Though one could argue that Nicolas Winding Refn has already made a number of horror films, he now looks poised to tackle the genre in earnest—on a big studio movie, no less. Deadline reports that the Drive director is in early talks to helm The Bringing, a haunted hotel pic for Sony Pictures. The idea for the film was spurred by the strange death of a woman at the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles who was found in the water tanks. Video surfaced of the woman acting erratically in the hotel elevator, and the Cecil has been home to a number of suicides over the years. The event inspired Brandon and Phillip Murphy to pen a script on spec revolving around a man investigating a death at the hotel, only to find himself stumbling into a nightmare.
Hit the jump for more on the project and Refn’s current slate.