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HIGH HOPES

October 26, 1986|C ompiled by David Pecchia

Films beginning production this week :

DOIN' TIME ON PLANET EARTH (Cannon Films). Shooting in California. Ryan always felt like an outsider . . . but to call him an extraterrestrial? Producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus. Director Charles Matthau. Screenwriter Darren Star. Stars Nicholas Strouse and Matt Adler. Release date undetermined.

HUNK (Marimark Productions). Shooting in Southern California. A young computer operator decides to sell his soul in order to become a California style, jet-setting playboy. Producer Marilyn Tenser. Director/screenwriter Lawrence Bassoff. Stars John Allen Nelson, Deborah Shelton, James Coco and Robert Morse. Distributor Crown International. Release date undetermined.

THE MONSTER SQUAD (Taft/Barish Productions). Shooting in L.A. comedy-adventure concerning youngsters growing up in Louisiana who are threatened by evil monsters. Executive producers Peter Hyams, Rob Cohen and Keith Barish. Producers Jonathan A. Zimbert. Director Fred Dekker. ecreenwriters Shane Black and Dekker. Stars Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Tom Noonan, Mary Ellen Trainor and Duncan Regehr. Distributor Tri-Star. Summer release.

SURVIVAL GAME (Transworld Entertainment). Shooting in Santa Cruz. Action adventure about a young man who is involved in an auto accident with a beautiful woman and a life-and-death chase that follows. Executive producers Moshe Diamant, Moshe Barkat and Sunil R. Shah. Producer Gideon Amir. Director Herb Freed. Screenwriters Jeri Barchilon and Michelle Gendelman. Stars Mike Norris, Deborah Goodrich, Seymour Cassel and Jon Sharp. Release date undetermined.

TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE (Cannon Films). Shooting in Provincetown, Mass. Norman Mailer adapts and directs from his novel about a writer who emerges from a drunken fog to find himself immersed in a mysterious murder investigation. Executive producers Francis Coppola and Tom Luddy. Producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus. Director/screenwriter Mailer. Stars Ryan O'Neal and Isabella Rossellini. Release date undetermined.

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