1:01pm PT by Borys Kit
Michael Pena Horror Thriller Not Moving Ahead at Sony, Being Shopped (Exclusive)
Sony Pictures will not be bringing The Bringing.
The studio has decided not to move ahead with the project, a horror film that has Michael Pena attached to star.
But for those involved with the project, the loss will be short-lived, as multiple suitors are already lining up, among them Lionsgate, New Line, Paramount and STX Entertainment. A start date will be part of the discussion, as Pena has a window to make the film.
Jeremy Lovering (Sherlock) is no longer on board to direct. Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, the duo behind the 2014 horror thriller Starry Eyes, are now poised to take over. They also did a recent rewrite on the script.
The project is inspired by a woman named Elisa Lam, who was found dead in 2013 in a water tank on the roof of the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles — but not before the security camera in the elevator recorded her behaving oddly. The footage later went viral.
The script centers on a man (Pena) who is investigating a woman's death, set in the notorious Cecil Hotel.
Matthew Tolmach will produce with Daniela Cristina Cretu.
The studio had no comment.