MOVIE NEWS – The biopic about Ted Bundy: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile has published the first two official pictures of Zac Efron as the notorious murderer. The biopic will premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, with Efron posting his version of Bundy on social media to celebrate the Sundance announcement. Efron wasn’t the actor that many had in mind when the project first kicked off production, but he looks quite good as the serial killer, who charmed his way into his victim’s lives.
The first official image of Zac Efron as Ted Bundy from Extremely Wicked features the actor wielding a large knife to cut a child’s birthday cake. It’s a pretty bad image and the perfect way to announce the Sundance Film Festival premiere. The annual festival runs from January 24th through February 3rd next year, and while a specific date has not been revealed, it will premiere sometime at the end of January. The premiere date will more than likely be announced in the coming weeks.
— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) November 29, 2018
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— Zac Efron Swiss🇨🇭 (@ZacEfron_Swiss) November 29, 2018
Extremely Wicked is narrated through the perspective of Elizabeth Kloepfer, who was Ted Bundy‘s longtime girlfriend. While she later turned him into the police, she didn’t realize that he was a murderer while they were dating. It was only after she started to find bizarre items around her house and his apartment that she started to become doubting. After a few nights of not returning home, she saw a police sketch, which prompted her to contact authorities. While Bundy never hurt Kloepfer during the relationship, still, he did threaten her a few times.
According to those who knew Ted Bundy, he was actually a very charming and handsome man. There weren’t any outward indications that he would turn out to be a serial killer, rapist, and necrophile, though he did have some awful trust issues. It looks like Extremely Wicked will tell the charming story of Bundy, leading up to his gruesome acts. Bundy has only confessed to killing thirty women, but it’s believed that the actual number is much higher than that. He received three life sentences in two different trials and was executed on January 24th, 1989 at the age of 42-years old.
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Before he was sentenced, Ted Bundy could escape prison twice successfully. The first time, he left the courthouse and was loose in the mountains of Colorado for six days. Bundy later came up with a plan to escape the prison with a hacksaw, which he did and travelled to Chicago. The prison wasn’t even aware that he was gone for 24 hours. Extremely Wicked should make for a pretty crazy story, and it will be interesting to see how Zac Efron is accepted as the serial killer. While we wait to see for ourselves, you can check out the first official image from the movie below, thanks to the Film Stage Twitter account.