<i> Films now going into production:</i>

<i> Compiled by David Pecchia </i>

Bad Jim (Wouk/Ware). Shooting in Arizona and Montana. James Brolin, Richard Roundtree and John Clark Gable (you-know-who’s son) star in this Western yarn spun around three honest cowboys who suddenly find themselves wanted with a price on their heads. They even bump into Billy the Kid’s horse. Producer Joseph Wouk. Director/screenwriter Clyde Ware. Also stars Harry Carey Jr.

Coupe De Ville (Morgan Creek). Shooting in S. Carolina and Florida. It’s a ‘60s period comedy with Patrick Dempsey, Arye Gross and Daniel Stern as three estranged brothers who are sent by their father from Michigan to Florida in a 1954 Cadillac. Secretly, it’s an effort by the old man to get the boys to reconcile. Executive producers James G. Robinson and Joe Roth. Producers Larry Brezner and Paul Schiff. Director Roth. Screenwriter Mike Binder. Also stars Annabeth Gish, Alan Arkin and Joe Bologna. Distributor Universal.

Halloween 5 (Magnum). Shooting in Salt Lake City. Donald Pleasence reprises his loony Dr. Loomis role as the indefatigable Michael Myers returns yet again to slash up the screen. Executive producer Moustapha Akkad. Producer Rick Nathanson. Director Dominique Othenin-Girard. Screenwriters Michael Jacobs, Othenin-Girard and Shem Bitterman. Also stars Daniella Harris, Ellie Cornell and Wendy Kaplan. Distributor Galaxy. Halloween release, of course.

Longtime Companion (American Playhouse/Companion). Shooting in New York. “Young Guns’s” Dermot Mulroney and “Short Eyes’ ” Bruce Davison star as lovers in this dramatic study of the impact of AIDS on the gay community. Executive producer Lindsay Law. Producer Stan Wlodkowski. Director Norman Rene. Screenwriter Craig Lucas. Also stars Campbell Scott (George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst’s boy).


Wild Orchid (Vision p.d.g.). Shooting in Brazil. Mickey Rourke, Jacqueline Bisset and model- turned-actress Carre Otis star in this “9 1/2 Weeks” style thriller. Bisset’s a striking international investment banker who ventures to Rio with Otis and into the clutches of Rourke. Executive producer David Saunders. Producer Mark Damon. Screenwriters husband-wife team Zalman King and Patricia Louisianna Knop. Distributor Vision International.

Wise Guy (tentative title) (Irwin Winkler). Shooting in New York. Martin Scorsese directs, with Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta starring in the adaptation of Nicholas Pileggi’s best-selling book on the Mafia. Seen through the real-life eyes of Henry Hill (Liotta) as he advances up the seedy ladder of organized crime. Executive producer Barbara De Fina. Producer Irwin Winkler. Also stars Lorraine Bracco and Joe Pesci. Distributor Warner Bros.

-- Compiled by David Pecchia