Films beginning production this week:
FREEDOM FIGHTERS (Cannon Films). Shooting in Zimbabwe. Action adventure concerning a somewhat-mad colonel and his attempt, with the aid of some brave mercenaries, to construct a life-saving dam. Executive producer Avi Lerner. Producers Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus. Director Riki Schelach. Screenwriters Bud Schaetzle, Dean Tschetter and Andrew Deutsch. Stars Peter Fonda, Reb Brown, Rob Doqui and Jerry Biggs. Release date undetermined.
NEAR DARK (Near Dark Productions). Shooting in Arizona. Romantic-thriller about a restless farm boy who meets the girl of his dreams. They then embark on an adventure darker than his wildest fantasies. Executive producer Steven-Charles Jaffe. Producers Charles R. Meeker, Edward S. Feldman and Eric Red. Director Kathryn Bigelow. Screenwriters Bigelow and Red. Stars Jenny Wright and Adrian Tasdar. Distributor F/M Entertainment. Release date undetermined.