A horror movie based on the death of 21-year-old Elisa Lam is slated to be made in Hollywood.
"The Bringing", a spec script written by Phillip and Brandon Murphy, and championed by producer Michael De Luca ("American History X", "The Social Network") has been acquired through a competitive process by Sony Pictures, Deadline.com revealed Wednesday.
The plot involves a private investigator who is hired to look into a mysterious murder and discovers the hotel is harbouring a dark and sinister past, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Lam, who was from Vancouver, was found in one of four rooftop tanks that hold the water supply for the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles almost three weeks after she was reported missing. A worker, who was checking a complaint about low water pressure, discovered her body. Lam had last been seen at the hotel on Jan. 31, 2013.
During their investigation, L.A. police released surveillance video of Lam acting strangely in the hotel elevator.
Her death was subsequently ruled accidental by the Los Angeles County Coroner.
Lieut. Fred Corral told The Huffington Post B.C. that the cause of death was, "accidental due to drowning, other significant conditions: bipolar disorder."
Earlier on HuffPost:
Jan. 26, 2013 - Arrival In L.A.
21-year-old <a href="http://www.lapdonline.org/newsroom/news_view/52943">Elisa Lam</a> of Vancouver, B.C. arrived in L.A. on Jan. 26. The University of British Columbia student was travelling by herself.
Jan. 28, 2013 - Hotel Check-In
Lam checked into the Cecil Hotel in <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/02/06/elisa-lam-missing-vancouver-la-disappearance_n_2632632.html">downtown Los Angeles</a> on Jan. 28. She was set to check out on Feb. 1, reported KTLA.
Jan. 31, 2013 - Last Seen Alive
Lam was last seen alive in the lobby of the Cecil Hotel on Jan. 31. She had been in contact with her family daily. Her <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/02/06/elisa-lam-missing-vancouver-la-disappearance_n_2632632.html">disappearance was called "suspicious"</a> by police.
Feb. 8, 2013 - Friend Calls Lam "Caring"
Friends called Lam a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/02/08/elisa-lam-vancouver-student-missing-los-angeles_n_2647593.html">caring and conscientious woman</a>. She had been travelling alone in California. Police said her reason for travelling in the state was "unclear."
Feb. 14, 2013 - Troubling Video Released
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/02/14/elisa-lam-missing-video-la-vancouver_n_2688168.html">LAPD released</a> a troubling video captured from the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Zq4LmWiDiC0">Cecil Hotel's elevator surveillance</a> camera of Lam behaving strangely.
Feb. 19, 2013 - Body Found
On Feb. 19, Lam's body was discovered by a worker in one of the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/02/19/elisa-lam-dead-missing-vancouver-body-found-la_n_2719564.html">Cecil Hotel</a>'s four water tanks on the building's roof. They were checking a complaint about low water pressure.
Feb. 20, 2013 - Guests Leave Hotel After Lam Found
A man, left, leaves the Cecil Hotel with belongings as Michael and Sabina Baugh, both 27, of Plymouth, England, wait for transportation as they leave the hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Feb. 20. Early Tuesday, police discovered the body of a Canadian woman at the bottom of the historic hotel's water tank, weeks after she was reported missing. The Baughs, on a 14-day tour package, had been there eight days and had showered in and drank the water. The couple's tour operator was less than cooperative in finding them other accommodations.
Feb. 21, 2013 - Autopsy Complete
An autopsy on the body was completed on Feb. 21, but the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/02/21/elisa-lam-autopsy-missing-la-die_n_2736358.html">cause of death</a> has been "deferred pending additional tests," said Ed Winter, L.A. Country assistant chief coroner.
Feb. 26, 2013 - Class-Action Lawsuit Filed
Two former guests file a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/03/01/elisa-lam-case-cecil-hotel-lawsuit_n_2793453.html?1362186011">class-action lawsuit</a> against the Cecil Hotel after Elisa Lam's body was found in a water tank.
Jun. 20, 2013 - Cause Of Death Confirmed
Elisa Lam died of "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/06/20/elisa-lam-death-accidental_n_3474116.html" target="_blank">accidental due to drowning, other significant conditions: bipolar disorder</a>," confirmed Los Angeles County Coroner.