Up until now, all advertising and promotional material for Netflix‘s upcoming Ted Bundy film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile has had a curious bent to it, preferring to show off Zac Efron‘s turn as modern history’s most infamous criminal as a charismatic rogue who just happened to do a little killin’ on the side. But that’s all out the window in the new trailer released this morning.
Gone are the previous jaunty 70s backing tunes, replaced instead with sinister music stings and unnervingly tight shots on a barely-held together Bundy in prison, visitor phone practically boring a hole through his own skull.
The trailer shows off the far darker elements of Efron’s Bundy, eschewing much of the charisma and animal magnetism Bundy was infamous for possessing in favour of portraying him as more of a really, really crook bloke. Which, frankly, feels extremely long overdue.
As an added bonus, there’s an extended look at the one-and-only John Malkovich in his portrayal of presiding Judge Edward Cowart, who imposed the death penalty on Bundy.
That’s more bloody like it to be perfectly honest.
The extended cast of the movie also includes Lily Collins, Jim Parsons, Haley Joel Osment, Kaya Scodelario, and Jeffrey Donovan.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile is scheduled to hit Netflix screens (as well as selected cinemas) on May 3rd.
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