Barbarian Brothers are making 'Twice as Hard'


The Barbarian Brothers, Peter and David Paul, weigh in for their third film, Motion Picture Corp. of America's "Twice as Hard," a tongue-in-cheek action-adventure directed by John Paragon ("Pee-wee's Playhouse"). Roddy McDowall, Collin Bernsen and "Star Trek's" James Doohan co-star. Filming is under way in Los Angeles.

Mary Stuart Masterson stars as a rebellious woman on the lam in Just Betzer Productions' "Vanished," scheduled to shoot July 1, probably in Atlanta. Dutch director-cinematographer Kees van Oostrum directs Thom Thomas' screen adaptation of Mary McGarry Morris' novel about a makeshift family of misfits traveling rootlessly across rural America.

Julie Carmen will star in Concorde's "Kiss Me a Killer," a thriller set in East Los Angeles, in which a dangerous love triangle quickly turns into a deadly game of murder. Marcus DeLeon directs a script by Christopher Wooden. Production gets under way next month.

Films going into production:

"Bill and Ted Go To Hell" is shooting in Los Angeles. Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and George Carlin all reprise original roles. This adventure finds our heroes killed by their evil robot twins; they must find a way to extricate themselves from hell. Director Peter Hewitt. Summer release.

"Pure Luck" is shooting in Mexico and Charlotte, N.C. Martin Short, Danny Glover and Jason Robards star in this romp, which finds Short as an accident-prone accountant sent off to rescue a prominent -- and also clumsy -- heiress. Glover pitches in as a no-nonsense detective also assigned to the case. Directed by Nadia Tass. Screenwriters Herschel Weingrod and Timothy Harris. Also stars Shella Kelley, Harry Shearer and Scott Wilson. Summer release.

"Becoming Colette: is shooting in France and Germany. Klaus Maria Brandauer is the influential husband of the title character, an unassuming French farm girl who went on to write "Gigi" and other works. Director Danny Huston. Screenwriter Ruth Graham. Also stars Mathilda May and Virginia Madsen.

"Curly Sue" is shooting in Chicago. John Hughes moves over to Warners, producing, directing and writing this James Belushi vehicle. Belushi plays a street-slick con artist who charms his way into the life and heart of an adorable 8-year-old orphan girl. Also stars Kelly Lynch and Alisan Porter.

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