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'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile' Will Hit Sky Cinema Next Month

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'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile' Will Hit Sky Cinema Next Month

A new trailer for the controversial Ted Bundy film, Extremely, Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile is here, and it looks chilling...

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Zac Efron has been widely praised for his portrayal of the notorious serial killer following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, however others have criticised the film for 'romanticising' the killer.

In the trailer, we see Bundy using his charm to deceive people, like his long time girlfriend Elizabeth Kloeper, played by Lily Collins, as well as several clips from his trial, in which he famously defended himself against several of the murders.

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A new trailer has dropped for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Credit: Voltage Pictures
A new trailer has dropped for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Credit: Voltage Pictures

A synopsis of the film reads: "Ted (Efron): handsome, smart, charismatic, affectionate. Liz (Collins): a single mother, cautious, but smitten. A picture of domestic bliss, the two seem to have it all figured out.

"That is until Ted is arrested and charged with a series of increasingly grisly murders. As concern turns to paranoia, Liz is forced to consider how well she knows the man she shares a life with and, as the evidence piles up, decide if Ted is truly a victim, or actually guilty as charged."

Shortly before his death, Bundy confessed to killing upwards of 30 young women in girls between 1974 and 1978, however many believe the total could actually be far higher.

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Some feel Efron's portrayal of Bundy could potentially glamorise the serial killer. Credit: Voltage Pictures
Some feel Efron's portrayal of Bundy could potentially glamorise the serial killer. Credit: Voltage Pictures

Director Joe Berlinger, who also helped produce Netflix's The Ted Bundy Tapes: Confessions of a Killer, says that people who believe the film risks glorifying him are making a 'knee-jerk reaction.'

"I think the idea of this particular story, making a movie about Bundy, equals glorification of him is a very naive and knee-jerk reaction," he told Bustle.

"Because if you actually watch the movie, the last thing we're doing is glorifying him. He gets his due at the end, but we're portraying the experience of how one becomes a victim to that kind of psychopathic seduction."

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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile will available on Sky Cinema in the UK on 3rd May.

Featured Image Credit: Voltage Pictures

Topics: TV News, Ted Bundy, TV Entertainment, Netflix

Emma Rosemurgey
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