Nicolas Winding Refn Circling Elisa Lam-Inspired Horror Film

nicolas_winding_refn_34482​Okay, so I'll own up to making fun of The Bringing for its ludicrous title. And I still think it's silly and an opportunistic cash-in to draw similarities to The Conjuring (and every other horror film that looks like The ___ing). What follows, however, is a pretty damn cool update.

Deadline is reporting that Nicolas Winding Refn is in talks with Sony to direct The Bringing. The script, written by Brandon and Phillip Murphy, was written on spec and the subject of a bidding war earlier this year.

It's inspired by the Elisa Lam case in which the young woman was found dead in a water tower perched on the roof of the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles. Video surveillance (seen below) showed her acting strangely the night she died. The video went viral and it's anyone's guess as to what happened to her because there was no sign of foul play involved.

I'd love to see a Refn-directed horror film. He's given us some pretty great movies: BronsonValhalla RisingDrive and Only God Forgives. He's also attached to produce a remake of Maniac Cop.