Writer/director Michael Goi (Megan is Missing) is set to direct The Elevator Game based on the popular urban legend. AMP International will handle world says for the film produced by Fearworks.
The supernatural horror, based on the eponymous online phenomenon, will follow Dale, a socially awkward teenager who discovers that the night his sister disappeared she had just played The Elevator Game. The ritual is conducted in an elevator, in which players attempt to travel to another dimension using a set of rules that can be found online. Ignoring the many online warnings, Dale resolves to follow and find her. But he discovers that the warnings are there for a reason and ‘The Woman On The 5th Floor’ is not what she seems.
The script for the film will be written by Travis Seppala (Captive).
Michael Goi is no stranger to genre filmmaking. He was DoP on American Horror Story throughout the series’ first five seasons and also wrote and directed Megan is Missing, a 2011 horror film that went viral last year after being rediscovered by TikTok-ers.
“What Psycho did for showers, The Elevator Game will do for lifts,” the director said in a statement. “I want the audience to be taking the stairs after they see this film.”
The Elevator Game is an interesting tale that seems to have originated in Korea. Its creepy instructions and the possibility of opening a door to another dimension sparked the imagination, and gained even more ground after online sleuths began to suspect that Elisa Lam was playing the game the night of her disappearance at the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles.
There is no word yet on casting for the film, but iHorror will keep you posted on those details as they become available. Have you ever played the Elevator Game? Let us know in the comments below!
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iHorror – Director Michael Goi will take on ‘The Elevator Game’ with AMP/Fearworks
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February 8, 2021