If the ultra-low budget Winnie the Pooh: Blood And Honey continues to be successful, we can expect a nightmarish team-up of our childhood favourites.
The idea of Winnie The Pooh in a horror slasher seems to have captured the imaginationm to the point where Winnie The Pooh: Blood And Honey, the upcoming low-budget movie that has sparked such interest looks to have secured a theatrical releases in lots of major territories, even if it is for just one day.
When the rights to the beloved bear entered the public domain earlier this year, Jagged Edge Productions leapt in to reinvent Pooh and his pals from loveable companions into feral, murderous creatures who are hellbent are hunting down and violently destroying all who enter their domain. Here in the UK, Altitude has picked up the film for distribution and it will be getting a physical disc release too.
The interest in the British project has reportedly spawned lots of investment in a sequel and an equally dark version of Peter Pan has been announced by the producers of Winnie The Pooh: Blood And Honey too. That one is set to feature an ‘obese Tinkerbell’ who is ‘recovering from drugs.’
Writer/director Rhys Frake-Waterfield has previously revealed plans to reinvent Bambi as a ‘vicious killing machine’ but it seems that at some point, a Godzilla vs. Kong-style face-off is planned: “The idea is that we’re going to try and imagine they’re all in the same world,” Frake-Waterfield told The Hollywood Reporter, “so we can have crossovers,” he says. “People have been messaging saying they really want to see Bambi versus Pooh.”
The ultra-low budget film has already grossed over $1m and is set to make more when it releases in the US and other territories. We’re still not sure if it will get a limited theatrical release over here but Altitude is releasing that Blu-ray, which you can order here.
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