Films now going into production: Blood Salvage (Blood Salvage). Shooting in Atlanta. Veteran character player John Saxon is a good guy and father whose family is imprisoned by a fellow who intends to sell their body parts on the black market. Executive producer Kenneth E. Sanders. Producer Martin Fischer and Ken C. Sanders. Director Tucker Johnston. Screenwriters Johnston and Ken C. Sanders. Also stars Lori Birdsong, Danny Nelson, Christian Hesler and Ray Walston.
Captain Henkel (Amerinda). Shooting in Colombia. Action adventure with David Soul as a rigid German soldier who loosens up a bit while stationed on an island also populated by the British during World War II. Producer E. Vitelli. Director Nello Rossati. Screenwriters Ted Archer and Roberto Gianviti. Also stars Ernest Borgnine and Bo Svenson.
Far From Home (Vestron). Shooting in Nevada. A vacationing father and his 15-year-old daughter (Drew Barrymore) find themselves trapped in a remote desert inhabited by a killer. She develops a love interest with a fellow who may--or may not--be the bad guy. Producer Don Borchers. Director Meiert Avis. Screenwriting credit undetermined. Also stars Ann Ramsey, Jennifer Tilly, Richard Masur and Susan Tyrrell.
Girlfriend From Hell (Queens Cross). Shooting in L.A. Devilish comedy about a timid girl who is possessed by Mr. Scratch and subsequently pursued by a lovable rogue and scoundrel. Executive producers Robert S. Lecky, Wayne Reeder and Gregory Cascante. Producers Alberto Lensi and Nancy Paloian. Director/screenwriter Daniel M. Peterson. Stars Liane Curtis, Dana Ashbrook, Lezlie Deane, James Daughton and Anthony Barrile. Early '89 release.
My Mom's a Werewolf (Hairy). Shooting in L.A. A mother is chagrined when she wakes up one morning as a furry beast. It's up to daughter to remedy this predicament. Producer Steven J. Wolfe (how apropos!). Director Michael Fischa. Screenwriter Mark Pirro. Stars Susan Blakely, John Saxon, Katrina Caspary, John Schuck, Ruth Buzzi, Marcia Wallace and Marilyn McCoo. Distributor Crown. Early '89 release.
Night Game (George Litto). Shooting in Galveston, Tex. Roy Scheider stars as former Dallas police lieutenant now struggling in Galveston on the case of a serial murderer who's picking off young women that resemble each other. Producer George Litto. Director Peter Masterson. Screenwriter Spencer Eastman. Also stars Karen Young.
Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (Cinecom/North Street). Shooting in L.A. Jacqueline Bisset stars in a Paul Bartel-directed sophisticated homage to the French farces. Two Beverly Hills women and their houseboys are thrown in together under one roof during a fumigation and all weirdness breaks loose. Executive producers Amir Malin and Ira Deutchman. Producer James C. Katz. Screenwriter Bruce Wagner. Also stars Ray Sharkey, Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran, Wallace Shawn, Ed Begley Jr., Arnetia Walker and Bartel. Distributor Cinecom.