Zac Efron in First Trailer for 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil & Vile'
"There are things you don't know, that will shock you beyond your worst nightmare." Voltage Pictures has debuted the first official trailer for the indie drama Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which is premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival this weekend. This trailer is timed with that debut to bring some extra buzz to this film, which is still searching for US distribution at Sundance. This is the story of Ted Bundy, one of the most notorious serial killers of all time. A chronicle of his crimes, told from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years. Starring Zac Efron as Ted, and Lily Collins as Liz, with a cast including Kaya Scodelario, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan, Dylan Baker, Haley Joel Osment, and Jim Parsons. It doesn't look as dark or as vile as expected, perhaps that's the point - flipping things on its head to show us another side.
Here's the first trailer for Joe Berlinger's Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, on YouTube:
1969. Ted (Zac Efron) is crazy-handsome, smart, charismatic, affectionate. And cautious single mother Liz Kloepfer (Lily Collins) ultimately cannot resist his charms. For her, Ted is a match made in heaven, and she soon falls head over heels in love with the dashing young man. A picture of domestic bliss, the happy couple seems to have it all figured out … until, out of nowhere, their perfect life is shattered. Ted is arrested and charged with a series of increasingly grisly murders. Concern soon turns to paranoia—and, as evidence piles up, Liz is forced to consider that the man with whom she shares her life could actually be a psychopath. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is directed by American producer / filmmaker Joe Berlinger, director of the film Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, as well as many TV projects and lots of documentaries previously. The screenplay is written by Michael Werwie. This is premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival this month. It's still seeking distribution and no release has been set yet. Thoughts?
I'm not too keen on this "rockstar persona" marketing push. Dude was a serial killer. Not something to be "revered" or "glamorized" in my mind. That being said, Efron is a solid actor and the director made two of the most compelling documentaries I've ever seen. His Paradise Lost series is what got me into documentaries in the first place. I'm kind of disappointed in the trailer, but to be honest, I'm interested for the talent involved.
THE_RAW_ on Jan 25, 2019
He does look like so many golden boys nowadays. Which probably makes him scarier. And not only him ...
shiboleth on Jan 25, 2019
At least he finally had his date with Ol' Sparky.
DAVIDPD on Jan 25, 2019
While watching the trailer I couldn't get a handle on what angle they were coming from on this Bundy thing or what their take or intentions were in making this film about the guy. Whatever it was the trailer didn't pique my interest in wanting to see the movie. I also think the title is lame and misses whatever they are trying to do by coming up with such a title.
thespiritbo on Jan 25, 2019
The casting of Zac Efron already had me disinterested in this, but now this annoying trailer really has me turned off. Ted Bundy was a dweeby Dick Cavett-looking creep, not the guy from High School Musical. SMH at actually including a scene to once again show off Efron's washboard abs.
cuckoozey on Jan 26, 2019
Bundy was a vile piece of shit.
ElBischoff on Jan 27, 2019
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