Jeremy Lovering, Not Nicolas Winding Refn, to Direct 'The Bringing'
Earlier this summer, a report surfaced saying Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn was in early talks to direct The Bringing, a spec script by Brandon & Phillip Murphy. The film was inspired by the mysterious tale of a young woman named Elisa Lam, who can be seen in a security video on an elevator in the Cecil Hotel in LA acting strangely before she disappeared and was found dead in one of the roof's water tanks two weeks later. However, when Refn revealed a month later that his next film would be his own I Walk with the Dead, we were skeptical he closed a deal for The Bringing. Now a new director has been chosen. Read on!
Deadline reports Sony Pictures is now in talks with Jeremy Lovering to direct The Bringing, a horror story taking place in the hotel where the killer Richard Ramirez lived at one point and several suicides have occurred. The disappearance of Lam has been one of the weirdest stories to come from the hotel, and that served as the catalyst for the story about a man investigating a death similar to that story, and the nightmare that he discovers. Lovering doesn't get us as excited about the project as Refn would have, but he's coming off his Sundance selected indie horror In Fear and an episode of the hit BBC series "Sherlock," so we might be looking at a promising new horror and suspense director.