– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Other the course of the past week-plus, a lot of Netflix viewers have watched the Netflix original docu-series The Ted Bundy Tapes, which chronicled the serial killings of (you guessed it) Ted Bundy. This stirred up a lot of interest for Ted Bundy, and apparently got a lot of viewers thirsting over the dude, so much so that Netflix had to put out a tweet scolding them for lusting after a serial killer.

This past week, the film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which chronicles the crimes of Ted Bundy, premiered at Sundance. The film stars Zac Efron as well as Lilly Collins, Haley Joel Osment, Kaya Scodelario, John Malkovich, Jim Parsons, and Angela Sarafyan, and is directed by Joe Berlinger, the man also responsible for The Ted Bundy Tapes.

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The movie led to a big bidding war between STX and Lionsgate, but Netflix walked away with domestic and many international rights for the biopic, which were acquired for a whopping $9 million sum. They will reportedly even be pushing for an awards-season push for the film later this fall.

It’s always a bit odd reporting on this stuff right now, knowing we won’t be seeing any of it for several months — and that we may very well even be talking about this in reference to the Oscars this time next year, but I guess that’s just how things work sometimes Will next year be Zac Efron’s year to take home an Oscar? I’m sure Netflix is hoping so.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.