Films going into production: THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN (Laura Film/Prominent). Shooting in Rome. Terry Gilliam, "Brazil' ' feisty director, helms this classic German fairy tale of a lying old man (who's the last magician in the world) and his fantastic travels with a 10-year-old girl. Producer Thomas Schuehly. Screenwriters Gilliam and Charles McKeown. Stars John Neville, Sarah Polley, Eric Idle, McKeown, Valentina Cortese and Sean Connery. Distributor Columbia.
THE EXPERTS (Paramount). Shooting in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario and Vancouver. John Travolta and Arye Gross are best buddies who become experts on American hipness when they are duped into opening their own nightclub. It's a sham, since the establishment is actually a training ground for Russian spies. Executive producers Jack Grossberg and Jonathan Krane. Producer James Keach. Director Dave Thomas. Screenwriters Nick Theil, Steve Greene and Eric Alter. Also stars Charles Martin Smith and Kelly Preston.
GHOST TOWN (Lexyn). Shooting in Tucson. Action, adventure and fantasy. A modern-day lawman must rescue someone from a Western town that has defied time for a century. Executive producer Charles Band. Producer Tim Tennant. Director Richard Governor. Screenwriters David Schmoeller and Duke Sandefur. Stars Catherine Hickland, Jimmy F. Skaggs and Bruce Glover. Distributor Empire Pictures.