‘Drive’ director in talks to discuss horror movie inspired by viral video

Nicolas Winding Refn signs on for 'The Bringing'

Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn is in talks to direct new horror movie The Bringing, it has been confirmed.

Deadline reports that Refn will direct the film, which is based on a viral video of Elisa Lam, who was taped acting oddly in a lift at a hotel in Los Angeles before later being found dead in the water tank on the roof. See the video at the bottom of the page.

The Sony Pictures movie will include supernatural elements as it follows a man investigating Lam’s death.

The Amazing Spider-Man producer Matt Tolmach is working on the project alongside Daniela Cretu of First Born Films. Scriptwriters Brandon and Phillip Murphy wrote the initial script.

Refn’s last film was 2013’s Only God Forgives, featuring Ryan Gosling. His other titles include Valhalla Rising and Bronson.