The life and crimes of former math professor turned serial killer Ted Kaczynski, aka the Unabomber, has been the subject of books and film/TV projects ever since his arrest in 1996, but Tony Stone’s film Ted K appears to be the first movie to serve as a character study of the infamous terrorist.
Ted K’s new trailer offers an extended look at Sharlto Copley (District 9, Free Fire) as Kaczynski. The trailer has a slow-burn thriller vibe as we gradually watch this deeply troubled, isolated man violently react to noisy, disruptive civilization infringing on his wilderness solitude.
Living alone in a wooded cabin without electricity, Kaczynski targeted those he deemed a threat to the environment because of their ties to or support of tech or industrialization. He killed three people and injured 23 over 17 years; he’s currently serving eight consecutive life terms in prison without the possibility of parole.
Ted K will be available in theaters and On Demand on February 18.