Films beginning production this week :
BIG SHOTS (Lorimar). Shooting in Chicago. A youth adventure about a middle-class white kid and a street-wise black kid who team up to help each other. Executive producer Ivan Reitman. Producers Joe Medjuck and Michael C. Gross. Director Robert Mandel. Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas. Stars Ricky Busker and Darius McCrary. Distributor 20th Century Fox. Release date undetermined.
HELLRAISER (New World). Shooting in England. Clive Barker (England's version of Stephen King) writes and directs this horror film homage to Pandora's box. Producer Christopher Figg. Director/screenwriter Barker. Stars Andy Robinson. Spring release.
LADY IN WHITE (New Sky Productions/Babe's in Hollywood Inc.). Shooting in New York and L.A. Murder and suspense involving a fourth-grade boy who is locked in a cloakroom by his mischievous pals. There he observes an apparition of a young girl who was murdered and attempts to solve the mystery. Executive producer Charles M. LaLoggia and Cliff Payne. Producers Andrew G. LaMarca and Frank LaLoggia. Director/screenwriter Frank LaLoggia. Stars Lukas Haas, Katherine Helmond, Len Cariou and Alex Rocco. Distributor and release date undetermined.
THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (Eon). Shooting in England, Austria, Morroco and Gibraltar. 007 returns with Shakespearean actor Timothy Dalton in his Bond debut. An unscrupulous arms dealer is Bond's nemesis this time around. Producers Albert R. Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. Director John Glen. Screenwriters Richard Maibaum and Wilson. Stars Dalton, Joe Don Baker Geroen Krabbe and Andreas Wisniewski. Distributor MGM/UA. Summer release.
THE RUNNING MAN (Taft Entertainment/Keith Barish Productions). Shooting in L.A. Set in futuristic L.A., this action-comedy-adventure concerns a man who is forced to play violent life or death games on the city streets. Executive producers Rob Cohen and Keith Barish. Producers Tim Zinnemann and George Linder. Director Andrew Davis. Screenwriter Steven E. de Souza. Stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Richard Dawson and Yaphet Kotto. Distributor Tri-Star. Release date undetermined.
SHY PEOPLE (Cannon Films). Shooting in Louisiana. A burnt-out mom and her daughter leave the stress of the big city behind only to find danger on their vacation in the bayou. Producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus. Director Andrei Konchalovsky. Screenwriters Gerard Brach, Marjorie David and Konchalovsky. Stars Jill Clayburgh and Barbara Hershey. Release date undetermined.