Films now going into production: Batman (Guber-Peters). Shooting in London. Jack Nicholson is The Joker, and Michael Keaton the title character in this dark look at the comic hero as directed by “Beetlejuice’s” Tim Burton. A 9-year-old Bruce Wayne transforms into crime-fighter Batman after witnessing the brutal murder of his well-to-do parents. The film picks up as Wayne returns to Gotham after an absence of several years during which he developed his physical and scientific skills. Executive producers Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan. Producers Jon Peters and Peter Guber. Screenwriter Sam Hamm. Also stars Sean Young. Distributor Warner Bros. Summer release.
Matinee (Odyssey). Shooting in Vancouver. Suspense thriller in which a small-town horror film festival becomes chaotic when a copy-cat murderer brutally preys upon unsuspecting patrons. Executive producer Richard Davis. Producers Kim Steer and Cal Shumiatcher. Director/screenwriter Richard Martin. Stars Ron White, Jillian Barber, Tim Webber and Jeff Schultz. Distributor Image. Spring release.