Voltage Pictures has scored the rights to American Boogeyman, the untold story of the detective and rookie FBI profiler that hunted Ted Bundy.
Daniel Farrands (Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers) both wrote and directs American Boogeyman starring Chad Michael Murray (House of Wax) as the infamous serial killer.
“Set in a gritty and decadent 1970s America, American Boogeyman follows the elusive and charming killer and the manhunt that brought him to justice involving the detective and the FBI rookie who coined the phrase “serial killer.”
Ted Bundy is such a fascinatedly divisive character and is the true personification of evil,” said Voltage Pictures president and COO Jonathan Deckter.“Murray is so talented and expertly captures Bundy’s charm and seductive nature, traits that the notorious killer exploited to win the trust of his victims as well as society. It’s fantastic to continue working with the very gifted Lucas and Dan on this feature and bring engaging narratives to the screen.”
Lin Shaye (Insidious, The Grudge) and Holland Roden (Sony’s Escape Room 2, MTV’s Teen Wolf) will also star.
Lucas Jarach (The Haunting Of Sharon Tate), Daniel Davila (Knife Fight), and Farrands (The Haunting In Connecticut) produce with Alan Pao (The November Man) and Luke Daniels (Under The Silver Lake) executive produce.
American Boogeyman will open in theaters nationwide on August 16, 2021, via Fathom Events.
American Boogeyman is not the only movie about Bundy headed your way, No Man of God, starring Elijah Wood is also coming, featuring the Lord of the Rings actor as FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier.