The upcoming independent horror film Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey is said to be a grim take on the original Winnie the Pooh tale, recasting the well-known characters as psychotic killers. The official trailer for the forthcoming horror film Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield, was released today by Jagged Edge Productions.
Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey was welcomed with a bemused shrug when it was initially unveiled in May. Everything else in the world may be speeding toward destruction, but that doesn’t mean you can’t turn AA Milne’s beloved teddy bear into a murderous maniac for the sake of a good horror movie. You’ve got my best wishes for success with this novel plan.
First Look At New Horror Film Called Winnie The Pooh Blood And Honey
Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey: In some cases, though, one’s heart’s desire is granted. If you thought Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey was just a joke that would never see the light of day thanks to Disney’s legal machine, think again. For better or worse, the first trailer for Blood and Honey has here, and it lives up to every expectation.
Like other boys, Christopher Robin grew up and moved on from his beloved boyhood toys and the Hundred Acre Wood to discover the wide world. While he was gone, Winnie the Pooh and Piglet were bitter and vindictive, allegedly living off the woodland animals while hatching evil plans to exact dreadful retribution on their former comrade. There is a massacre when Christopher Robin gets back to the house.
Waterfield, who also created and co-produced the film, claims that Pooh and Piglet play “the major villains…going on a rampage” in “Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey” after being abandoned by a college-bound Christopher Robin. When Christopher Robin is taken away from Pooh and Piglet, he stops feeding them, making life very tough for them.
Waterfield elaborated, saying, “Because they’ve had to fend for themselves so much, they’ve effectively gone wild.” This means that they’ve reverted to a more primitive state. They’re no longer domesticated; instead, they behave more like a bear and pig looking for food.
The movie was filmed in under ten days in England, close to where Milne got the idea for his fictional Hundred Acre Wood in the “Winnie the Pooh” books and stories: Ashdown Forest. Although Waterfield did not want to disclose the slasher picture’s budget, he warned that viewers “shouldn’t be expecting this to be a Hollywood-level production.” It was produced by Waterfield and Scott Jeffrey of Jagged Edge Productions, and ITN Studios has already signed on to distribute the picture (the release date is TBD).
The most complex issue, according to Waterfield, was finding the right mix of terror and comedy, given the concept. As the director puts it, “it’s effortless to go down a line where nothing is terrifying, and it’s just incredibly ludicrous and highly, like, foolish when you attempt to produce a picture like this, and it’s a bizarre premise. And we were hoping to find something in the middle.
Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey: The only thing keeping me up at night is if Disney will have anything to say about “Winnie the Pooh Blood and Honey,” what with all the sudden attention it’s received. Disney still has the only right to use their Pooh Bear and pals adaptations, despite Milne’s early works no longer being protected by copyright. ‘We’ve tried to be careful,’ Waterfield added. We knew the distinction between the two and were familiar with their copyright and actions. Therefore, we restricted the film’s inspiration to the 1926 version as much as possible.
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Piglet wears all black in Waterfield, and Pooh Bear no longer sports his trademark red t-shirt. This is why Tigger and the other characters still protected by copyright cannot appear, albeit Pooh and Piglet visit the grave of Eeyore, the war, etched donkey they ate to satisfy their hunger.
Waterfield assured the audience that they would not confuse their viewing with anything the Walt Disney Company produced. “There’s no way anyone will assume this is a child’s version of it when you see the cover, trailers, stills, and all that.”