* Next Epic in Line Note: Rani Dube, who co-produced "Gandhi," has hit on another idea for an epic with an Indian theme. He wants to do a two-part film on the Hindu god Krishna. According to Variety, he thinks the picture would be a big draw in parts of the world where Krishna Consciousness people live . . .

* A la Recherche du Temps Perdu Note: Jeremy Irons is an attractive man who is making a career of embodying attractive men in films made from long novels. There was "The French Lieutenant's Woman" and "Brideshead Revisited." Now he has signed to play Swann, the protagonist in one of the longest novels of all: Marcel Proust's "Remembrance of Things Past." For the past 20 years filming Proust has been the obsession of Nicole Stephane, who has only disappointment and Harold Pinter's script to show for it. Volker Schlondorff, who won an Oscar for his film "The Tin Drum," will direct . . .

* Go West Note: In recent years, under the artistic direction of Jack O'Brien, San Diego's Old Globe Theater has become the West Coast's hot theatrical shop. Close enough to Los Angeles to attract hot talent, it is far enough away to avoid the pressures of the Hollywood community. Last week a production of "The Skin of Our Teeth" by Thornton Wilder opened. Among those in the cast are Sada Thompson, Harold Gould, Blair Brown, Rue McClanahan and John Houseman. Houseman, however, does not make his money the old-fashioned way; his performance is on tape . . .