Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
New Tomorrowland Posters Land Online
UPDATE: New trailer soars in too
Zack Snyder Tweets New Batman Suit Picture
A better look at Ben Affleck's suit
It's Steve Carell Vs. Emma Stone In Battle Of The Sexes
They're on for the real-life tennis tale
Mitch Pileggi Signs Up For X-Files Reboot
'You big, bald, beautiful man.'
Billy Zane Is Back Back Back For Zoolander 2
He's a cool dude!
Wes Craven Rediscovers People Under The Stairs
And finds We Are All Completely Fine
Adrianne Palicki In Talks For Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Spin-off
Nick Blood is her likely co-star
James Wan To Conjure The Entity
Producing a remake of the 1981 horror
The Lego Batman Movie Leaps Over Ninjago
The Dark Knight will hit cinemas first. Cue the theme!
Adam Scott Has A Sexy Sleepover In The Overnight Trailer
Pizza night turns into something more...
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
30 March 2015
Desmond Harrington Finds The Neon Demon
Nicolas Winding Refn adds another actor as shooting starts
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Only God Forgives (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Drive (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Valhalla Rising (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Bronson (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Pusher 3 AKA I’m The Angel of Death
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Nicolas Winding Refn In Talks For The Bringing
He has his eye on the horror

15 May 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Nicolas-Winding-Refn-In-Talks-For-The-Bringing

You could make the argument that the violent intensity of the polarising Only God Forgives was Nicolas Winding Refn’s first toe in the bloody waters of horror, and it seems he’s itching to dive headfirst into the genre, eyeing a straight-up terror pitch in The Bringing.

Brandon and Phillip Murphy wrote the spec script, which Sony has snapped up after a brief, competitive bidding tussle. Their idea was inspired by a true-life video of a young woman named Elisa Lam, who was spotted behaving strangely in the lift of Los Angeles’ infamous Cecil Hotel. It’s a place with a dark history of suicide and where killers such as Richard Ramirez have lived. Lam’s story also ended tragically when her body was discovered in one of the building’s water tanks.

Though the Murphy’s script has nothing to do with her case, it does find a man investigating a death at the Cecil, and shows us the nightmare he finds there. Refn, in a change from his usual MO of accepting projects from others or developing his own movies, actually went after this one. It’s his second potential horror following his potential collaboration on I Walk With The Dead alongside playwright Polly Stenham.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Japanese Trailer For The Grudge 10 Online
It's The Beginning Of The End...
Cannes 2014: First Look At Nicole Kidman's Grace Of Monaco
'The first camp classic ever to open the festival'

Your Comments

RE: The video at the Cecil Hotel
Here is that creepy video of the girl acting strangely in the lift: /www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQcTuTXpj3c More

Posted by MissingLink101 at 09:58 on 15 May 2014 | Report This Post

Anything this man does is Yes. More

Posted by Oroborous at 07:39 on 15 May 2014 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for Ice Tea

Showrunner Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The truth about The Beatles and that lawnmower

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Breakdown
Everything you need to know about the second teaser

Podcast #157: Alan Rickman
From A Little Chaos to Die Hard and back again

From Hell! 22 Stalker Psychodramas
From fatal attractions to single white females

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon On The Town That Dreaded Sundown
The American Horror Story director on his cult slasher remake

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)