News Bits: Mission, Hateful, Halloween, Habits

Mission: Impossible 5
Production is in full swing on the upcoming fifth “Mission: Impossible” film with location shooting taking place this weekend in Vienna, Austria. Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin and Ving Rhames also star in the film which is currently targeting a Christmas 2015 release.

Director Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise were on hand to scout locations on the roof of Vienna’s State Opera House with filming at the location to take place this Saturday during the night. [Source: The Local Austria]

The Hateful Eight
Earlier this afternoon a report popped up on Collider that Jennifer Lawrence is in talks to do Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight”. The Wrap has since got in touch with her publicist who “confirmed she’s not doing this project”.

Halloween: The Next Chapter
Producer Malek Akkad tells STYD that this week’s report about the next “Halloween” film being titled “Halloween: The Next Chapter” is false:

“We’ve been getting a lot of e-mails/tweets/Facebook messages lately about a project called Halloween: The Next Chapter. It seems that’s the latest buzz surrounding the next Halloween film and again it’s just not true. As we stated before, a new installment of Halloween is indeed in on track and moving forward and we are currently developing a script, to finally bring Michael back to the theaters.”

Untitled Nicole Holofcener Project
Nicole Holofcener (“Enough Said”) is set to write and direct an adaptation of Ted Thompson’s novel “The Land of Steady Habits” for Fox Searchlight. Anthony Bregman will produce.

The story follows a sixty-year-old man named Anders Hill who abandons his career and family for a new life. He quickly learns that the very world he rejected may be the one he needs, and sets out on a journey to reconcile the past with the present. [Source: The Wrap]