Nicolas Winding Refn to direct horror The Bringing

Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn in talks to direct haunted hotel movie The Bringing

Nicolas Winding Refn directs Ryan Gosling in Drive

Nicolas Winding Refn is in talks to direct haunted hotel movie The Bringing for Sony.

Deadline reports that the director of Only God Forgives and Drive actively sought out the script about “a man investigating a death at the hotel, and the nightmare he stumbles into.”

The site reports that the film was inspired by “a widely circulated video of a young woman who displayed erratic behavior in an elevator at the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles, the place where such killers as Richard Ramirez called home at one time or other, and where numerous suicides have occurred. The woman, Elisa Lam, was found dead in the water tanks at the roof of the hotel.”

Refn has had one foot in the horror genre for a while now, with Carey Mulligan-led all-female horror I Walk With The Dead in development, producing the upcoming Maniac Cop remake, and the delirious horror overtones of Only God Forgives, but Deadline notes that the director “badly wants to make a terrifying film.”

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