Sony Pictures has decided not to move ahead with ‘The Bringing’, according to THR. The film has also lost its director Jeremy Lovering (Sherlock).
As for the film’s lack of a studio, it shouldn’t be a problem for long. Several studios are already interested, including Lionsgate, Paramount and New Line.
The film’s filming date is big part of the discussion. Star Michael Pena only has a certain window to do the film. Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, the duo behind the horror film ‘Starry Eyes’, penned the most recent version of the script and will be taking over the project that follows a man (Pena) is investigating a woman’s strange death at the hotel.
Inspired by the real-life story of Elisa Lam, a 21-year-old-woman who was found dead in the water tank of the Cecil Hotel in 2013. Just before her mysterious death, security cameras filmed Lam in its elevator behaving strangely. The footage and her story have since become well known. She was reported missing by her parents. After residents begin complaining of foul tasting and bad smelling water, a hotel worker found her body in the water tank, naked. She had been in the tank for over two weeks.
To get to the water tower she had to make it through 2 locked security doors, which were found still locked, before climbing 15 feet to the locked hatch. You will see the final moments of her life, captured inside the elevator, in the video below.