Despite suffering chilling paranormal encounters himself whilst filming Only God Forgives, director Nicolas Winding Refn is in negotiations with Sony Pictures to terrify audiences with The Bringing.
After a fierce clash of the studio titans last February, Sony picked up the rights to the Brandon and Phillip Murphy penned screenpla, heavily influenced by the shocking true story of 21-year-old Canadian student Elisa Lam. Video surveillance footage taken from inside a lift at LA’s Cecil Hotel showed Lam acting erratically two weeks before she was found dead in a water tank on the hotel’s roof.
Whilst the film itself does not deal with the aforementioned case it will follow a man “investigating a death at the hotel, and the nightmare he stumbles into.” Although only in early talks, if an agreement is reached between Winding Refn and Sony The Bringing will mark the director’s first venture into out-and-out horror territory.
We’ll leave you with the widely circulated video of Lam’s strange behaviour in the lift. As Winding Refn is reported to have reached out to Sony for this project we can only assume he saw the footage which promptly lead to itchy dialing finger syndrome.
If we left you intrigued as to what exactly happened to Winding Refn whilst filming Only God Forgives he discusses it in a recent interview we conducted with him here.