The following is a recap of movies in pre-production for TriStar Pictures:“Guarding Tess” (starts Feb. 17): To be directed by Hugh Wilson, the pic stars Nicolas Cage and Shirley MacLaine. “Cops and Robbersons” (March 8): Reuniting the director (Michael Ritchie) and star (Chevy Chase) of “Fletch,” the pic marks Ned Tanen’s return to the producer’s ranks. TriStar pushed up Jack Palance into a starring role. “Look Who’s Talking III” (April 22): Foreign box office keeps spurring remakes–this time it’s the pets that talk. John Travolta and Kirstie Alley star. “Cop Gives Waitress $ 2 Million Tip” (spring): Directed by Andrew Bergman and produced by Mike Lobell, project is a New York fairytale about a traffic cop and a waitress who hit it big. “One of the Girls” (late spring): Produced by Interscope Communications, the project was reportedly out to Arnold Schwarzenegger. “Him” (mid-May): To be directed by Norman Jewison, TriStar is wasting no time with this $ 1 million screenplay buy. “The Mirror Has Two Faces” (early summer): Barbra Streisand is set to star, and possibly direct, the remake of the French film. Arnon Milchan produces. “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” (Aug. 1): Director/star/co-producer Kenneth Branagh puts a new spin on the classic tale. Produced by “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” team Francis Coppola and James V. Hart. “Mary Reilly” (January 1994): Long in development under the aegis of Stacey Lassally, the project shapes up as Tim Burton’s follow to Columbia’s “Ed Wood.” Story is about the devoted maid to Dr. Jekyll. “Pincushion” (TBA): Sharon Stone stars in the first pic from Daniel Melnick’s IndieProd deal. “The Killer” (TBA): Chuck Roven handles the producer’s chores on this chopsocky remake of director John Woo’s breakthrough film. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” (TBA): One of TriStar’s first animated projects. “Pulp Fiction” (TBA): Director Quentin Tarantino takes a stab at the studio system with producers Lawrence Bender, Danny DeVito and Michael Shamberg in tow.
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