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Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam To Become Horror Film Called 'The Bringing', Because That's a Gerund We Haven't Used Yet

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After what Deadline labeled a competitive bidding situation, Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to The Bringing, possibly the only remaining title for a horror film now that someone already took The Shuddering. The film reportedly deals with LA's Cecil Hotel, the residence Richard Ramirez and Jack Unterweger famously laid their heads between serial killing people. That's not the focus here, though. The pitch from Brandon and Phillip Murphy sees a man running into spooky stuff when investigating the death of Elisa Lam, the Canadian student who a year ago was found dead in the hotel's rooftop water tanks. Her case became an internet controversy when the Cecil's elevator video turned up online (below) and showed Lam acting inexplicably bizarre just before her death. There are various theories about what happened to her, but this film may be the first to suggest that we have the dark, mysterious forces of bringing to blame.

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