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(written from a Production point of view)
Du Luca co-wrote several episodes of the horror anthology series Freddy's Nightmares (including one which featured Jeffrey Combs). This led to his writing the screenplay for the 1991 film Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, which he also executive produced. He later wrote and executive produced the 1995 horror film In the Mouth of Madness, which starred the likes of Bernie Casey, John Glover, and David Warner. He also co-wrote the screen story for the 1995 film Judge Dredd, which featured Mitchell Ryan.
Despite his writing efforts, De Luca has become much more prominent in Hollywood as a film producer. He has executive produced three films starring three different Star Trek captains: National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (1993), with William Shatner (James T. Kirk); American History X (1998), with Avery Brooks (Benjamin Sisko); and Life as a House (2001), with Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer). Loaded Weapon 1 also featured F. Murray Abraham, James Doohan, Whoopi Goldberg, and Charles Napier, while American History X co-starred Star Trek: Voyager's Jennifer Lien.
De Luca's many other executive producer and co-executive producer credits include:
- The Mask (1994), featuring Reg E. Cathey and cinematography by John Leonetti);
- Wag the Dog (1997), featuring John Cho,Kirsten Dunst, Andrea Martin, and Suzie Plakson); *Boogie Nights (1997, photographed by Robert Elswit);
- the acclaimed science fiction film Dark City (1998);
- the 1998 film adaptation of the classic science fiction series Lost in Space;
- Blade (1998), with costume design by Sanja Milkovic Hays;
- Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), featuring Clint Howard, Jack Kehler, and Charles Napier;
- Magnolia (1999), featuring Jim Beaver, Henry Gibson, April Grace, Pat Healy, Don McManus, Michael Shamus Wiles, and cinematography by Robert Elswit;
- Lost Souls (2000), starring Winona Ryder and featuring Bob Clendenin, Brad Greenquist, and Alfre Woodard;
- Thirteen Days (2000), featuring Steven Culp, Len Cariou, Charles Esten, Bruce Greenwood, Boris Lee Krutonog, Ed Lauter, Dakin Matthews, and Bill Smitrovich;
- Rush Hour 2 (2001), featuring Lisa LoCicero, Saul Rubinek, Harris Yulin, and cinematography by Matthew F. Leonetti;
- I Am Sam (2001, featuring Rosalind Chao and Brent Spiner;
- Blade II (2002), featuring Ron Perlman;
- Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), featuring music by John Debney
- Ghost Rider (2007), based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name; and
- Brothers (2009), featuring Clifton Collins, Jr..