Three movies have been approved for production and another 26 are in development for the new United Artists Corp., it was announced at a Thursday press conference in the company's Beverly Hills headquarters.
UA's new executive team, headed by Chairman Lee Rich and Chief Executive Officer Anthony Thomopoulos, listed a mixed bag of tentative projects to be directed by such people as Costa-Gavras, Walter Hill, Herbert Ross, Bertrand Tavernier and Philip Kaufman.
"Baby Boom," starring Diane Keaton will go into production in late October with Charles Shyer ("Irreconcilable Differences") directing, for a fall '87 release. "Real Men," with Jim Belushi in what was described merely as "an absurdist comedy," also begins shooting in October, with a target release date of next summer.
The third "go" project, also scheduled for summer '87 release, is the previously announced James Bond movie, "The Living Daylights." It will be the first Bond movie with Timothy Dalton playing the British secret agent.