When it was announced that acclaimed indie director Nicolas Winding Refn (Valhalla Rising, Drive, Only God Forgives) was attached to The Bringing, a horror-film history of Los Angeles's Cecil Hotel, anticipation was high. Winding Refn had never directed a pure horror film before, and given his twisted and blood-soaked aesthetic, he seemed tailor-made for the project. But then, Winding Refn backed off the project suddenly, and interest in The Bringing dropped off just as quickly. However, it now seems that the film may have a director again. The question is... is anyone still interested?
According to Deadline, Jeremy Lovering, director of In Fear (2013), is in negotiations to direct this horror movie version of hot potato. The film itself will focus specifically on the strange death of Cecil Hotel visitor Elisa Lam, who was found dead in the building's rooftop water tanks in February of 2013. Lovering's In Fear was big on tension (for the most part), so he could bring his own special flair to The Bringing. Lovering also directed the third season premiere of hit BBC series, Sherlock, so he definitely has that going for him.
The Cecil Hotel has also been the site of multiple suicides and served as the home base of The Night Stalker, serial killer Richard Ramirez. So despite the complications in bringing The Bringing to theaters, there is still a chance that this film could be seriously creepy!