Turtle outfits will no longer be from Jim Henson's Creature Shop. TOXIC CRUSADERS Spring 1993 Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Troma goes big-time with a $10 million New Line film starring a group of environmental accident mutants (ala TMNT) based on THE TOXIC AVENGER. Headed by Toxie, they will include Nozone, Major Disaster, Headbanger and Junkyard. They fight the evil Dr. Killemoff, Psycho and Bonehead. TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME September Dir: David Lynch Cast: Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee, Ray Wise, Chris Isaak, Moira Kelly, Dana Ashbrook, Michael Ontkean, Harry Dean Stanton, Grace Zabriskie, James Marshall Exec. Producers: David Lynch, Mark Frost Producer: Gregg Fienberg Screenplay: David Lynch, Bob Engels Start Date: 9/5/91, Los Angeles, Washington (state) New Line paid $6 million to pick up this prequel to the TWIN PEAKS TV series for domestic release. Storyline features the seven days before Laura Palmer's murder. VOLERE, VOLARE August 7 (NY) Dir: Guido Manuli August 28 (LA + limited) Cast: Maurizio Nichetti Producers: Enesto di Sarro, Mario and Vittorio Cecchi Gori This Italian import is a comic fantasy that blends live action and animation. Star Nichetti is the acclaimed director of THE ICICLE THIEF. WATERLAND (Palace/Fine Line) October 9 (NY) Dir: Stephen Gyllenhaal October 23 (LA + limited) Cast: Jeremy Irons, Ethan Hawke, John Heard, Miranda Richardson, David Morrissey, Lena Heady, Grant Warnock, Callum Dixon, Cara Buono Screenplay: Peter Prince, based on Graham Swift's novel D.P.: Robert Elswit Start Date: 9/16/91, Pittsburgh, London Negative Cost: $8 million Contemporary drama about a British teacher in an American high school. Irons is a history teacher who breaks through his students' wall of indifference by relating his and his family's difficult personal experiences in the Europe of World War II. The family comes to life before their very eyes. Gyllenhaal directed the acclaimed PARIS TROUT, as well as KILLING IN A SMALL TOWN. WE'RE TALKIN' SERIOUS MONEY TBA Dir: James Lemmo Cast: Dennis Farina, Leo Rossi Producer: Lisa Hansen Screenplay: James Lemmo, Leo Rossi Start Date: 2/91, Los Angeles Two hustlers, the mob and the government. Said to be hilarious. WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD (Fine Line) February 28 (NY) Dir: Charles Sturridge March 20 (wide) Cast: Judy Davis, Helen Mirren, Helena Bonham-Carter, Rupert Graves Producer: Derek Granger Screenplay: Tim Sullivan, Derek Granger, Charles Sturridge, based on E.M. Forster's novel Turn-of-the-century romantic tragedy concerns two British ladies on holiday in Tuscany. Sturridge directed A HANDFUL OF DUST and co-directed BRIDESHEAD REVISITED. Shown at the Toronto Film Festival. WHERE THE DAY TAKES YOU (Cinetel) May 22 Dir: Marc Rocco Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Lara Flynn Boyle, Will Smith, Kyle MacLachlan, Ricki Lake, Sean Astin, Laura San Giacomo, Adam Baldwin. Balthazar Getty, James LeGros, Peter Dobson, Alyssa Milano, Rachel Ticotin, David Arquette Producer: Paul Hertzberg Screenplay: Michael Hitchcock, Kurt Voss, Marc Rocco D.P.: Bartlett Gersh An outstanding ensemble of young actors star in this urban drama about homeless teenagers and their struggle for respect and survival on the streets of Hollywood. Good advanced word. THE WIDE SARGASSO SEA (Fine Line) May 1 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. XTRO II: THE SECOND ENCOUNTER (New Line) Rating: "R" For sci-fi/horror violence and language 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. October Films ------------- ADAM'S RIB April (NY) Orion (Finances willing) ----- ARTICLE 99 March 13 Dir: Howard Deutch Cast: Ray Liotta, Kiefer Sutherland, Lea Thompson, Forest Whitaker, Kathy Baker, John Mahoney, John C. McGinley, Keith David, Jeffrey Tambor, Eli Wallach, Julie Bovasso Producers: Michael Levy, Michael Gruskoff Screenplay: Ron Cutler D.P.: Richard Bowen Start Date: 10/8/90, Kansas City, MO Negative Cost: $17.6 million. An irreverent comedy about a group of doctors and nurses working in a VA hospital. They are skilled in their profession, but they are equally skilled in taking on the bureaucracy they work for. Deutch is Thompson's hubby. BLUE SKY Fall 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? Summer 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, Mojo Nixon and Denny Doherty of the Mamas and the Papas. CHINA MOON Fall 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 Summer 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 Fall 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. THE FAVOR May 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 TBA 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 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. Has been pushed back to 1992 from October 18th at Michelle Pfeiffer's request, due to FRANKIE AND JOHNNY's October 11th playdate. MARRIED TO IT 1.85 (SR) TBA 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. MISSING PIECES 1993 Rating: "PG" Dir: Leonard Stern Cast: Eric Idle, Robert Wuhl, Lauren Hutton, Bernie Kopell, Kim Lankford, Richard Belzer Producer: Aaron Russo Screenplay: Leonard Stern D.P.: Peter Stein Start Date: 10/10/90, New York, Los Angeles The comedic adventures of an idealist, a greeting card writer and a gifted cellist. Marvin Hamlisch will provide the musical score. OFF AND RUNNING 1993 Dir: Edward Bianchi Cast: Cyndi Lauper, David Keith, Richard Belzer, Anita Morris, Johnny Pinto Producer: Aaron Russo Screenplay: Mitch Glazer D.P.: Andrzej Bartkowiak Start Date: 2/8/90, Miami, New York, Washington, DC Formerly titled MOON OVER MIAMI. PROBABLE CAUSE January 1993 Negative Cost: $25 million ROBOCOP 3 Summer 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. SHADOWS AND FOG March 20 Rating: "PG" Dir: Woody Allen Cast: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Madonna, John Malkovich, Jodie Foster, Donald Pleasence, Kenneth Mars, Fred Gwynne, David Straithairn, Kate Nelligan Exec. Producers: Jack Rollins, Charles Joffe Producers: Robert Greenhut, Woody Allen Screenplay: Woody Allen D.P.: Carlo Di Palma Start Date: 11/19/90, New York Negative Cost: $21.8 million *Everyone* wants to work with Woody! And yes, it's in Black and White and set in the Roaring Twenties. It's Woody's most expensive film ever. His next film, which went into production in November, '91 will be for TriStar and his old friend Mike Medavoy. First showing is December 5th at New York's new Walter Reade Theatre for the Film Society of Lincoln Center. THERE GOES MY BABY Fall 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. The Orion Classics -------------- THE ADJUSTER July Rating: "R" for sensuality. Cast: Elias Koteas, Maury Chaykin DANZON July Dir: Maria Novaro This is a Mexican pickup. HOWARD'S END March Dir: James Ivory Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, James Wilby, Helena Bonham Carter Producer: Ismail Merchant Screenplay: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, based on the novel by E.M. Forster D.P.: Tony Pierce-Roberts Start Date: 4/22/91, U.K. The creators of A ROOM WITH A VIEW and MAURICE tackle yet another E.M. Forster novel. Two wealthy English families' contrasting views of life force them into battle of style as they compete for inheritance of a house. JACQUOT DE NANTES June Dir: Agnes Varda Biography of the childhood of Ms. Varda's late husband, director Jacques Demy. RAISE THE RED LANTERN February 7 (NY) Rating: "PG" Dir: Zhang Yimou Cast: Gong Li This film is Hong Kong's official entry into the Foreign Language Oscar race. Yimou directed the Oscar-nominated JU DOU. Opens at Manhattan's Lincoln Plaza Cinemas. A TALE OF SPRINGTIME May Dir: Eric Rohmer Cast: Anne Teyssedre, Hughes Quester, Florence Darel, Eloise Bennett Producer: Margaret Menegoz Screenplay: Eric Rohmer D.P.: Luc Pages The French film master spins a story of romantic tension and intrigue when a high school teacher stays over at the apartment of her girlfriend's father. A WOMAN'S TALE January (NY, LA) Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Paul Cox Cast: Sheila Florance, Gosia Dobrowolska, Norman Kaye Producers: Paul Cox, Santhana Naidu Screenplay: Paul Cox, Barry Dickins D.P.: Nino Martinetti This Aussie film played at Beverly Hill's Music Hall for a one week Oscar-qualifying run in December. Roger Ebert is quoted as claiming it "the best film I have seen in 1991". It concerns an elderly, dying woman's budding friendship with a young woman. Paramount --------- THE ADDAMS FAMILY II October Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producer: Scott Rudin Screnplay: Paul Rudnick "Greed is good. Greed works." ALIVE (Touchstone/Paramount) December Dir: Frank Marshall Cast: TBA Exec. Producer: Kathleen Kennedy Producer: Robert Watts Screenplay: Monte Merrick Start Date: 1/92 Co-production between two studios is another version of that Andes plane crash cannibalism episode of several years ago. Marshall directed ARACHNOPHOBIA. BEBE'S KIDS July Dir: Bruce Smith Voices: Saison Love Exec. Producers: Reginald and Warrington Hudlin Producers: Tom Wilhite, Willard Carroll Screenplay: Reginald Hudlin Start Date: 10/2/91, Los Angeles Animated film features characters created by the late comedian Robin Harris (DO THE RIGHT THING, HOUSE PARTY). Saison Love has been signed to perform the voice of Harris. BEVERLY HILLS COP III Summer, 1993 Dir: TBA Cast: Eddie Murphy Another formula film. This time Murphy gets $15 million up front. BOOMERANG June Dir: Reginald Hudlin Cast: Eddie Murphy, Robin Givens, Grace Jones, Eartha Kitt, Geoffrey Holder, Halle Berry, David Alan Grier Producers: Brian Grazer, Warrington Hudlin Screenplay: Barry Blaustein, David Sheffield D.P.: Woody Omens Start Date: 11/13/91, New York The Hudlin Brothers scored with HOUSE PARTY. Now they get a major deal at Paramount. Murphy is a ladies' man who falls in love with a girl who can't stand him. Eddie will get $12 million for this one. COLUMBUS 2.35 70mm October Dir: Ridley Scott Cast: Gerard Depardieu, Sigourney Weaver, Armand Assante, Fernando Rey, Fernando Garcia, Angela Molina, Tcheky Karyo, Kario Salem, Frank Langella, Mark Margolis, Arnold Vaslu, Fernando Guillen Producers: Ridley Scott, Alain Goldman, Mimi Polk Screenplay: Roselyne Bosch D.P.: Adrian Biddle Start Date: 12/2/91, Spain, France, Costa Rica Negative Cost: $40 million One of two features in production on the exploits of Christopher Columbus, in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Discovery of the New World. The competing feature from the Salkinds has yet to get distribution. This film will likely have a title change. Depardieu is Columbus, of course. Ms. Weaver plays Queen Isabella. The other film (directed by John Glen) has George Corraface as Columbus, Tom Selleck as Ferdinand, Rachel Ward as Isabella and Marlon Brando as Torquemada, the Grand Inquisitor. COOL WORLD July 1 Dir: Ralph Bakshi Cast: Kim Basinger, Gabriel Byrne Producer: Frank Mancuso, Jr. Screenplay: Michael Grais, Mark Victor D.P.: John A. Alonzo Start Date: 3/15/91, Las Vegas, Los Angeles Combined animation-live action film reportedly tells the story of real people who find themselves in a cartoon world and can't figure out why. EMILY BRONTE'S WUTHERING HEIGHTS Fall 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. INDECENT PROPOSAL December Dir: Adrian Lyne Cast: TBA Producer: Sherry Lansing Screenplay: Amy Jones Start Date: 3/2/92 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!) THE INNOCENT TBA Dir: John Schlesinger Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Campbell Scott, Isabella Rossellini Producers: Norman Heyman, Chris Sievernich, Wieland Schulz-Kiel Screenplay: Ian McEwan Start Date: 3/92, Berlin, Vienna Romantic espionage thriller set in 1955 Berlin. Formerly to have been directed by Jon Amiel, who is doing SOMMERSBY for Warner Brothers instead. INTERSECTION 1993 Dir: Mark Rydell Producers: Sherry Lansing, Frederic Colchan This one is a remake of LES CHOSES DE LA VIE. JENNIFER EIGHT Fall Dir: Bruce Robinson Cast: Andy Garcia, Uma Thurman, Lance Henriksen, Kathy Baker, John Malkovich, Graham Beckel, Kevin Conway, Perry Lang, Nicholas Love, Michael O'Neill, Paul Bate, Bob Gunton, Lenny Von Dohlen Producer: Scott Rudin Screenplay: Bruce Robinson Start Date: 9/23/91, Vancouver Negative Cost: $20 million Garcia stars as Sgt. John Berlin, a former L.A. cop who joins the police force of a Northern California town. In his obsessive pursuit of a homicide investigation, he believes that he's on the trail of a dangerous killer who has just claimed his eighth victim, code-named Jennifer. Helena Robertson (Thurman) is a blind woman whose friend has disappeared. Helena may have encountered the killer and could provide Berlin with his only chance of solving the crimes. The more deeply Berlin becomes involved in the case, the more authorities doubt the very existence of the killer. Henriksen plays Freddy Ross, Berlin's friend and colleague. Baker is Freddy's wife, Margie. Malkovich is St. Anne, the FBI investigator assigned to the case. Garcia received an Oscar nod for THE GODFATHER PART III. He also co-stars in DEAD AGAIN. Henriksen will be seen in ALIEN3. Baker was recently seen in EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and is in the upcoming ARTICLE 99. Malkovich was recently in QUEENS LOGIC, THE OBJECT OF BEAUTY and THE SHELTERING SKY. Robinson directed WITHNAIL AND I. He was Oscar-nominated for writing THE KILLING FIELDS. JUICE January 17 Rating: "R" for strong language and some violence Dir: Ernest Dickerson Cast: Omar Epps, Jermaine Hopkins, Khalil Kain, Tupac Shakur Producers: Neal Moritz, David Heyman, Peter Frankfurt Screenplay: Gerard Brown, Ernest Dickerson D.P.: Larry Banks Negative Cost: $5 million Spike Lee's cinematographer makes his feature directorial bow with a film concerning four black Harlem youths whose brief encounter with crime takes a deadly turn. This independent production has been picked up by Paramount, who have a $10 million P&A budget. The soundtrack features rap/hip hop music. 'natch. LADYBUGS March 27 Dir: Sidney J. Furie Cast: Rodney Dangerfield, Jackee, Jonathan Brandis, Ilene Graff Producers: Albert S. Ruddy, Andre Morgan Screenplay: Curtis Burch Middle-aged salesman agrees to coach a company-sponsored soccer team composed of 13-year-old girls called "The Ladybugs", in hopes of securing a promotion. A "Bad News Bears" type of comedy. LAME DUCKS Rating: "PG" Spring Dir: Dennis Dugan Cast: John Turturro, Mel Smith, Bob Nelson, Nancy Marchand, John Savident, George de la Pena, Spike Alexander, Juli Donaki Producers: David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, Gil Netter Screenplay: Pat Proft D.P.: David M. Walsh Start Date: 12/10/90, Los Angeles Madcap comedy about three men commissioned to start a ballet company. Dugan last directed PROBLEM CHILD. Scheduled to be retitled. PATRIOT GAMES 2.35 70mm May 22 Dir: Philip Noyce Cast: Harrison Ford, Anne Archer, James Earl Jones, Thora Birch, Samuel Jackson, Sean Bean, Patrick Bergin, Polly Walker Producer: Mace Neufeld, Robert Rehme Screenplay: W. Peter Iliff, based on Tom Clancy's novel Start Date: 11/2/91, London, Los Angeles, Maryland D.P.: Don McAlpine Negative Cost: $42 million Alec Baldwin pulls out of this sequel to THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER due to scheduling problems when the start date was pushed back to November. He will be starring on Broadway with Jessica Lange in "A Streetcar Named Desire" in February. Harrison Ford will apparently be paid $9 million to take over the film. Archer plays Dr. Cathy Ryan and Birch is their seven-year old daughter Sally. James Earl Jones once again is Admiral James Greer. Jackson is Ryan's buddy. They are victimized by international terrorism in the storyline. Ford will also be in the subsequent sequel, CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER. The producers are now bidding big for the following property, THE SUM OF ALL FEARS, in which Ford would again topline. Talks for that sequel have apparently broken down, CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER will be directed by John McTiernan, who helmed THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER. John Badham was in the works to direct PATRIOT GAMES, but couldn't strike the right deal. Noyce directed DEAD CALM. ...OCTOBER grossed $120 million domestically and $77 million overseas. Tom Clancy has stated his dissatisfaction with what they have done to his story. PAYDIRT April 24 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Bill Phillips Cast: Jeff Daniels, Dabney Coleman, Rhea Perlman, Catherine O'Hara Producer: Mort Engelberg Screenplay: Bill Phillips Daniels is a criminal psychologist who makes a deal with one of his patients to dig up his buried treasure in return for half of the profits. Unfortunately for him, some of the other inmates overheard the plans before escaping.... PET SEMATARY II August Dir: Mary Lambert Cast: TBA Producer: Ralph Singleton Start Date: 1/92, Atlanta Greed. THE SAINT December Dir: Renny Harlin Cast: TBA Producer: Robert Evans Screenplay: Terry Hayes Simon Templar comes to the big screen. I hope Roger Moore gets a cameo. SCHOOL TIES Fall Dir: Robert Mandel Cast: Bredan Fraser, Matt Damon, Randall Batinkoff, Chris O'Donnell, Cole Hauser, Anthony Rapp, Ben Affleck, Andrew Lowery, Amy Locane Producer: Sherry Lansing Screenplay: Darryl Ponicsan D.P.: Freddie Francis Start Date: 9/3/91, Massachusetts SHOW AND TELL August Dir: Chris Crowe Cast: Annabella Sciorra, Anthony LaPaglia, Jamey Sheridan, Deborah Unger, John Leguizamo, Alan Alda, Jill Clayburgh, Anthony Heald Producer: Martin Bregman, Michael Scott Bregman Screenplay: Chris Crowe D.P.: Michael Chapman Start Date: 10/21/91, New York, North Carolina Formerly titled SESSIONS. WAYNE'S WORLD February 14 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: Penelope Spheeris Cast: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Lara Flynn Boyle, Donna Dixon, Colleen Camp Exec. Producer: Howard W. Koch Producer: Lorne Michaels Screenplay: Mike Myers, Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner Start Date: 8/2/91, Los Angeles Another hang-over from Mr. Tartikoff's bag o' tricks winds up at Paramount as a feature is made of the Cable-TV public access show segment of NBC's Saturday Night Live starring those two mid-pubescent air-guitarers hits the big screen. Lowe plays a TV exec who sees commerical potential in the access show. Boyle is Wayne's ex-girlfriend and Dixon is Garth's dream girl, a curvaceous doughnut shop employee. Samuel Goldwyn -------------- 35 UP January 15 (NY) Dir: Michael Apted Producer: Michael Apted Screenplay: Michael Apted D.P.: George Jesse Turner The fifth in director Apted's series of documentaries begun 28 years ago following a group of people's lives every seven years has been picked up by Goldwyn. It is the highest grossing documentary in Australian history. BEST INTENTIONS May 22 (limited) Dir: Bille August Cast: Ghita Norby, Max Von Sydow, Pernilla Ostergreen, Samuel Froler Screenplay: Ingmar Bergman The story of Bergman's parents' courtship deals with class conflicts and passions which lead to near violence. The film covers the decade of 1909 to 1918 before Ingmar's birth. The film was released in Sweden as a six hour TV mini-series. Von Sydow plays his maternal grandfather. August directed PELLE THE CONQUEROR. MISSISSIPPI MASALA February 5 (NY) Dir: Mira Nair February 14 (LA) Cast: Denzel Washington, ASarita Choudhury, Roshan Seth, Sharmila Tagore, Tico Wells, Charles Dutton Producers: Mira Nair, Michael Nozik Screenplay: Sooni Taraporeavala D.P.: Ed Lachman Start Date: 8/27/90, Greenwood MS, Kampala Uganda Story of an Indian family that was forced to flee Idi Amin's Uganda in 1972. Twenty years later they find themselves in Greenwood MS, where the daughter falls in love with an entrepreneurial carpet cleaner (Washington), which causes tension within both the Indian and Black communities. The word is excellent. MR. WONDERFUL TBA Dir: Anthony Minghella Cast: TBA Producer: Marianne Moloney Screenplay: Vicki Polon, Amy Schor Start Date: 1/92, New York THE PLAYBOYS May 1 Dir: Gillies MacKinnon Cast: Albert Finney, Aidan Quinn, Robin Wright, Milo O'Shea, Niamh Cusack, Ian McElhinney, Stella McCusker, Niall Buggy Producer: Bill Cartlidge, Simon Perry Screenplay: Shane Connaughton, Kerry Crabbe D.P.: Jack Conroy Start Date: 7/1/91, Ireland Tara is a strong-willed woman who falls for a traveling actor when his troupe sets ip their theatre in her village during the late 1950s. The town police sergeant, who has long been in love with Tara, is determined to destroy this budding romance. Connaughton wrote MY LEFT FOOT. Wright of THE PRINCESS BRIDE replaced the preggers Annette Bening. RETURN TO MYSTIC PIZZA Summer Sequel to the 1988 hit that brought Julia Roberts notoriety. ROCK-A-DOODLE April 3 Rating: "G" Dir: Don Bluth Cast: Voices of Glen Campbell, Ellen Greene, Christopher Plummer, Phil Harris, Sandy Duncan, Eddie Deezen Producers: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, John Pomeroy Screenplay: David N. Weiss Animated musical about a rooster with the power to bring up the sun. There is an 18 minute live-action sequence concerning the farm family. From Sullivan/Bluth Productions, creators of AN AMERICAN TAIL, THE LAND BEFORE TIME, THE SECRET OF NIMH and ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN. Opened in London in July, 1991 to good notices. Will go out with 1500 prints. THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY TBA Cast: Eric Bogosian TRACES OF RED June Dir: Andy Wolk Cast: Jim Belushi, Lorraine Bracco, Tony Goldwyn, Jim Piddock Producer: Mark Gordon Screenplay: Jim Piddock D.P.: Tim Suhrstedt Start Date: 11/4/91, Palm Beach FL. Erotic thriller about two police detectives involved with a politically powerful woman. Formerly titled BEYOND SUSPICION. SGE ---- MCBAIN 1.85 January 31 (2nd rel.) Rating: "R" Strong war violence, language and drug use. Dir: James Glickenhaus Cast: Christopher Walken, Maria Conchita Alonso, Michael Ironside, Steve James, Jay Patterson, T.G. Waits, Victor Argo Producer: J. Boyce Harman, Jr. Screenplay: James Glickenhaus Negative Cost: $16 million This action film involves a group of Vietnam vets who honor a pact made to a former comrade 20 years previously. Features extensive computer generated effects. Opened on 9/20/91 with a $1.1 million ad-pub budget and 130 prints in NY and LA and tepid results. Skouras ------- HIGHWAY 61 March Cast: Don McKellar, Valerie Buhagier HUNTING February (LA) Cast: John Savage, Kerry Armstrong I DON'T BUY KISSES ANYMORE February 14 (LA) Cast: Jason Alexander, Nia Peeples 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. Taurus ------ THE EYES OF THE WORLD late Fall Dir: TBA Cast: Melanie Griffith, Tracy Griffith Screenplay: Melanie Griffith, Tracy Griffith Start Date: Summer 1992 The Griffith sisters star together for the first time in a vehicle that they also co-wrote. A portrait artist circa 1912 must choose between being famous by compromising his art or painting his subjects as he really sees them. Trimark ------- 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. A DOG OF FLANDERS 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 DOLLY DEAREST February 21 Dir: Maria Lease Cast: Denise Crosby, Sam Bottoms, Rip Torn, Chris Demetral, Candy Hutson Producer: Daniel Cady Screenplay: Maria Lease Archaeologist Karl Resnick (Torn) unknowingly unleashes a terrifying evil by opening a centuries-old mass grave in Mexico filled with the corpses of an ancient cult, where hundreds of people were buried alive. Dollmaker Eliot Read (Bottoms) has moved his family to Mexico after purchasing a factory so that he can introduce the world to a beautiful doll, the Dolly Dearest. The Read family little suspects the horror that awaits them as Dolly Dearest has been possessed by the evil spirit. THE FAVOUR, THE WATCH AND THE VERY BIG FISH March 13 Rating: "R" for language and sensuality Dir: Ben Lewin Cast: Bob Hoskins, Jeff Goldblum, Natasha Richardson, Michel Blanc Producer: Michelle de Broca Screenplay: Ben Lewin Louis (Hoskins), a struggling photographer, searches for the perfect model to pose as Christ on the cross. His prayers are answered when he meets and falls in love with a beautiful actress named Sybil (Richardson), who unwittingly leads him to the perfect Jesus, a destitute ex-con (Goldblum). But Louis' good fortune starts to unravel when he discovers that his Christ model is a madman who is also in love with Sybil and is beginning to take his new-found divinity far too seriously. FINAL APPROACH 2.35 (SS) (CDS) March 6 (NY, LA) Dir: Eric Steven Stahl Cast: James B. Sikking, Hector Elizondo, Madolyn Smith, Kevin McCarthy Producer: Eric Steven Stahl Negative Cost: $13 million This 'scope Cinema Digital Sound film's claim to fame is that it is the first film to have an entirely digital soundtrack. It played a one-week engagement in CDS at the UA Coronet in Westwood for Oscar qualification. It is a psychological thriller concerning a test-pilot who finds himself in a bizarre alternate reality. Notices are mediocre. INTERCEPTOR April 3 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. INTO THE SUN February 7 Rating: "R" for language Dir: Fritz Kiersch Cast: Anthony Michael Hall, Michael Pare, Deborah Maria Moore, Terry Kiser Producers: Oliver Hess, Kevin Kallberg Screenplay: John Brancato, Michael Ferris Start Date: 3/5/91, Los Angeles A fun-filled action adventure about a young self-center Hollywood superstar Tom Slade (Hall) who, in preparation for an upcoming film role, is teamed with Captain Paul "Shotgun" Watkins (Pare), a tough, disciplined, by-the-book Top Gun pilot stationed in Sicily. This incompatible duo become unlikely allies when they are thrust unexpectedly into a real life-or-death situation involving combat with rebel Middle Eastern soldiers. LEPRECHAUN May 8 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 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. THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT II TBA THE SILK ROAD February 21 Dir: Junta Sato Cast: Toshiyuki Nishida, Koichi Sato, Anna Nakagawa, Tsunehiko Watase Exec Producers: Yasuyoshi Tokuma, Gohei Kogure, Kazuo Haruna Screenplay: Tsuyoshi Yoshida, Junya Sato, based on Yasushi Inoue's novel DUN HUANG A sweeping tale of romance and conflict in ancient China, a compelling personal story of self-discovery set against an epic canvas of desert warfare and chivalry. This landmark Chinese-Japanese co-production tells the story of a young scholar's coming of age on the war-torn tribal fringes of the Song Dynasty in the 11th Century. In Japanese with English subtitles. STEPFATHER III: FATHER'S DAY March 20 Rating: "R" for violence and some sensuality Dir: Guy Magar Cast: Robert Wightman, Priscilla Barnes, Season Hubley, David Tom, John Ingle, Dennis Paladino Producers: Guy Magar, Paul Moen Screenplay: Guy Magar, Lee Wasserman The film traces the Stepfather's search for an ideal, ready-made family. Arriving in the small town of Deer View, the Stepfather (Wightman) soon becomes involved with single mother Christine (Barnes), who has a thirteen-year-old paraplegic son Andy (Tom). Conflicts arise when Andy leaves for the summer to live with his father. This temporary void in his new family leads to the Stepfather's inadvertant involvement with another single mother Jennifer (Hubley), who has recently moved into town with her young son. Andy's unexpected early return throws off the Stepfather's plans, eventually bringing about the final conflict between the Stepfather and his two families. WARLOCK II TBA Yes, it's a sequel to the stylish pic. TriStar -------- BASIC INSTINCT March 20 Dir: Paul Verhoeven Cast: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Denis Arndt, Leilani Sarelle Producer: Alan Marshall Screenplay: Joe Eszterhas D.P.: Jan De Bont Start Date: 4/5/91, San Francisco, Carmel, Los Angeles Very controversial thriller about a lesbian serial killer and the cop who becomes sexually obsessed with one of three dangerous suspects. Douglas was paid a wallet-busting $14 million for this one. This was to have been released in CDS. 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. BUDDY COPS TBA Dir: Allan Metter Cast: TBA Producers: David Permut, Robert Kosberg Screenplay: David O'Malley, B.J. Nelson Start Date: 10/91, Dallas CHARLIE (Carolco) December 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 Start Date: 10/14/91, England, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $31 million This biopic headlining Downey as Charlie Chaplin has jumped from Universal to Carolco. 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) plays early silent screen star Mabel Normand and Travis (AIR AMERICA) is would-be actress Joan Barry, who almost destroyed Chaplin. CLIFFHANGER 2.35 TBA Dir: Renny Harlin Cast: Sylvester Stallone Producers: Alan Marshall, Renny Harlin Screenplay: Mike France D.P. Oliver Wood Start Date: 1/92 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. There are two other major parts, one male, one female, as yet uncast. This project is very close to turnaround due to very high costs, reportedly some $25 million below-the-line. CITY OF JOY 1.85 April 3 Dir: Roland Joffe Cast: Patrick Swayze, Pauline Collins, Art Malik, Om Puri, Shabana Azmi Producers: Roland Joffe, Jake Eberts Screenplay: Mark Medoff, based on Dominique Lapierre's novel D.P.: Peter Biziou Start Date: 2/9/91, Calcutta India, London England An American doctor travels to Calcutta and unexpectedly finds love and beauty surrounded by the city's stifling poverty. Apparently the filmmakers have been experiencing problems with the locals on location. The film will return to India in the Fall to shoot the monsoon season scenes. Some interior pickup shots were done at Pinewood Studios in London in late August. Delayed from Christmas limited release. EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES TBA Dir: Gus Van Sant Cast: Jodie Foster, Madonna, Uma Thurman Have thumb will travel? HELL CAMP TBA Dir: Milos Forman Cast: Dylan Walsh Producer: Michael Hausman Screenplay: Adam Davidson, Milos Forman D.P.: John Bailey Start Date: 1/92, Tokyo, New York Story of a New Yorker sent by his Japanese-owned company to train in Japan where he becomes an accomplish sumo wrestler has been put on hold due to conflicts with the Sumo Wrestling Society of Japan. It was to have begun production on 11/18/91 for a Christmas 1992 release. HIDEAWAY 1993 Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producer: Cathleen Summers Screenplay: TBA, based on Dean Koontz' novel Book is to be released in January 1992. 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. LEGENDS OF THE FALL 1993 Dir: Ed Zwick Cast: TBA Screenplay: TBA, 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 1993 Dir: Bruce Beresford Cast: TBA Producer: Cameron Mackintosh Screenplay: Alain Boublil, Calude-Michel Schonberg Start Date: Spring 1992, France, England Negative Cost: $40 million Big-screen adaptation of the musical stage hit. MR. JONES Fall 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 Start Date: 11/11/91, Los Angeles, San Diego A charming manic-depressive man falls in love with a psychiatrist. That's two Gere films this year dealing with psychiatrists..... THE MISTRESS TBA Dir: Barry Primus Cast: Robert Wuhl, Robert DeNiro, Martin Landau, Danny Aiello, Eli Wallach Exec Producer: Robert DeNiro Producers: Meir Tepper, Ruth Charny Screenplay: Jonathan Lawton TriStar has domestic rights to this showbiz comedy from Tribeca Films. 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. SNIPER Spring Dir: Luis Llosa Cast: Tom Berenger, Billy Zane Producer: Robert Rosen Screenplay: Crash Leyland This negative pickup from Odyssey Entertainment 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 TBA Cast: Chevy Chase THUNDERHEART May 1 Dir: Michael Apted Cast: Val Kilmer, Graham Greene, Sam Shepard, Fred Ward, Sheila Tousey Producers: Robert DeNiro, John Fusco, Jane Rosenthal Screenplay: John Fusco D.P.: Roger Deakins Start Date: 6/13/91, Rapid City, SD Negative Cost: $15 million DANCES WITH WOLVES' Oscar nominee Greene co-stars in this film concerning the investigation of an FBI agent who is sent to South Dakota to uncover the murder of an Indian tribesman. Through his efforts he discovers his own Indian heritage. The Sioux have permitted the filmmakers to shoot in locations that are the sacred grounds of the tribe. Kilmer last starred in THE DOORS. Apted has a couple of documentaries under his belt most recently, INCIDENT AT OGLALA and 35 UP, along with CLASS ACTION and GORILLAS IN THE MIST. From Tribeca Films. UNIVERSAL SOLDIER July 17 Dir: Roland Emmerich Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker, Ed O'Ross, Jerry Orbach Producer: Craig Baumgarten, Allen Shapiro Screenplay: Richard Rothstein, Christopher Leitch D.P.: Walter Lindenlaub Start Date: 8/12/91, Arizona With those two headliners, you know the ground'll be a-shakin' in this one. WILDER NAPALM September 25 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 and vie for the affections of the same woman (Winger). WIND Summer Dir: Carroll Ballard Cast: Matthew Modine, Jennifer Grey, Stellan Skarsgard, Rebecca Miller, Cliff Robertson, Jack Thompson Exec. Producers: Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Fuchs Producers: Mata Yamamoto, Tom Luddy Screenplay: Rudy Wurlitzer, Larry Gross, Mac Gudgeon D.P.: John Toll Negative Cost: $29 million It's all about romance against the backdrop of sailboat racing as the 1987 sailing team defends its Americas Cup trophy against Australia. Ballard directed THE BLACK STALLION and NEVER CRY WOLF. Shot in Australia, Newport RI, Utah and Hawaii. Delayed from an April 15th release. WOODY ALLEN FALL PROJECT '91 Fall Dir: Woody Allen Cast: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Judy Davis, Juliette Lewis, Liam Neeson, Cristi Conaway, Sydney Pollack, Lysette Anthony Producers: Robert Greenhut, Woody Allen Screenplay: Woody Allen D.P.: Carlo Di Palma Start Date: 11/4/91, New York Woody has been greenlighted on doing one film for TriStar, because Orion is destitute. Apparently Woody wants to film it in Super 16 and blow it up to 35mm for a grainy, documentary-like effect. TriStar wants him to use 35mm all the way. Woody isn't used to getting interference from the studio.... Film concerns a Barnard professor who becomes romantically involved with one of his students. Emily Lloyd was replaced by Juliette Lewis of CAPE FEAR fame as his amour. Triton ------ ALAN AND NAOMI January 31 Dir: Sterling VanWagenen Cast: Lukas Haas, Michael Gross, Vanessa Zaoul, Zohra Lampert Producer: David Anderson, Mark Balsam Screenplay: Jordan Horowitz Story of a friendship between two teenagers in the aftermath of WWII. Opens in 18 markets. THE HAIRDRESSER'S HUSBAND April 17 (NY) Dir: Patrice Leconte Cast: Jean Rochefort, Anna Galiena, Philippe Clevenot, Roland Bertin Producer: Thierry De Ganay Screenplay: Claude Klotz, Patrice Leconte A forty-year-old man has been determined to marry a hairdresser since the age of twelve. His dream is finally realized and his passion so great that his new wife is always aware that she is the most beautiful woman in the world to him. Leconte directed MONSIEUR HIRE. HEARTS OF DARKNESS: A FILMMAKER'S APOCALPYSE January 10 (LA,limited) Rating: "R" for language Dir: Fax Bahr Cast: Eleanor Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, George Lucas, John Milius, Martin Sheen Producers: George Zaloom, Les Mayfield Screenplay: Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper Top-notch documentary concerning the ordeal of Francis Coppola's shoot on APOCALYPSE NOW will be given a limited theatrical run after exposure on Showtime. 60 hours of 16mm footage shot by Eleanor Coppola was discovered in Zoetrope's vaults. Excerpts of this footage, along with newly shot interviews with the filmmakers and actors (sans Brando) go into the docu. After running o on Showtime, this opened in NY, Seattle, SF and Dallas on 11/27/91. THE LUNATIC January 31 (NY) Dir: Lol Creme February 14 (LA) Cast: Paul Campbell, Julie T. Wallace Ribald comedy with a lusty German woman who takes two Jamaican lovers while on vacation in a small village. Director was a founding member of the rock group 10CC. MINDWALK Expansion Continues Dir: Bernt Capra January 31 (Boston) Cast: Liv Ullmann, Sam Waterston, John Heard, Ione Skye Producer: Adrianna AJ Cohen Politically correct film set against the remarkable Abbey of Mont Saint Michel, this ecological conservation film deals with a meeting of three minds. Ullmann is a scientist, Waterston a politician and Heard a poet. They exchange, debate and share ideas about controversial ideas facing the world in the 1990's. It is based on a book "The Turning Point" by director Capra's brother Fritjof, who also wrote "The Tao of Physics". Director Bernt was production designer on THIS IS SPINAL TAP and BAGDAD CAFE. Film has garnered great kudos at festivals in Sundance, Denver and Cleveland. It was at the Seattle Film Festival in May '91. Popular among those who don't mind talky films. TOTO THE HERO February 21 (NY) Dir: Jaco van Dormael March 6 (wider) Screenplay: Jaco van Dormael Winner of the 1991 Cannes Camera d'Or award is a French-language film about a man who looks back at his earlier life, surmising what it might have been and what it has become. This film is the largest grossing French-language film from Belgium in history. 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 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. BRENDA STARR late April/early May Dir: Robert Ellis Miller Cast: Brooke Shields, Timothy Dalton, Tony Peck, Diana Scarwid, Jeffrey Tambor, Charles Durning, Eddie Albert, Nestor Serrano, Henry Gibson Producer: Myron A. Hyman Screenplay: Delia Ephron, Noreen Stone, James Buchanan It's finally coming out!! This has only been completed for about five years, caught up in litigation with Dino DeLaurentiis' defunct company. And then it's reported quite awful, as well. It's so old, in fact, that I didn't feel like digging that far back in the archives to get all of the production info. Delayed twice again, latest time from Fall. Funded by some BCCI accounts..... 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. THE GATE II February 28 Rating: "R" for scenes of drug use. Dir: Tibor Takacs Cast: Louis Tripp, Pamela Segall, James Villemaire, Simon Reynolds Producer: Andras Hamori Sequel to the moderate hit of 1986 with the same director. HIT MAN TBA Dir: Roy London Cast: Forest Whitaker, Sherilyn Fenn, Louis Anderson, Conchata Ferrell, Seymour Cassell, Jim Belushi, Sharon Stone, Lois Chiles Producer: Amin Q. Chaudri Screenplay: Kenneth Pressman, based on his play "Insider's Price" D.P.: Yuri Sokol Start Date: 1/9/91, Pittsburgh, Sharon, PA Suspense film starring a TWIN PEAKS luminary. Music is by Michel Colombier, who performed the same services on NEW JACK CITY. RUBY March 13 Dir: John Mackenzie Cast: Danny Aiello, Sherilyn Fenn, Arliss Howard Producers: Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Steve Golin Screenplay: Stephen Davis, based on his play "Love Field" This one's about Jack Ruby and his assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald. From Propaganda Films. WILD ORCHID II: TWO SHADES OF BLUE March 27 Rating: "R" Dir: Zalman King Cast: Nina Siemaszko, Tom Skerrit, Robert Davi, Wendy Hughes Exec. Producer: Mark Damon Producers: David Saunders, Rafael Eisenman Screenplay: Zalman King, George Gary D.P.: Mark Reshovsky Start Date: 10/12/90, Los Angeles A beautiful woman's romance with a handsome, wealthy man is jeopardized when he sees her in a fake porno film. May open April 3rd. Formerly titled BLUE MOVIE BLUE. Turner Pictures --------------- ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Yet another remake of this classic tale will be produced by the venerable Lord Lew Grade. Discussions are underway with Shirley MacLaine and Shelley Winters to play the aunts. John Cusack and Mark Harmon are under consieration for the lead. This may go to TNT domestically. 20th Century Fox ---------------- ALIEN3 2.35 70mm (SS) May 22 Dir: David Fincher Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dutton, Charles Dance, Brian Glover, Paul McGann, Ralph Brown, Daniel Webb, Lance Henriksen Producers: David Giler, Walter Hill, Gordon Carroll Screenplay: John Fasano, Larry Ferguson D.P.: Alex Thomson Start Date: 1/14/91, London Negative Cost: $57+ million Third time's the charm? Ripley arrives on an orbiting prison space station only to again be faced with battling the Alien while hindered by the lack of technology in this new place. Fincher is a first-time feature director, having conquered the music video world already, particularly for Madonna. Visual Effects are provided by Boss Films. Supervisor Richard Edlund says the EFX will be vastly more sophisticated and numerous than in the previous two films. The title alien will be more mobile than in the past and there will be some "digital scene creation", such as Edlund used in GHOST's end sequence. Production design by multiple Oscar winner Norman Reynolds. The film will go through four weeks of reshoots in LA commencing December 9th. It's apparently a mess! Fox' exec. VP Tom Sherak says "there's no better way to launch Summer 1992 that with this latest chapter in the series, which is a stunning continuation of the story both creatively and technologically". Film has been twice delayed, from November/December 1991, to January/February 1992, to Memorial Day Weekend. February/March BACK IN THE USSR February 7 Rating: "R", for some language and violence, and for a scene of sensuality. Dir: Deran Serafian Cast: Frank Whaley, Natalya Negoda, Roman Polanski Producers: Lindsey Smith, Ilmar Taska Screenplay: Lindsey Smith Start Date: 10/1/90, Moscow This romantic thriller was shot in and around Moscow. It depicts an American student caught up in art theft and murder. as he is framed for murder when a priceless icon is stolen. Whaley was last seen in CAREER OPPORTUNITIES and THE DOORS. Negoda starred in LITTLE VERA. Formerly titled ICONS. From Largo Entertainment. May only receive limited theatrical exposure and/or go straight to video. BEFORE I WAKE (Pentamerica) March Dir: Michael Lessac Cast: Kathleen Turner, Tommy Lee Jones, Esther Rolle, Park Overall, Asha Menina Producers: Dale Pollock, Lianne Halfon, Wolfgang Glattes Screenplay: Michael Lessac 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. BLACK CAT BONE: THE RETURN OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN TBA Dir: John Hughes Cast: TBA Producer: John Hughes Screenplay: John Hughes Start Date: 3/16/92 Hughes has written a script that brings the Huck Finn character into modern times. THE CROWDED ROOM Fall Dir: James Cameron Cast: John Cusack Producers: James Cameron, Larry Kassanoff Screenplay: Todd Graff, from Daniel Keyes' novel "The Minds of Billy Milligan" Start Date: 4/92 Cameron's new non-EFX film (before the EFX-laden SPIDERMAN) concerns a man with multiple personalities. Cameron plans to use different actors to play the other personalities! Graff wrote the script for USED PEOPLE and was a featured actor in Cameron's THE ABYSS. From Lightstorm Entertainment. FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST (SR) April 17 Dir: Bill Kroyer Voices: Tim Curry, Samantha Mathis, Christian Slater, Jonathan Ward, Robin Williams, Grace Zabriskie, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong Exec. Producers: Robert W. Cort, Ted Field Producers: Peter Faiman, Wayne Young Screenplay: Jim Cox, based on original children's stories by Australian author Diana Young Composer: Alan Silvestri Start Date: 6/4/90, Los Angeles Animated musical feature with an ecological theme uses mythical characters to deal with the threat to the world's rain forests. Delayed from 11/22/91. There would have been an unprecedented THREE major animated films opening the same day! Principal animation was completed by the 120+ animators in early October 1991. The animation has been called "visually stunning". There are 35+ merchandising tie-ins, including Pizza Hut, Target Stores, USPS and Green Giant. This is Fox' first animated feature since 1983. Johnny Clegg, Sheena Easton, Elton John, Raffi, Tone Loc and Robin Williams will perform original songs written for the animated musical fantasy. Songwriters include Jimmy Webb, Thomas Dolby, Raffi, Jimmy Buffett, Elton John, Bruce Roberts and Alan Silvestri. The complete list of songs to be featured in the film follows: "Life is a Magic Thing," written by Thomas Dolby and performed by Johnny Clegg; "A Dream Worth Keeping," written by Jimmy Webb and Alan Silvestri and performed by Sheena Easton; "Some Other World," written by Bruce Roberts and Elton John and performed by Elton John; "It's Raining Like Magic," written and performed by Raffi; "If I'm Goanna Eat Somebody (It Might As Well Be You)," written by Jimmy Buffet and Mike Utley and performed by Tone Loc, and "Batty Rap," an original character piece written by Dolby and performed by Robin Williams as the voice of brain- fried bat Batty Koda. A cover version of the classic song "Land of a Thousand Dances," re-interpreted by producer Teddy Riley (who has four songs featured on Michael Jackson's "Dangerous" album) and performed by Guy, and "Toxic Love," written by Dolby and performed by Tim Curry, as the evil villain Hexxus. FOLKS May Dir: Ted Kotcheff Cast: Tom Selleck, Don Ameche, Anne Jackson, Christine Ebersole Producers: Victor Drai, Malcolm Harding Screenplay: Robert Klane A Chicago commodities broker (Selleck) hasn't seen his parents in years. They had retired to Florida and he has little contact with them. Everything changes with a late-night call from a Florida hospital. He is suddenly wanted by the FBI, his assets are frozen, his senile parents move in and his wife leaves him. His parents come up with a crazy idea to solve the situation. A black comedy from the producers of WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S. FORTRESS TBA 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 THE GOOD SON 1993 Dir: TBA Cast: Macauley Culkin Producer: Larry Mark Screenplay: Ian McEwan Start Date: late 1992, New England Production has been delayed a year as Macauley Culkin has been signed to play the "bad seed" and he's 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 Culkin instead and delayed the picture. Lehmann will not direct. Mary Steenburgen's participation is up in the air, too. Culkin will get somewhere in the neighborhood of $1.5-$2 million. GRAND CANYON 2.35 (SR) January 10 (limited) Rating: "R" for language January 17 (wide) Dir: Lawrence Kasdan Cast: Danny Glover, Kevin Kline, Steve Martin, Mary McDonnell, Mary Louise Parker, Alfre Woodard Producers: Charles Okun, Michael Grillo, Lawrence Kasdan Screenplay: Lawrence Kasdan, Meg Kasdan Composer: James Newton Howard D.P.: Owen Roizman Start Date: 3/11/91, Los Angeles A very personal serio-comic look at the ups and downs of L.A. life in the Ninties, ala' THE BIG CHILL. Opened in exclusive New York and Los Angeles engagements on Christmas Day to qualify for the Oscars and goes wider on January 10th. Film runs 134 minutes. HOFFA December Dir: Danny DeVito Cast: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito Producer: Edward R. Pressman, Caldecott Chubb Screenplay: David Mamet Start Date: 1/92, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Washington DC Negative Cost: $35 million The long in the works biopic about Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa. Both DeVito and Nicholson have had to compromise on their fees to get the greenlight on the production, even after talking the project with Disney, Warner Brothers, TriStar and Universal. Everyone loved the script, but not the pricetag. HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK November 20 Dir: Chris Columbus Cast: Macauley Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O'Hara, Brenda Fricker, Tim Curry, Eddie Bracken, Rob Schneider Producer: John Hughes Screenplay: John Hughes D.P.: Julio Macat Start Date: 12/9/91, New York, Chicago Will lightning strike twice? The first film has passed the $500 million worldwide boxoffice gross watermark. Culkin is reportedly getting $7 million for this one. HOUSE OF CARDS May JACK THE BEAR September Dir: Marshall Herskovitz Cast: Danny DeVito, Gary Sinise, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., Miko Hughes 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 12/91 release. JUMPIN' AT THE BONEYARD TBA Rating: "R" for language Cast: Tim Roth, Alexis Arquette THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS 70mm July 3 Dir: Michael Mann Cast: Daniel Day Lewis, Madeline Stowe, Jodhi May, Eric Schweig, Russell Means, Steven Waddington, Wes Studi, Maurice Roeves Producers: Michael Mann, Hunt Lowry Screenplay: Michael Mann, Christopther Crowe, based on James Fenimore Cooper's novel D.P.: Dante Spinotti Start Date: 6/17/91, Asheville, NC Negative Cost: $37 million The Oscar winner toplines in another version of this classic tale from the man who gave us MIAMI VICE. Set against the backdrop of the French-Indian wars, Lewis plays a frontiersman who was raised by Mohican Indians. He falls in love with the daughter of a British colonel (Stowe). Lewis has apparently put on a lot of muscle for this role. Morgan Creek International holds foreign distribution rights. LOVE POTION #9 February 14 Dir: Dale Launer Cast: Tate Donovan, Sandra Bullock, Dale Midkiff, Mary Mara Producer: Tom Hammel Screenplay: Dale Launer D.P.: William Wages Start Date: 10/7/90, Atlanta Romantic comedy about two shy scientists who create a love potion that stirs the desire of every member of the opposite sex they meet. Launer makes his directorial debut. He wrote RUTHLESS PEOPLE. MAN TROUBLE April Dir: Bob Rafelson Cast: Jack Nicholson, Ellen Barkin, Beverly D'Angelo Producers: Bruce Gilbert, Carole Eastman Screenplay: Carole Eastman Barkin is a singer who is house-sitting for her sister (D'Angelo). She discovers that the security gate is broken and feels threatened. Nicholson enters as a con man posing as an attack dog trainer. Romantic fireworks ensue. MY COUSIN VINNY March 13 Rating: "R" for language Dir: Jonathan Lynn Cast: Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Mitchell Whitfield, Marisa Tomei, Fred Gwynne, Lane Smith, Bruce McGill, Austin Pendleton Producer: Dale Launer Screenplay: Dale Launer D.P.: Peter Deming Start Date: 2/11/91, Georgia Comedy with Pesci as a lawyer who uses his East Coast swagger to defend two cousins framed for murder. Lynn directed NUNS ON THE RUN. Launer wrote LOVE POTION #9 and RUTHLESS PEOPLE. NAKED LUNCH January 10 (wide) Rating: "R" for heavy drug content, bizarre eroticism, and language Dir: David Cronenberg Cast: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Julian Sands, Roy Scheider, Monique Mercure, Michael Zelniker, Nicholas Campbell, Joseph Scorsiani Producer: Jeremy Thomas Screenplay: David Cronenberg, based on William Burroughs' novel Composer: Howard Shore D.P.: Peter Suschitzky Start Date: 1/21/91, Toronto Surreal, nightmarish adventure based on Burroughs' literary classic. A writer who fears his talent finds liberation when mysterious entities send him to Interzone....a fictitious place overrun by witches, junkies, spies and shape-shifting monsters. Word is really good. Moved up to Christmas '91 exclusive engagements in New York and LA for Oscar qualification. Won Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress (Judy Davis) Awards from the New York Film Critics' Circle. "Exterminate all rational thought". NIGHT AND THE CITY November Dir: Irwin Winkler Cast: Robert DeNiro, Jessica Lange, Alan King, Cliff Gorman, Jack Warden, Eli Wallach Exec Producer: Martin Scorsese Producers: Jane Rosenthal, Irwin Winkler Screenplay: Richard Price, based on Jules Dassin's 1950 20th-Fox film, written in turn by Jo Eisinger from Gerald Kersh's story D.P.: Tak Fujimoto Start Date: 11/4/91, New York Negative Cost: $20 million Remake of the 1950 Jules Dassin classic about a New York hustler trying to make his way as a boxing promoter. DeNiro replaces Tom Hanks in the lead role. DeNiro and Lange reteamed after CAPE FEAR. A Martin Scorsese presentation. From Tribeca Productions. Hey, that's two remakes for DeNiro in one year's time! ONCE UPON A FOREST August Dir: Dave Michener Voices: Michael Crawford, Glenn Close, Andrae Crouch, Ben Vereen Producers: David Kirschner, Charles Grosvenor Screenplay: Mark Young, Kelly Ward Formerly called THE ENDANGERED, 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. Music is by James Horner. PRELUDE TO A KISS July Dir: Norman Rene Cast: Alec Baldwin, Meg Ryan, Patty Duke, Ned Beatty, Kathy Bates, Stanley Tucci, Sydney Walker Producer: Michael Gruskoff Screenplay: Craig Lucas, from his play D.P.: Stefan Czapsky Start Date: 4/8/91, Los Angeles The hit Broadway play about a newlywed who finds that his wife's soul has entered the body of an elderly man comes to the big (or small) screen. THE PRETENDER 1993 Dir: George Gallo Jr. Cast: Anthony LaPaglia Producer: David Permut Screenplay: George Gallo Jr. Start Date: 3/92 RAPID FIRE August Dir: Dwight Little Cast: Brandon Lee, Powers Boothe, Nick Mancuso Producers: Robert Lawrence, Jerry Olsen Screenplay: Alan B. McElroy D.P.: Ric Waite Start Date: 5/28/91, Los Angeles, Chicago Bruce Lee's son stars in this thriller. An art student helps a Chicago cop break up the city's heroin biz. Another martial-arts flick. RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT 1993 Dir: Chris Columbus Producer: Stan Buchtal An action-adventure. RISING SUN late 1992 /early 1993 Dir: Philip Kaufman Cast: Sean Connery Screenplay: Philip Kaufman, based on Michael Crichton's novel Start Date: 4/92, Los Angeles Crichton's new 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). RUBY CAIRO TBA 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 plane crash. Romantic thriller was shot in LA, Cairo, Athens, Berlin and Veracruz. From Kadokawa Pictures. Clifford directed FRANCES. Dillion wrote THE RIVER, Thomas wrote LADYHAWKE. SHINING THROUGH 2.35 70mm (SS) (SR) January 31 Rating: "R" for a scene of sensuality Dir: David Seltzer Cast: Michael Douglas, Melanie Griffith, Liam Neeson, Joely Richardson, Sir John Gielgud Producers: Howard Rosenman, Carol Baum Screenplay: David Seltzer, based on Susan Isaacs' novel D.P.: Jan De Bont Start Date: 10/1/90, Berlin, England A World War II romantic thriller involves a secretary working in the New York office of the OSS who goes on a spy mission to Berlin. She is half-Jewish and she infiltrates German security by posing as a housekeeper for Nazi officer Liam Neeson. Douglas is her occasional lover and permanent boss, who was paid *only* $6 million for this one. Seltzer directed PUNCHLINE. The word is good. Delayed from 11/8/91 release. STORYVILLE TBA Dir: Mark Frost Cast: James Spader, Jason Robards, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer Producers: David Roe, Edward R. Pressman Screenplay: Mark Frost Start Date: 4/29/91, New Orleans TWIN PEAKS co-creator Mark Frost makes his directorial debut with this tale of a young attorney with congressional ambitions who helps uncover the sins of his powerful Louisiana family's dynasty. World premiere is at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival. THIS IS MY LIFE February Rating: "R" for one scene of sensuality Dir: Nora Ephron Cast: Julie Kavner, Samantha Mathis, Dan Aykroyd, Carrie Fisher Producer: Lynda Obst Screenplay: Nora Ephron, Delia Ephron, based on Meg Wolitzer's novel D.P.: Robert M. Stevens Start Date: 3/18/91, Toronto Kavner gets her first starring role and Ephron makes her directorial debut in this story of a young girl growing up in the shadow of a famous mother. Kavner is a working mother whose dream of making it as a standup comic come true with the help of her agents (Aykroyd and Fisher) Ephron last wrote THE SUPER and WHEN HARRY MET SALLY... Kavner was recently visible in AWAKENINGS and ALICE...and of course as the voice of Marge Simpson in THE SIMPSONS. Film had world premiere at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival on January 16th in Salt Lake City. Excellent advanced word. TOYS December Dir: Barry Levinson Cast: Robin Williams Producer: Mark Johnson Screenplay: Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson Start Date: 2/10/92, Los Angeles The director and star of GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM are reunited. UNLAWFUL ENTRY (Largo Entertainment) October Dir: Jonathan Kaplan Cast: Ray Liotta, Kurt Russell, Madeline Stowe Producer: Charles Gordon Screenplay: Lewis Colick D.P.: Jamie Anderson Start Date: 10/25/91, Los Angeles Russell is a husband whose world goes awry after his house is burglarized. USED PEOPLE (Largo Entertainment) Fall Dir: Beeban Kidron Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Tandy, Kathy Bates, Marcello Mastroianni, Marcia Gay Harden, Sylvia Sidney Screenplay: Todd Graff Start Date: 9/11/91, New York, Toronto 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 featured in THE ABYSS. WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP March Dir: Ron Shelton Cast: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Rosie Perez, Tyra Ferrell, Kadeem Hardison, Marques Johnson, Nigel Miguel, Freeman Williams, Cylk Cozart Producers: David Lester, Don Miller Screenplay: Ron Shelton D.P.: Russell Boyd Start Date: 5/20/91, Los Angeles Cast: Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, Ernest Harden Jr. Mr. Shelton continues with his sports fancy with a basketball comedy/drama. Snipes hits big twice in NEW JACK CITY and JUNGLE FEVER. Harrelson is Woody on CHEERS. 21st Century Releasing ---------------------- SILENT VICTIM January 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. Universal --------- AMERICAN ME March 13 Rating: "R" for strong violence and sensuality and for language and drug content Dir: Edward James Olmos Cast: Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Evelina Fernandez, Danny Haro, Cary Hiroyuka Tagawa, Pepe Serna, Danny De La Paz, Daniel Villareal, Domingo Ambriz Producers: Edward James Olmos, Sean Daniel, Robert M. Young, Irwin Young Screenplay: Floyd Mutrux, Edward James Olmos D.P.: Ray Villalobos Start Date: 6/3/91, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $16 million Olmos wears all the hats in this period piece about the Mexican Mafia. He is a powerful crime boss who winds up in jail yet continues to control his East L.A. empire from behind bars. He also organizes the inmates along racial and ethnic lines to control illicit inmate activites. ARMY OF DARKNESS August Dir: Sam Raimi Cast: Bruce Campbell, Marcus Gilbert Producer: Robert Tapert Screenplay: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi Start Date: 5/20/91, Southern California Sam Raimi's next shockfest features effects by KNB Effects Group, Alterian Studios and those nice folks at Introvision. His last feature was DARKMAN. AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD 1.85 (SR) January Rating: "R" for language and sensuality Dir: Hector Babenco Cast: Tom Berenger, John Lithgow, Daryl Hannah, Aidan Quinn, Tom Waits, Kathy Bates, Niilp Kivirinta, Stenio Garcia, Nelson Xavier, Jose Dumont Producer: Saul Zaentz Screenplay: Hector Babenco, Jean-Claude Carriere, based on Peter Mathiessen's 1965 novel Composer: Zbignew Preisner D.P.: Lauro Escorel Negative Cost: $36 million Independently produced ecological drama was filmed deep in the Brazilian jungles. Two American mercenary pilots are stranded in the South American jungle and accept a job to bomb a tribe of Indians off their land. A prestige pickup release for a prestigious film. Film runs a gargantuan 185 minutes. Babenco directed KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN. Zaentz produced AMADEUS. Opened in limited release on 12/6/91. THE BABE April 17 Dir: Arthur Hiller Cast: John Goodman, Kelly McGillis, Trini Alvarado, Bruce Boxleitner, James Cromwell, Joseph Ragno, Ralph Marrero, Brett Hadley Producer: John Fusco Screenplay: John Fusco Start Date: 5/13/91, Chicago Goodman stars as Babe Ruth in yet another in the wave of baseball-themed films. McGillis is his second wife and Boxleitner is Jumpin' Joe Dugan, his teammate and friend. BEETHOVEN April 10 Rating: "PG" Dir: Steve Rash Cast: Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones Exec Producer: Ivan Reitman Producers: Joe Medjecuk, Michael C. Gross Screenplay: Edmond Dantes, Amy Holden Jones D.P.: Victor J. Kemper Start Date: 5/1/91, Los Angeles Comedy about a St. Bernard named after the great composer. Rash directed THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. Will possibly be a Christmas release, likely not until 1992. A BRONX TALE TBA Dir: Robert DeNiro Cast: Chazz Palminteri, Robert DeNiro Producers: Robert DeNiro, Jane Rosenthal Screenplay: Chazz Palminteri, based on his play Start Date: 10/91 DeNiro makes his directorial debut in this slice-of-life. From Tribeca Productions. THE BRUCE LEE STORY TBA Dir: Rob Cohen Cast: Jason Scott Lee Producer: Raffaella DeLaurentiis Screenplay: Rob Cohen Start Date: Spring '92 Producer Cohen makes his directorial debut on this biopic focusing on the relationship between the martial arts cinema superstar and his Anglo spouse. Star Lee is no relation. CATS 1993 Exec. Producer: Steven Spielberg An animated version of the mega-hit stage musical from Amblimation. CHARLIE CHAN Dir: David Mamet Cast: TBA Exec Producers: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard Producers: 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 is underway. Mamet most recently wrote and directed HOMICIDE. THE CONCIERGE TBA Dir: Barry Sonnenfeld Cast: Michael J. Fox Producer: Brian Grazer Screenplay: Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal Start Date: 3/92, 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. COP AND A HALF TBA Dir: Henry Winkler Cast: Burt Reynolds Exec. Producer: Brian Grazer Producer: Paul Maslansky Screenplay: Arne Olsen Start Date: 3/92 A story of a hard-as-nail policeman and a precocious boy. 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." 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. THE 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 nuclear missile silo and threaten to start World War III. Ordinary Americans save the day. DEATH BECOMES HER Summer Dir: Robert Zemeckis Cast: Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Bruce Willis, Isabella Rossellini Producers: Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey Screenplay: David Koepp, Martin Donovan D.P.: Dean Cundey Start Date: 12/2/91, Los Angeles Streep is a vain actress Hawn writes beauty books. Willis is Streep's plastic surgeon husband. Hawn is his mistress. Both women swallow a potion they think will grant them eternal youth. However their bodies die while their spirits still inhabit them. Sounds weird, but what to expect from the writer/producers of APARTMENT ZERO? Chock-full of special visual effects. The principals are reportedly taking lower fees than usual in exchange for gross profit participation. Kevin Kline was originally set to have the male lead, but Universal balked at his $3 million fee. Tracey Ullman was in the cast, but has bowed out. FAR AND AWAY 2.21 70mm June 5 Dir: Ron Howard Cast: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Prosky, Barbara Babcock, Colm Meaney, Cyril Cusack, Niall Tobin Producers: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard Screenplay: Bob Dolman D.P.: (65mm) Mikael Salomon Start Date: 5/28/91, Billings MT, Boston, Ireland The first American feature to be shot in 65mm since what seems like forever is a sweeping romantic adventure of about an Irish tenant farmer who becomes the unwilling traveling companion to the daughter of his wealthy landlord. They are caught up in the Oklahoma land rush after emigrating to the U.S. The film was expected to be released in Cinema Digital Sound, before that system's "hiatus". Audio Post-production will be handled by Skywalker Sound, as was Howard's last feature BACKDRAFT. Film has also been known has THE IRISH STORY, AN IRISH STORY and "Untitled". Shot in Panavision's System-65. Yowza! THE FLINTSTONES 70mm Christmas 1993 Dir: Richard Donner Cast: John Goodman Exec. Producer: Steven Spielberg Start Date: 4/93 The start date for this live-action feature based on the legendary cartoon series has been pushed back a year, since director Donner will be in post-production on LETHAL WEAPON 3 at the time that Fred Flintstone Goodman will be on hiatus from ROSEANNE in 1992. From Amblin'. FRIED GREEN TOMATOES January 10 (limited adds) Rating: "PG-13" January 24 (wide) Dir: Jon Avnet Cast: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary Louise Parker, Cicely Tyson, Stan Shaw Producers: Jon Avnet, Jordan Kerner Screenplay: Fannie Flagg, Jon Avnet, based on Flagg's Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" Composer: Thomas Newman Start Date: 6/10/91, Juliette GA Tandy plays octogenarian Ninny Threadgoode who lives in a nursing home down South. Bates is the overweight Evelyn Couch, whose husband ignores her at 40. They become friends and Ninny relates colorful tales of her life in Whistle Stop, Alabama, and the ladies do some female bonding and swap recipes for fried green tomatoes and cornbread. Masterson plays the young Ninny Threadgoode. Opened in New York and Los Angeles on 12/27/91. 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. HOUSESITTER Summer Dir: Frank Oz Cast: Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, Dana Delany, Julie Harris, Donald Moffat, Peter MacNicol, Richard Shull, Laurel Cronin, Roy Cooper, Christopher Durang Producer: Brian Grazer Screenplay: Mark Stein D.P.: John A. Alonzo Start Date: 8/5/91, Boston Hawn is a con-artist who, after a one-night stand with architect Martin, moves into his empty country house and passes herself off as his wife. Hawn replaced Meg Ryan about a month before shooting began. This romantic comedy was formerly titled YOURS TRULY. Delany plays the other woman in Martin's life. From Imagine Entertainment. JURASSIC PARK 70mm Summer 1993 Dir: Steven Spielberg Cast: TBA Producers: Kathleen Kennedy, Gerald R. Molen Screenplay: Michael Crichton, based on his novel Start Date: September 1992 Negative Cost: $50+ 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. Visual Effects from ILM. HUGE outlook. From Amblin'. KUFFS January 10 Rating: "PG-13" Cast: Christian Slater, Tony Goldwyn, Milla Jovovich, Bruce Boxleitner Producer: Raynold Gideon Screenplay: Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon D.P.: Thomas Del Ruth A negative pickup that involves Slater as an immature, irreverent younger brother to a "contract" policeman in San Francisco who is murdered. Kuffs moves to SF, takes over his brother's business and must grow up quickly, as well as face danger from the murderers, who now want his hide. The Dallas Motion Picture Classification Board has sued to get the MPAA to change this films rating ro an "R". They feel that it is too violent for children under 16 to see without their parents. LEAVING NORMAL Spring Dir: Edward Zwick Cast: Christine Lahti, Meg Tilly, Patrika Darbo, Lenny Von Dohlen, Maury Chaykin, Brett Cullen Exec. Producer: Sydney Pollack Producer: Lindsay Doran Screenplay: Edward J. Solomon D.P.: Ralf Detler Bode Start Date: 4/10/91, Vancouver Normal, Wyoming is where they're leaving. A second failed marriage and she meets an outspoken cocktail waitress. They run off for Alaska together. Zwick last directed GLORY. Solomon wrote BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE. THE LOOTERS August Dir: Walter Hill Cast: Ice T, Ice Cube, Bill Paxton, William Sadler, Art Evans Exec. Produer: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale Producer: Neil Canton Screenplay: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale D.P.: Lloyd Ahern Start Date: 11/4/91, Memphis Two Chicago firefighters turned looters, one good, one evil, must go to a dangerous place in order to recover buried treasure. Lotsa Ice here. Paxton is best remembered from ALIENS. Sadler from DIE HARD 2 and BILL AND TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY. LORENZO'S OIL Fall 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. This is Aussie director Miller's first film since THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK. May open at Christmas. MAD DOG AND GLORY Spring 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 is scheduled for 10 weeks. MOT TBA Dir: John Badham Cast: John Goodman Goodman is a dyslexic janitor named Tom based in San Francisco this film that rolls once ROSEANNE goes on hiatus. MR. BASEBALL Fall Dir: Fred Schepisi Cast: Tom Selleck, Ken Takakura, Dennis Haysbert, Aya Takanashi, Markus Flanagan, Chuck Fick, Scott Plank Producers: Doug Claybourne, Fred Schepisi Screenplay: Ed Solomon, Monte Merrick, Gary Ross Start Date: 9/10/91, Nagoya & Tokyo Japan, Los Angeles, New York Negative Cost: $40 million This long delayed film about an American baseball player in Japan has finally wrapped production after many rewrites. It had been experiencing terrible weather conditions in Japan during production, which delayed filming. Even so, it finished on time. There have been rumblings that some of the film's content has been altered since the Japanese takeover of parent company MCA. It was originally titled TOKYO DIAMOND. ON THE AIR TBA Cast: Michael J. Fox, John Candy OTHER WOMAN 1993 Dir: TBA Cast: Meryl Streep Screenplay: Carrie Fisher, Meryl Streep THE PUBLIC EYE Spring/Fall Dir: Howard Franklin Cast: Joe Pesci, Barbara Hershey, Jared Harris, Stanley Tucci Producer: Sue Baden-Powell Screenplay: Howard Franklin In 1942 New York, a tabloid photographer gets caught up in a black-market gas rationing coupon scandal. Hershey is a nightclub owner who becomes romantically involved with him. PURE HEART TBA Dir: Wesley Strick Exec Producer: Martin Scorsese Producer: Alan Greisman Screenplay: Wesley Strick RAISING CAIN Summer/Fall Dir: Brian DePalma Cast: John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Steven Bauer, Frances Sternhagen, Mel Harris, Gregg Henry, Gabrielle Carteris, Teri Austin, Tom Bower Producer: Gale Anne Hurd Screenplay: Brian DePalma D.P.: Stephen H. Burum Start Date: 10/24/91, Northern California Davidovich, who was so effective as BLAZE, gets to play Lithgow's wife in this one, a contemporary psychological thriller. Lithgow is a child psychologist who kidnaps his own daughter and schemes to frame his wife's ex-lover for the crime. DePalma's wife Hurd produces the film. Formerly titled FATHER'S DAY. SCENT OF A WOMAN Fall Dir: Martin Brest Cast: Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell 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 was replaced by Donald Thorin. May open at Christmas. SNEAKERS Fall Dir: Phil Alden Robinson Cast: Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Mary McDonnell, River Phoenix, Ben Kingsley, Dan Aykroyd, David Strathairn Producers: Walter F. Parkes, Lawrence Lasker Screenplay: Phil Alden Robinson D.P.: John Lindley Start Date: 10/21/91, San Francisco, Los Angeles A caper film about a fugitive student radical from the Sixties, now running a legitimate security business, whose past catches up with him when he is blackmailed by the government into using this team of experts for a covert operation. "Sneakers" refers to people who are hired to break into places to test their security. Poitier plays a former renegade CIA agent who is now a member of the sneakers team. Robinson scored big with FIELD OF DREAMS. McDonnell was Oscar-nominated in DANCES WITH WOLVES. Phoenix last scored in MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO. Redford bombed (boxoffice-wise, that is) in HAVANA. Lasker and Parkes wrote WAR GAMES. STOP OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT February 21 Dir: Roger Spottiswoode Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Estelle Getty, JoBeth Williams Producers: Ivan Reitman, Michael C. Gross, Joe Medjuck Screenplay: Blake Snyder, Will Davies, Will Osborne, Daniel Petrie Jr. D.P.: Frank Tidy Start Date: 5/14/91, Los Angeles Sly stays in the comic mood in this comedy-thriller about a feisty New Jersey mother who shows up at her LA cop son's messy home one day. She witnesses a murder and the two of them team up to hunt down the killer. Spottiswoode last directed the lamentable AIR AMERICA. STREETRACER TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producer: Anthony Yerkovich Screenplay: Anthony Yerkovich, Kem Nunn Start Date: 1/92, Los Angeles From Imagine Entertainment. TAGGET TBA Rating: "PG-13" VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED TBA Dir: Robert Harmon Cast: TBA Producer: Michael Preger Screenplay: David Himmelstein Start Date: 9/91, North Dakota Good 'ol Robert Harmon remakes the creepy English film of the early Sixties about a village where the children acquire strange powers (and really bright eyes). Harmon directed THE HITCHER. WELCOME TO BUZZSAW TBA Dir: Francis Veber Cast: Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones, Heidi Kling, Marian Mercer, Courtney Peldon Producers: Ted Field, Robert Cort, Michael Hertzberg Screenplay: Joshua & Daniel Goldin D.P.: Donald Thorin Start Date: 1/1/91, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles A black comedy concerning an investment banker who runs into trouble in a desolate logging town. His wallet has been stolen and it contains a phone number worth some $60 million! Broderick and Jones are reunited again after their 1987 smash FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF. Veber directed THREE FUGITIVES. 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 Another Amblimation animated film produced in LA. Weird cast, huh? Warner Brothers --------------- THE ARROWTOOTH WALTZ 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 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. May be called OUT OF THIS WORLD. BATMAN RETURNS 1.85 70mm (SRD) (SS) June 19 Dir: Tim Burton Cast: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Michael Murphy, Vincent Schiavelli, Michael Gough, Christi Conaway, Pat Hingle, Paul Reubens, Jan Hooks, Steve Witting, Andrew Bryniarski Exec. Producers: Jon Peters, Peter Guber, Benjamin Melniker, Michael Uslan Producers: Tim Burton, Denise DiNovi Screenplay: Dan Waters, based on the DC comics Composer: Danny Elfman D.P.: Stefan Czapsky Start Date: 9/3/91, Los Angeles Here we go again! $90 - $100 million budget? Murphy is the mayor of Gotham. Film is shooting on nine stages at Warner Brothers in Burbank. Reubens is the Penguin's father. The Boy Wonder has been written out of the script. Some shooting is being done on the Warner Brothers back lot on the New York set designed for ANNIE...also used in MOBSTERS and THE BUTCHER'S WIFE. Will be one of the first films to be released in the new Dolby SR-D Digital Sound format. BLADE RUNNER 2.35 70mm Fall Rating: "R" For violence. Dir: Ridley Scott Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Joanna Cassidy, Daryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos Warner Brothers very successfully tested a 35mm reduction print of the 70mm workprint that was previewed before the original 1982 theatrical release of BLADE RUNNER. Lack of narration, lack of upbeat ending and different cuts make for superior film than the originally released product. Scott will complete that version for theatrical exposure in 1992, then home video. WB is apparently treating this as a new film for the reissue, which may be a mistake. Film has been postponed from 2/14/92 to a date TBA. May be as late as the Fall. THE BODYGUARD Fall Dir: Mick Jackson Cast: Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Bill Cobbs, Gary Kemp, Michelle Richards Producers: Kevin Costner, Jim Wilson, Lawrence Kasdan Screenplay: Lawrence Kasdan D.P.: Andrew Dunn Start Date: 11/25/91, Los Angeles, N. California, Florida Production starts in November on this new production from Costner's Tig Prods. Ms. Houston makes her big-screen debut as the mega-star who needs guarding. A grip truck driver was killed on the set in early January. BORN TO RIDE TBA Dir: Graham Baker Cast: John Stamos, John Stockwell, Teri Polo, Kris Kamm, Keith Cooke, Thom Mathews Producers: Fred Weintraub, Sandra Weintraub Screenplay: Michael Pardridge, Janice Hickey Start Date: 3/13/90, Yugoslavia Has disappeared from the WB release slate. CHICO TBA Dir: Chris Menges Cast: TBA Producer: David Puttnam Screenplay: William Nicholson Start Date: 4/92, Costa Rica Menges directed A WORLD APART. A CLASS ACT April Dir: Randy Miller Cast: Kid 'n Play, Meschach Taylor, Alysia Rogers, Rick Ducommun Exec Producers: Joe Wizan, Berry Gordy Producers: Todd Black, Suzanne de Passe, Maynell Thomas Screenplay: Richard Brenne, John Semper, Cynthia Friedlob, Michael Swerdlick, Wayne Rice Musical comedy with the guys who scored in two HOUSE PARTY films. An egghead and a juve delinquent's identities are confused when they register to enter a new high school. An update to THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER. DENNIS THE MENACE Summer 1993 Exec. Producer: Steven Spielberg Producer: John Hughes Dennis comes to the big screen in a live-action version of the venerable Hank Ketchum comic strip. DICK AND MARGE SAVE THE WORLD July Rating: "PG" Dir: Greg Beeman Cast: Teri Garr, Jon Lovitz, Jeffrey Jones, Thalmus Rasulala, Dwler Brown, Kathy Ireland, Eric Idle, Wallace Shawn, Tony Cox, Debbie Lee Carrington Producer: Michael Phillips Screenplay: Ed Solomon D.P.: Jacques Haitkin Start Date: 8/22/90, Southern California An outrageous comedy about the surprising interplanetary adventures of Marge and Dick Nelson, an ordinary middle-aged couple who are abducted and taken to a tiny world ruled by the most vain and insecure character in the universe, Tod Spengo, who falls for mom. Dick saves the world. Formerly titled MOM AND DAD SAVE THE WORLD. DREADNOUGHT Fall Dir: Andrew Davis Cast: Steven Seagal Producers: Arnon Milchan, Steve Reuther, Steven Seagal Screenplay: J.F. Lawton Start Date: 2/92, Mobile AL. FALLING DOWN TBA Dir: Joel Schumacher Cast: TBA Producers: Arnold Kopelson, Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod Screenplay: Ebbe Roe Smith Start Date: 3/15/92 FINAL ANALYSIS February 7 Rating: "R" for a scene of strong sensuality, and for language and violence Dir: Cast: Richard Gere, Kim Basinger Producers: Paul Witt, Tony Thomas, John Solomon Screenplay: Wesley Strick Erotic thriller with a New York-based psychiatrist (Gere) who gets involved with a patient's sister. FREEJACK January 17 Rating: "R" for language and violence Dir: Geoff Murphy Cast: Emilio Estevez, Anthony Hopkins, Mick Jagger, Rene Russo, David Johansen, Jonathan Banks, Amanda Plummer, Vincent Schiavelli, John Shea Producers: Stuart Oken, Ronald Shusett Screenplay: Ronald Shusett, Steve Pressfield, Dan Gilroy D.P.: Amir Mokri Start Date: 1/28/91, Atlanta, New York Negative Cost: $30 million A science fiction adventure. Jagger plays a 21st Century bounty hunter who plucks Estevez from his 20th Century race car just before he dies and whisks him into the year 2020. Immortality is a prime subject here. Murphy directed YOUNG GUNS II. Shusett last wrote TOTAL RECALL. Visual Effects are from Dream Quest Images, with recent Oscar winner Alex Funke (TOTAL RECALL) supervising. Images include a "spiritual switchboard" where in the year 2009 the superrich can store their souls in search of new and better bodies. From Morgan Creek. Postponed from November, 1991. Estevez was been involved in some reshoots in October. Soundtrack features The Scorpions, Jane Child, Jesus Jones, Jesus & Mary Chain, Little Feat, Ministry and 2 Die 4. HOOVER 1993 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. HURRICANE SMITH TBA Rating: "R" For action violence, sensuality and language. Dir: Colin Budds Cast: Carl Weathers, Cassandra Delaney, Tony Bonner, Jurgen Prochnow Producers: Stanley O'Toole, Kevin Dobson, Sara Altschul Screenplay: Peter Kinloch Action comedy about a rough-and-tumble guy searching for his missing sister. Formerly titled DEAD ON DELIVERY. INNOCENT BLOOD Summer Dir: John Landis Cast: Anne Parillaud, Anthony LaPaglia, Robert Loggia Producer: Lee Rich, Leslie Belzberg Screenplay: Michael Wolk D.P.: Mac Ahlberg Start Date: 1/13/92, Pittsburgh A sexy female vampire with a conscience who does not feed on innocent people. One of her most ruthless victims, a mob boss, survives her attack and is transformed into an even more insidious vampire whom she must destroy with the aid of an undercover cop. "Vampire noir" is how this project has been classified. Parillaud scored big in LA FEMME NIKITA. Landis characterizes the film as "Goodfellas meets Dracula". Roger Corman is also starting a film by the same title. INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS TBA Dir: Abel Ferrara Cast: TBA Producer: Robert Solo Screenplay: Nicholas St. John, Dennis Paoli, Stuart Gordon D.P.: Bojan Bazelli Start Date: 2/3/92, Alabama Tom Burman provides the special effects in this third version of the Pod People. JFK 2.35 (SR) December 20 Rating: "R" for language Dir: Oliver Stone Cast: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek, Kevin Bacon, Sally Kirkland, Michael Rooker, Jay O. Sanders, Numa Bertell, Laurie Metcalf, Gary Grubbs, Brian Doyle Murray, Joe Pesci, Beata Pozniak, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, John Candy, Donald Sutherland, John Larroquette, Jim Garrison Producers: A. Kitman Ho, Oliver Stone Screenplay: Oliver Stone, Zachary Sklar, based on books "On the Trail of the Assassins" by Jim Garrison, "Crossfire" by Jim Masrs D.P.: Robert Richardson Start Date: 4/15/91, Dallas, New Orleans, Washington DC An outrageous cast in what may be to many an outrageous film concerning the alleged conspiracies in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. A big event film for Warner Brothers. Stone last directed THE DOORS, Costner last starred in ROBIN HOOD: POT. Film runs a whopping 188 minutes. There was no time for 70mm blowups due to the miniscule post-production schedule. THE KANGAROO KID TBA Dir: Dean Semler Cast: TBA Producer: Robyn Burke Start Date: 3/30/92, Australia, Dallas LETHAL WEAPON 3 2.35 70mm (SRD) (SS) May 22 Dir: Richard Donner Cast: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Steve Kahan, Darlene Love, Traci Wolfe, Damon Hines, Ebonie Smith, Stuart Wilson Producers: Richard Donner, Joel Silver Screenplay: Jeffrey Boam D.P. Jan De Bont Start Date: 10/2/91, Los Angeles, Orlando Yet a third in the very popular series. The producers are paying the city of Orlando $50,000 to use the October 24th demolition of Orlando City Hall as a backdrop to film Mel Gibson and Danny Glover running from an exploding building. Russo last seen in FREEJACK. Film may be released in Dolby's SR-D digital sound process. Boam wrote INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE. M. BUTTERFLY 1993 Dir: David Cronenberg Cast: TBA Exec. Producer: David Geffen Screenplay: David Henry Hwang, from his play 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. MALCOLM X 1.85 70mm Christmas Dir: Spike Lee Cast: Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Angela Bassett, Kate Vernon, Al Freeman Jr., Theresa Randle, Delroy Lindo, Albert Hall Producer: Marvin Worth, Spike Lee Screenplay: James Baldwin, Arnold Perl, Spike Lee Start Date: 9/16/91, New York, Mecca, Cairo, Soweto, Boston, Newark D.P.: Ernest Dickerson Composer: Terence Blanchard Negative Cost: $33 million The long-in-development biopic has Spike Lee at the helm after wresting the project away from Norman Jewison. Largo Entertainment distributes overseas. This is the first non-documentary to ever receive permission to shoot in Mecca (2nd Unit). Will shoot in Cairo in mid-January. Nelson Mandela will be photographed in Soweto. Spike Lee and Denzel Washington (among others) are deferring salary in order to come in on budget. Lee wanted to shoot in 65mm, but is shooting in Super 1.85 instead. D.P. Dickerson's directorial bow is JUICE, opening on 1/17/92 from Paramount. Film has gone several million over the original $25 million budget. Look for a three-hour running time, per Mr. Lee. Film is also known as ANY MEANS NECESSARY. THE MAMBO KINGS February 28 (NY/LA) Rating: "R" For sensuality. March 20 (wider) Dir: Arne Glimcher Cast: Armand Assante, Antonio Banderas, Cathy Moriarty, Maruschka Detmers, Desi Arnaz Jr., Celia Cruz, Tito Puente Producers: Arnon Milchan Screenplay: Cynthia Cidre Two brothers, fresh from Havana, arrive in New York in 1953, bringing with them their vibrant, heart-wrenching mambo songs, and dreams of love and fame. By day, they struggle to find work in a strange country; by night, they return to their roots through their music. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Mambo Kings Sing Songs of Love" by Oscar Hijuelos. Linda Ronstadt has recorded two songs in Spanish for the soundtrack. Tito Puente and Celia Cruz also perform on the soundtrack. Glimscher produced GORILLAS IN THE MIST. Delayed from Christmas '91 release. MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN 2.35 70mm February 28 Rating: "PG-13" Dir: John Carpenter Cast: Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, Sam Neill, Michael McKean Producer: Bruce Bodner Screenplay: Robert Collector, Dana Olsen D.P.: William A. Fraker Start Date: 3/7/91, San Francisco, Los Angeles Negative Cost: $40 million A Wall Street Securities analyst becomes invisible and, as such, a CIA target. This film has been five years in gestation. William Goldman was the previous screenwriter. Ivan Reitman and Dick Donner have been involved as director before. Visual Effects for this story are from ILM. Warner Brothers test-screened a rough-cut on October 9th to "sensational" results. Chevy Chase says this project is "head and tails" above anything he's done. MEN 1993 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 ISHTAR. NEW JACK CITY 2 TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Producers: Doug McHenry, George Jackson Sequel to the 1991 hit starts shooting in early 1992. PASSENGER 57 Fall Dir: Kevin Hooks Cast: Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne, Tom Sizemore, Elizabeth Hurley, Robert Hooks, Alex Datcher Producer: Dan Paulson Screenplay: David Loughery D.P.: Mark Irwin Start Date: 1/13/92, Florida Snipes is a tough airline security chief who is called on to free American hijack victims from drug terrorist abductors. Hooks last directed STRICTLY BUSINESS. Snipes starred in JUNGLE FEVER and NEW JACK CITY. Loughery wrote DREAMSCAPE and STAR TREK V. PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Christmas 1993 Dir: Joel Schumacher Producer: Andrew Lloyd Webber Start Date: 1/93 The musical smash is on again as a film.... Schumacher is once again slated to helm, after playing musical directors with Franco Zeffirelli. Both quit over lack of creative control. THE POWER OF ONE March 27 Dir: John Avildsen Cast: Morgan Freeman, Armin Mueller-Stahl Screenplay: Robert Mark Kamen, based on Bruce Courtenay's novel South Africa-based period drama about the birth of apartheid as seen through the eyes of a teenaged boxer. RECKLESS KELLY TBA 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 REST OF DANIEL Fall Dir: Steve Miner Cast: Mel Gibson, Gabrielle Anwar Producer: Bruce Davey Screenplay: Jeffrey Abrams D.P.: Russell Boyd Start Date: 2/4/92, Los Angeles, N. California SARAFINA! TBA Dir: Mbongeni Ngema Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, John Kani, Miriam Makeba Producer: Anant Singh Screenplay: Mbongeni Ngema Start Date: 12/91, Soweto $10 million film version of the acclaimed stage musical concerning life in South Africa's black townships. Choreography by Michael Peters. South African blacks have promised trouble for Ms. Goldberg. Whoopi is reportedly taking a fee of only $250,000...far less than her usual $2 million. THE SECRET GARDEN TBA Dir: TBA Cast: TBA Exec Producers: Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Fuchs Producer: Fred Roos Screenplay: Caroline Thompson Big-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical SINGLES April 10 Dir: Cameron Crowe Cast: Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Matt Dillon, Jim True, Sheila Kelly, Devon Raymond, Bill Pullman Producer: Richard Hashimoto Screenplay: Cameron Crowe D.P.: Ueli Steiger Start Date: 3/11/91, Seattle This ensemble piece centers around a Seattle apartment complex. Crowe last gave us the terrific SAY ANYTHING. SOMMERSBY TBA Dir: Jon Amiel Cast: Jodie Foster, Richard Gere Producers: Arnon Milchan, Steve Reuther Screenplay: Nick Meyer 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. SPEED RACER 1993 Dir: Patrick Read Johnson Cast: TBA Producers: Joel Silver, Richard Donner Screenplay: Patrick Read Johnson, John Lau Big-screen adaptation of the Japanese cartoon series. STAY TUNED Summer Dir: Peter Hyams Cast: John Ritter, Pam Dawber, Jeffrey Jones, Heather McComb, David Tom, Eugene Levy, Bob Dishy, Kristin Cloke, Gianni Russo Producer: Arnie L. Schmidt Screenplay: Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein D.P.: Peter Hyams Start Date: 10/15/91, Vancouver Suburban couple need to put the spark back into their troubled marriage. A mysterious salesman gives them a free trial of a satellite dish that catapaults them into an alternate television dimension called Hellvision. THAT NIGHT Summer 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. THE THIEF AND THE COBBLER TBA Dir: Richard Williams Cast: Voices of Vincent Price, Donald Pleasance, Joan Sims, Miriam Margolies Producers: Imogen Sutton, Richard Williams Screenplay: Richard Williams, Margaret French, John Patrick Shanley Start Date: 10/1/90, London An animated folk tale from the ancient East about saving the city and winning the princess' hand. Long-awaited from triple-Oscar-winning Williams (WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT). THIS BOY'S LIFE Fall Dir: Michael Caton-Jones Cast: Robert DeNiro, Ellen Barkin, Leonardo DiCaprio Producer: Art Linson Screenplay: Robert Getchell, based on Tobias Woolf's book Start Date: 2/24/92, Vancouver 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. TURTLE BEACH February 28 (NY/LA) Dir: Stephen Wallace Cast: Greta Scacchi, Joan Chen, Jack Thompson, Art Malik, Victor Longley Exec Producers: Arnon Milchan, Greg Coote Producer: Matt Carroll Screenplay: Ann Turner, based on Blanch D'Alpuget's novel The Malaysian-localed story of two women from different backgrounds. One is an ambitious journalist, the other an ex-Saigon bar maid. THE UNFORGIVEN August 7 Dir: Clint Eastwood Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris Producer: Clint Eastwood Screenplay: David Webb Peoples D.P.: Jack N. Green Start Date: 8/26/91, Alberta Canada Yes, it's a western. Same title as the 1960 Burt Lancaster-Audrey Hepburn western, too. UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD 2.35 January 17 (wider) Rating: "R" for language and sensuality Adds Boston, D.C., Chicago, SF, Seattle Dir: Wim Wenders Cast: William Hurt, Solveig Dommartin, Max von Sydow, Jeanne Moreau, Rudiger Vogler, Sam Neill, Ernie Dingo, David Gulpilil, Lois Chiles, Allen Garfield Producers: Jonathan Taplin, Anatole Dauman Screenplay: Wim Wenders, Peter Carey D.P.: Robby Muller Start Date: 4/20/90, Venice Italy, France, Portugal, U.S., Japan, Australia, Germany, USSR, China, Mali Negative Cost: $26 million A huge-scale science fiction romance/road story filmed around the world in nine countries by Berlin's great Wim Wenders. This futuristic (set in 1999) thriller concerns a man's efforts to retrieve a valuable invention (a device to permit blind people to see recorded images) and a woman's pursuit of the mysterious man she loves. Moreau plays Hurt's blind mother, Von Sydow is his father. Production was to have been in 65mm, but the demanding location requirements resulted in a 35mm production. Title song is by the Irish group U2. Other acts on the soundtrack include Neneh Cherry, Lou Reed, R.E.M., Patti Smith, Peter Gabriel and Robbie Robertson. Early notices are quite positive on some aspects, but mixed on others. Film ran a epic 178 minutes and apparently seems somewhat truncated at that length. Wenders cut 21 minutes from the film for the American release. Wenders also has a five-hour cut that he would like to make the film festival rounds and on home video. Opened in Germany to mixed business in September 1991. Reviews in Berlin were dreadful, they loved it in Munich. Opened on Christmas, 1991 in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. WHITE SANDS April Dir: Roger Donaldson Cast: Willem Dafoe, Mickey Rourke, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Mimi Rogers, M. Emmet Walsh, Samuel L. Jackson Producers: William Sackheim, Scott Rudin Screenplay: Daniel Pyne D.P.: Peter Menzies Start Date: 8/13/91, New Mexico This thriller features Dafoe as a small-town sheriff whose seemingly routine investigation into a murder balloons into an intricate plot involving the FBI and the CIA. WILLY TBA Dir: Robin Armstrong Cast: TBA Exec Producers: Richard Donner, Lauren Shuler-Donner Producer: Jennie Lew Tugend Screenplay: Keith Walker, Cirey Blechman, Tom Benedek Start Date: 5/92, Mexico City, Pacific Northwest Release Timeline ---------------- January 3 --------- THE STATION (Aries) (NY) January 10 ---------------- AT THE MAX (IMAX) (Seattle) FRIED GREEN TOMATOES (Universal) (wider) GRAND CANYON (20th Fox) (limited - broadening) THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE (Disney/Hollywood) KUFFS (Universal) NAKED LUNCH (20th Fox) (limited - broadening) RUSH (MGM-Pathe) (wide) January 15 ---------- 35 UP (Samuel Goldwyn) (NY) January 17 ---------- FREEJACK (Warner) GRAND CANYON (20th Fox) (wide) HEAR MY SONG (Miramax) (San Francisco) HEARTS OF DARKNESS: A FILMMAKER'S APOCALYPSE (Triton) (LA) THE INNER CIRCLE (Columbia) (wider) JUICE (Paramount) KAFKA (Miramax) (LA, SF) UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD (Warner) (Boston, D.C., Chicago, SF, Seattle) January 19 ---------- HEAR MY SONG (Miramax) (New York) January 24 ---------------- KAFKA (Miramax) (NY) LOVE CRIMES (Miramax) SHAKING THE TREE (Castle Hill) January 31 ---------------- ALAN AND NAOMI (Triton) BEAUTIFUL DREAMERS (Hemdale) (NY, LA) HARD PROMISES (Columbia) (NY, LA, Chicago, Indianapolis) THE LUNATIC (Triton) (NY) MCBAIN (SGE) (2nd release wave) MINDWALK (Triton) (Boston) SHINING THROUGH (20th Fox) 70mm VOYAGER (Castle Hill) (NY) Other January Releases ---------------------------- AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD (Universal) (wider) LET HIM HAVE IT (New Line/Fine Line) (wider) SILENT VICTIM (21st Century) A WOMAN'S TALE (Orion Classics) (NY, LA) February 5 ---------- MISSISSIPPI MASALA (Samuel Goldwyn) (NY) February 7 ---------------- BACK IN THE USSR (20th Fox) FINAL ANALYSIS (Warner) THE HAIRDRESSER'S HUSBAND (Triton) HUMAN SHIELD (Cannon) (limited) INTO THE SUN (Trimark) MEDICINE MAN (Disney/Hollywood) 70mm RAISE THE RED LANTERN (Orion Classics) (NY) UNDER SUSPICION (Columbia) February 14 ----------------- ADVENTURES OF THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE (Disney) BED AND BREAKFAST (Hemdale) (regional) COMPLEX WORLD (Hemdale) (Boston) I DON'T BUY KISSES ANYMORE (Skouras) (LA) LOVE POTION #9 (20th Fox) THE LUNATIC (Triton) (LA) MISSISSIPPI MASALA (Samuel Goldwyn) (LA) RADIO FLYER (Columbia) 70mm WAYNE'S WORLD (Paramount) February 21 ----------------- DOLLY DEAREST (Trimark) FALLING FROM GRACE (Columbia) K-2 (Miramax) OTHELLO (Castle Hill) (NY) THE SILK ROAD (Trimark) STOP OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT (Universal) TOTO THE HERO (Triton) February 28 ----------------- BLAME IT ON THE BELLBOY (Disney/Hollywood) COLD HEAVEN (Hemdale) THE GATE II (Triumph) THE MAMBO KINGS (Warner) (NY, LA) MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN (Warner) 70mm PAST MIDNIGHT (New Line) TERMINAL BLISS (Cannon) TURTLE BEACH (Warner) (NY, LA) WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD (New Line/Fine Line) (NY) Other February Releases ---------------------------- SPOTSWOOD (Miramax) THIS IS MY LIFE (20th Fox) March 6 ------------- CRISS CROSS (MGM-Pathe) FINAL APPROACH (NY, LA) GLADIATOR (Columbia) THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY (Disney) A MIDNIGHT CLEAR (Interstar) (limited) March 13 -------- AMERICAN ME (Universal) ARTICLE 99 (Orion) THE FAVOUR, THE WATCH AND THE VERY BIG FISH (Trimark) THE LAWNMOWER MAN (New Line) A MIDNIGHT CLEAR (Interstar) (wide) MIDNIGHT RIDE (Cannon) MY COUSIN VINNY (20th Fox) NO PLACE TO HIDE (Cannon) (limited) OUTBACK (Hemdale) RUBY (Triumph) March 20 -------------- BASIC INSTINCT (TriStar) THE CHILDREN (Hemdale/Coyote) THE CUTTING EDGE (MGM) THE MAMBO KINGS (Warner) (wider) ONCE UPON A CRIME (MGM) SEVEN MINUTES (Hemdale) (NY, LA) SHADOWS AND FOG (Orion) STEPFATHER III - FATHER'S DAY (Trimark) March 27 -------- ALBERTO EXPRESS (MK2) (NY) LADYBUGS (Paramount) ROADSIDE PROPHETS (New Line) (NY, LA) WILD ORCHID II: TWO SHADES OF BLUE (Triumph) March 29 -------- PROOF (New Line/Fine Line) (NY) Other March Releases ------------------------- AMERICAN DREAM (Miramax) (Austin, MN) AT THE MAX (IMAX) (Charlotte) BEFORE I WAKE (20th Fox) DELICATESSEN (Miramax) DINGO (Greycat) (Portland, NY, LA) HIGHWAY 61 (Paramount) HOWARD'S END (Orion Classics) JOHNNY SUEDE (Miramax) POISON IVY (New Line) RESIDENT ALIEN (Greycat) RULES OF THE GAME (Miramax) STEPKIDS (New Line) WHITE MEN CAN'T JUMP (20th Fox) ZENTROPA (Miramax/Prestige) April 1 ------------- BREAKFAST OF ALIENS (Hemdale) April 3 ------------- CITY OF JOY (TriStar) (limited) 50/50 (Cannon) INTERCEPTOR (Trimark) NEWSIES (Disney) 70mm PROOF (New Line/Fine Line) (limited) ROCK-A-DOODLE (Samuel Goldwyn) STRAIGHT TALK (Disney/Hollywood) April 10 -------------- BEETHOVEN (Universal) EDWARD II (Fine Line/New Line) PASSED AWAY (Disney/Hollywood) SINGLES (Warner) STEPHEN KING'S SLEEPWALKERS (Columbia) April 17 -------------- THE BABE (Universal) DEEP COVER (New Line) FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST (20th Fox) NIGHT ON EARTH (New Line/Fine Line) (NY) PROOF (New Line/Fine Line) (wide) April 24 -------- MONSTER IN A BOX (New Line/Fine Line) (NY) PAYDIRT (Paramount) RESCUE ME (Cannon) Other April Releases ------------------------- ADAM'S RIB (October) THE BACHELOR (Greycat) (NY, LA) BRENDA STARR (Triumph) A CLASS ACT (Warner) ENCHANTED APRIL (Miramax) ERASERHEAD (Miramax) MAN TROUBLE (20th Fox) MARRIED TO IT (Orion) SPLIT SECOND (Interstar) THE VAGRANT (MGM) WHITE SANDS (Warner) May 1 ----- THE PLAYBOYS (Samuel Goldwyn) THUNDERHEART (TriStar) THE WIDE SARGASSO SEA (New Line) May 8 ----- LEPRECHAUN (Trimark) MONSTER IN A BOX (New Line/Fine Line) (wide) NIGHT ON EARTH (New Line/Fine Line) (wide) A VERY GOOD YEAR (Columbia) May 13 ------ RIFF-RAFF (New Line/Fine Line) (NY) May 15 ------------ RIFF-RAFF (New Line/Fine Line) (LA) May 22 ------------- ALIEN3 (20th Fox) 70mm BEST INTENTIONS (Samuel Goldwyn) (limited) LETHAL WEAPON 3 (Warner) 70mm LITTLE NEMO (Hemdale) PATRIOT GAMES (Paramount) 70mm WHERE THE DAY TAKES YOU (New Line) Other May Releases ----------------------- THE AMERICAN SAMURAI (Cannon) (limited) BEST INTENTIONS (Samuel Goldwyn) DIGGSTOWN (MGM) THE FAVOR (Orion) HOUSE OF CARDS (20th Fox) LIVE WIRE (New Line) MEDITERRANEO (Miramax) MERCI LA VIE (Miramax) OF MICE AND MEN (MGM) RICH IN LOVE (MGM) A TALE OF SPRINGTIME (Orion Classics) TO THE DEATH (Cannon) (limited) Other Spring Releases -------------------------- HIGHWAY TO HELL (Hemdale) KILLER TOMATOES EAT FRANCE (Four Square) LAME DUCKS (Paramount) LEAVING NORMAL (Universal) MAD DOG AND GLORY (Universal) THE PLAYER (Avenue) RUBIN & ED (IRS Media) SKETCHES (Miramax) SNIPER (TriStar) June 5 ------ FAR AND AWAY (Universal) 70mm MO' MONEY (Columbia) RIFF-RAFF (New Line) (LA + limited) June 19 ------------- BATMAN RETURNS (Warner) 70mm Other June Releases ------------------------ BOOMERANG (Paramount) JACQUOT DE NANTES (Orion Classics) TRACES OF RED (Samuel Goldwyn) July 1 ------ COOL WORLD (Paramount) A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (Columbia) July 3 ------ ENCINO MAN (Disney/Hollywood) THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS (20th Fox) 70mm July 10 ------- HONEYMOON IN VEGAS (Columbia) July 17 ------- LONDON KILLS ME (New Line/Fine Line) (NY) UNIVERSAL SOLDIER (TriStar) July 24 ------- AFRAID OF THE DARK (New Line/Fine Line) (NY) July 31 ------- LONDON KILLS ME (New Line/Fine Line) (LA) Other July Releases ------------------- THE ADJUSTER (Orion Classics) BEBE'S KIDS (Paramount) DANZON (Orion Classics) DICK AND MARGE SAVE THE WORLD (Warner) PRELUDE TO A KISS (20th Fox) August 7 -------- AFRAID OF THE DARK (New Line/Fine Line) (LA + limited) LONDON KILLS ME (New Line/Fine Line) (wide) SINGLE WHITE FEMALE (Columbia) THE UNFORGIVEN (Warner) VOLERE, VOLARE (New Line/Fine Line) (NY) August 14 --------------- BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (Columbia) August 19 --------- SWOON (New Line/Fine Line) (NY) August 28 --------- VOLERE, VOLARE (New Line/Fine Line) (LA + limited) Other August Releases --------------------------- ARMY OF DARKNESS (Universal) LA DISCRETE (MK2) THE LOOTERS (Universal) ONCE UPON A FOREST (20th Fox) PET SEMATARY II (Paramount) RAPID FIRE (20th Fox) SHOW AND TELL (Paramount) Other Summer Releases -------------------------- CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU? (Orion) CLIFFORD (Orion) CLOSE TO EDEN (Disney/Hollywood) DEATH BECOMES HER (Universal) FAR AND AWAY (Universal) 70mm GONE FISHIN' (Disney) GUN IN BETTY LOU'S HANDBAG (Disney) HELLRAISER III (Miramax/Dimension) HONEY, I BLEW UP THE BABY (Disney) HOUSESITTER (Universal) INNOCENT BLOOD (Warner) MAP OF THE HUMAN HEART (Miramax) PINOCCHIO (Disney) RAISING CAIN (Universal) RETURN TO MYSTIC PIZZA (Samuel Goldwyn) ROBOCOP 3 (Orion) SISTER ACT (Disney/Touchstone) SKEETER (New Line/Team Players) THAT NIGHT (Warner) WIND (TriStar) September 11 ------------------ THE PICKLE (Columbia) SWOON (New Line/Fine Line) (wider) September 25 ------------ SIMPLE MEN (New Line/Fine Line) (NY) WILDER NAPALM (TriStar) Other September Releases ------------------------ GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (New Line) JACK THE BEAR (20th Fox) TWIN PEAKS: FIREWALK WITH ME (New Line) October 2 --------- MR. SATURDAY NIGHT (Columbia) October 9 --------------- WATERLAND (New Line/Fine Line) (NY) October 16 ---------- SIMPLE MEN (New Line/Fine Line) (LA + limited) October 23 ---------- WATERLAND (New Line/Fine Line) (LA + limited) Other October Releases --------------------------- THE ADDAMS FAMILY II (Paramount) COLUMBUS (Paramount) 70mm DELTA OF VENUS (New Line) UNLAWFUL ENTRY (20th Fox) November 20 ----------------- HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK (20th Fox) Other November Releases ----------------------------- ALADDIN (Disney) 70mm EXCESSIVE FORCE (New Line/Fine Line) NIGHT AND THE CITY (20th Fox) SURF NINJAS (New Line) WE'RE BACK (Universal) December 18 ----------- HERO (Columbia) December 23 ----------- A FEW GOOD MEN (Columbia) Other Fall Releases ------------------------ BLADE RUNNER (Warner) 70mm BLUE SKY (Orion) THE BODYGUARD (Warner) CHINA MOON (Orion) THE CROWDED ROOM (20th Fox) THE DARK HALF (Orion) THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN (Disney/Hollywood) DREADNOUGHT (Warner) EMILY BRONTE'S WUTHERING HEIGHTS (Paramount) THE EYES OF THE WORLD (Taurus) HEXED (Columbia) JACK THE BEAR (20th Fox) JENNIFER EIGHT (Paramount) LORENZO'S OIL (Universal) MR. BASEBALL (Universal) MR. JONES (TriStar) PASSENGER 57 (Warner) THE REST OF DANIEL (Warner) SCENT OF A WOMAN (Universal) SCHOOL TIES (Paramount) SNEAKERS (Universal) STAY TUNED (Warner) STEEPLECHASE (Disney) THERE GOES MY BABY (Orion) THIS BOY'S LIFE (Warner) UNTITLED WOODY ALLEN (TriStar) USED PEOPLE (20th Fox) Other December Releases ----------------------------- THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (Columbia) ALIVE (Paramount) BURN THIS (New Line) CHARLIE (TriStar) HOFFA (20th Fox) INDECENT PROPOSAL (Paramount) MALCOLM X (Warner) 70mm REMAINS OF THE DAY (Columbia) (limited) THE SAINT (Paramount) SWING KIDS (Disney/Hollywood) TOYS (20th Fox) Other 1992 Releases ------------------- AMERICAN HEART (Avenue) THE ARROWTOOTH WALTZ (Warner) ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (Turner) THE BABOON HEART (MGM) THE BACHELOR (Greycat) BITTER MOON (TriStar/Carolco) BLACK CAT BONE (20th Fox) BORN YESTERDAY (Disney/Hollywood) BREAKING LEGS (TriStar) A BRONX TALE (Universal) THE BRUCE LEE STORY (Universal) BUDDY COPS (TriStar) BURN THIS (New Line) CHILDREN OF THE CORN II (Miramax/Dimension) CITIZEN SANE (Trimark) CLIFFHANGER (TriStar) THE COLOR OF LOVE (Greycat) THE CONCIERGE (Universal) CONSENTING ADULTS (Disney/Hollywood) THE DAY BEFORE MIDNIGHT (Universal) DR. OFF (Miramax/Dimension) DUST DEVIL (Miramax/Dimension) EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES (TriStar) EYES OF AN ANGEL (Triumph) FRIDA: THE BRUSH OF ANGUISH (New Line) GHOST OF THE CIVIL DEAD (Greycat) GOBLINS (Hemdale) HIT MAN (Triumph) HURRICANE SMITH (Warner) THE INNOCENT (Paramount) INTO THE WEST (Miramax) JOHNNY SUEDE (Miramax) JUMPIN' AT THE BONEYARD (20th Fox) LIFE IN THE LAFF LANE (Greycat) THE MAGIC RIDDLE (Miramax) ME, MYSELF AND I (IRS) THE MISTRESS (TriStar) MY NEW GUN (IRS Media) THE PUBLIC EYE (Universal) RAGE AND HONOR (IRS) RECKLESS KELLY (Warner) RISING SUN (20th Fox) ROMEO IS BLEEDING (Miramax) RUBY CAIRO (20th Fox) SARAFINA! (Warner) SOMMERSBY (Warner) STORYVILLE (20th Fox) STREETRACER (Universal) TAGGET (Universal) VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (Universal) THE ULTIMATUM (Disney/Touchstone) WARLOCK II (Trimark) WE'RE TALKIN' SERIOUS MONEY (New Line) WHERE SLEEPING DOGS LIE (Greycat) THE WIND (Miramax) February, 1993 Releases ----------------------- GROUND HOG DAY (Columbia) March, 1993 Releases -------------------- TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES III (New Line) Spring, 1993 Releases --------------------- TOXIC CRUSADERS (New Line) Summer, 1993 Releases --------------------- BEVERLY HILLS COP III (Paramount) JURASSIC PARK (Universal) 70mm PRINCESS OF MARS (Disney) 70mm Fall, 1993 Releases ------------------- MY GIRL SEQUEL (Columbia) Christmas, 1993 Releases ------------------------ THE FLINTSTONES (Universal) 70mm INTO THE WOODS (Columbia) PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Warner) WHO DISCOVERED ROGER RABBIT? (Disney) 70mm Other 1993 Releases ------------------- CATS (Universal) DEAD WOOD (MGM) DENNIS THE MENACE (Warner) THE GOOD SON (20th Fox) HIDEAWAY (TriStar) HOOVER (Warner) HOUDINI (Columbia-Universal) INTERSECTION (Paramount) KING OF THE JUNGLE (Disney) 70mm LEGENDS OF THE FALL (TriStar) LES MISERABLES (TriStar) MEN (Warner) MIDKNIGHT (Columbia) MISSING PIECES (Orion) M. BUTTERFLY (Warner) NEEDFUL THINGS (Columbia) OCTOBER SURPRISE (Columbia) OFF AND RUNNING (Orion) THE PRETENDER (20th Fox) RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT (20th Fox) SPEED RACER (Warner Brothers) SUNRISE IN HIS POCKET (Columbia) THREE RIVERS (Columbia) WE'RE BACK (Universal) YO, ALICE! (New Line)

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