You might be thinking, ‘Hey! Didn’t we just get a trailer for a Ted Bundy movie the other day?’, and the answer is yes, but Elijah Wood’s No Man of God is just one of two films focusing on the infamous serial killer making their way to theaters and VOD in the very near future.
In fact, both projects are even releasing less than two weeks apart. No Man of God is arriving on August 27th, but Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman is landing on the 16th with Chad Michael Murray in the lead role. While he might not seem like the most obvious candidate to embody such a fearsome figure, people set the same thing about Zac Efron before he gave what was arguably the best performance of his career in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, so we should give the former teen heartthrob the benefit of the doubt for now.
There’s some notable talent attached to American Boogeyman with extensive experience in the horror genre, so we may be getting a scarier spin than many of the other re-tellings of Bundy’s notorious murder spree. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers writer Daniel Farrands at the helm, and he also directed The Haunting of Sharon Tate and The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, while Insidious stalwart and all-round legend Lin Shaye lends support.
Interestingly, Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman is only half of a two-part event that looks to be the start of an ambitious anthology series, as Farrands also writes and directs American Boogeywoman: Aileen Wuornos, which sees Peyton List inhabiting the role that won Charlize Theron an Academy Award, and it releases on the very same day.