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.