Haven't had a chance to post something about this, but I am way weirded out by this movie news... Sony Pictures is making a horror film based on the mysterious death of Canadian tourist Elisa Lam, whose body was found inside a rooftop water tank in downtown Los Angeles.
Mysterious death of Elisa Lam inspires Sony Pictures film project
Lam, 21, was missing for several weeks before her body was discovered on the roof of the Cecil Hotel. Her death was ruled an accidental drowning, but hotel elevator surveillance video that showed Lam acting oddly -- plus the hotel's infamous past -- fueled wild internet conspiracy theories about how she died.
The Bringing, a horror script written by Brandon and Philip Murphy, is inspired by the strange circumstances behind Lam's death, and the grisly, sordid history of the Cecil Hotel:
The spec's basis is on a woman, Elisa Lam, who was found dead in the water tanks on the roof of the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles. That's the place that killers like Richard Ramirez called home at one time or another, and where suicides have occurred. Footage of Lam's bizarre, inexplicable behavior in an elevator before her death became a massive Internet sensation, and this has been turned into the story of the man investigating her death, and the nightmare he stumbles into.For those looking for definitive answers about Elisa Lam's death, this movie probably won't offer anything remotely close to the truth. But the entire case is bizarre -- the kind of thing that inspires movies. It's not surprising that a studio would jump on it. It just feels weird because the case is still fresh in so many people's minds.
More here: Sony Pictures Wins Fright Spec 'The Bringing'; Mystery Revolving Around L.A.'s Cecil Hotel