Mysterious deaths are not a new thing, obviously. But when said death occurs at a hotel with a history and comes complete with a very strange video of the deceased captured right before whatever it is that happened to them happened, well, that’s something that will garner lots of attention.
One example of this is Elisa Lam, a 21-year-old student from Canada who was visiting Los Angeles one year ago. Not long after arriving, Lam went missing, and eventually her body was discovered inside one of the rooftop water tanks of the Cecil Hotel—tanks which were difficult to access and were located in an area protected by a locked door and alarm system. Her death was ruled an accident, but it understandably remains a mystery thanks in part to a video released of Lam acting eerily in an elevator in the hotel.
Now this mystery has inspired a new horror movie project titled The Bringing, which has been acquired by Sony Pictures and Matt Tolmach Productions. Continue reading for more, and to see the video of Lam acting strange in the elevator and a news report about the mystery.
The deal for The Bringing is for a spec script written by Brandon Murphy and Phillip Murphy. It will follow the man investigating the woman’s mysterious demise, and the unthinkable horror he stumbles into while trying to figure out what happened.
For much more on the mystery of Elisa Lam and some of the unsettling coincidences associated with what happened, you can head right here.