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Films going into production: House Party II (New Line Cinema). Shooting in L.A. Hip-hoppers Kid ‘N Play return along with rappers Full Force in this sequel to the popular ’90 release. They endear themselves to higher education professors in this campus dance- and fun-fest. Producers Doug McHenry and George Jackson. Director Paris Barclay. Screenwriter Rusty Cundieff. Also stars Tisha Campbell and Martin Lawrence.

The Last Boy Scout (Geffen Films/Silver Pictures/Warner Bros.). Shooting in L.A. Shane Black’s megabuck script is directed by Tony Scott (“Top Gun,” “Days of Thunder”) and stars Bruce Willis and “In Living Color’s” Damon Wayans. Willis is a detective and Wayans an ex-football legend who team up to find the brutal killer of the jock’s girlfriend. Producers David Geffen and Joel Silver. Also stars Danielle Harris and Chelsea Field. Distributor Warner Bros.

This Is My Life (Frost Back, Inc.). Shooting in Toronto. First-time director Nora Ephron in an adaptation of the Meg Wolitzer novel. Julie Kavner stars as famous comic Dottie Engels, who is seen far more often on TV than at home by her loving daughters. Executive producers Patricia K. Meyer and Carole Isenberg. Producer Lynda Obst. Screenwriters Ephron and her sister Delia Ephron. Also stars Samantha Mathis and Dan Aykroyd. Distributor Fox.

The Vagrant (Vagrant Productions). Shooting in Phoenix. Psychological thriller pitting Bill Paxton, a highly organized junior exec, against hideously grotesque derelict (Marshall Bell) who stalks him. Producer Gillian Richardson Walas. Director Chris Walas. Screenwriter Richard Jefferies. Also stars Michael Ironside, Mitzi Kapture, Coleen Camp and Stuart Pankin. Distributors MGM (U.S.), Fox (foreign).

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