Drive and Only God Forgives helmer Nicolas Winding Refn is in talks to helm The Bringing at Sony Pictures, Deadline reports. The supernatural horror project arrives from an original spec script by Brandon and Phillip Murphy.
The Bringing is loosely inspired by the mysterious death of Elisa Lam. Lam's body was discovered in a water tower on the roof of Los Angeles' Cecil Hotel in February of 2013. Footage was later released from an elevator security camera that shows Lam interacting with a seemingly invisible entity. Although the script for The Bringing is not said to focus on Lam in any way, it is set at the same hotel and follows a man investigating a similarly mysterious death.
Matt Tolmach will produce The Bringing alongside Daniela Cretu of First Born Films.