Sony Picks Up Horror Spec 'The Bringing'

Matt Tolmach will produce the film, which is based on the true story of a mysterious murder at a downtown L.A. hotel.

Sony has picked up a horror spec script called The Bringing by Brandon and Phillip Murphy. Sources say that there was a lot of interest in the project from several companies.

Matt Tolmach will produce, along with Daniela Cretu.

Sources say the spec was bought $300,000 against $700,000.

The story, based on true events, follows a private investigator who is hired to investigate a mysterious murder at a downtown Los Angeles hotel, uncovering its dark supernatural history. The style of the film is described as in the same vein as The Shining and The Conjuring.

The spec is based on the story of Elisa Lam, the woman found dead in a water tank at the Cecil Hotel. Her strange behavior was captured in elevator cameras ahead of her death.

The Murphys are repped by WME.