Deadline has reported that Sony is currently in negotiations with director Jeremy Lovering (In Fear) to helm their upcoming project The Bringing. Lovering will direct from a screenplay penned by Brandon and Phillip Murphy (Transference). Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson) was rumored to be in consideration to direct but is no longer involved.
The script is loosely based on actual events that occurred at The Hotel Cecil in Los Angeles. The hotel was once home to serial killer Richard Ramirez and has been the site of several suicides. It is also the building where Elisa Lam was found dead in the water tanks above the property. The script focuses on the events after Lam’s death. It follows a detective trying to solve the case who quickly discovers he’s in for much more than he bargained for. Security cam footage from The Hotel Cecil elevator shows Lam’s strange behavior just moments before her death. The footage went viral in the days after her death and has become a topic of much discussion since.
Currently attached as producers are Daniela C. Cretu and Matthew Tolmach. The script was developed under Cretu’s First Born Films banner.
According to Deadline, the project is a top priority for Sony. Thus we should expect to see the film begin production sooner rather than later. We will keep you in the loop as more details about the project are unveiled.