Back in February we learned that Sony Pictures had snatched up the rights to THE BRINGING, a horror spec script written by Brandon and Phillip Murphy based on the incredibly freaky, real-life death of Elisa Lam. While there was already a ton of potential with bringing that story to life, the film just got a whole hell of a lot more interesting today as Deadline reported that Nicolas Winding Refn (DRIVE, ONLY GOD FORGIVES) is in early talks to take the helm.
What’s interesting about all this is that Refn, who is usually courted for projects, actually sought this one out. Apparently the dude really wants to make a straight-up horror flick as the site states that he is a horror connoisseur who badly wants to make a terrifying film. I think we can all agree that the horror genre would love to see what Refn brings to the table, and the freaky as shit story of Elisa Lam would be one hell of a place to start.
Below is a video of Lam’s strange, final moments alive. Enjoy the chills!