Sony buys horror movie script based on Elisa Lam's death
Nick Wells, CTV Vancouver
Published Thursday, February 27, 2014 6:28PM PST
Last Updated Friday, February 28, 2014 3:14PM PST
Sony Pictures has reportedly bought a script based on the death of Elisa Lam, the former UBC student who was found dead in Los Angeles last year.
The script, written by Phillip and Brandon Murphy, focuses on a man investigating Lam's death who then gets drawn in to further mysteries, according to Deadline.com.
The project, currently titled “The Bringing,” is described as a horror movie.
A former friend of Lam’s, who asked to remain anonymous, said he’s disappointed to see Lam’s death trivialized.
“Hollywood looks like they're trying it capitalize on it while it's fresh,” he said.
Lam was found dead in a water tank on top of the Cecil Hotel in February of last year after going missing in January. The county coroner's office later ruled the 21 year-old’s death as an accidental drowning.
Surveillance video showed her acting strangely in a hotel elevator, pushing several buttons, hiding in a corner and then peering into the hallway.
Authorities listed Lam’s bipolar disorder as a significant condition in her death. Toxicology tests turned up no signs of foul play or drug use, and the coroner declared the file closed.