This upcoming dark take on Winnie The Pooh has sparked interest online, securing it theatrical releases in many major markets.
The idea of Winnie The Pooh in a horror slasher has captured the imagination to the point where the upcoming low-budget movie at the centre of the discussion looks to have secured theatrical releases in most major territories, including the UK .
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. The resultant film is called Winnie The Pooh: Blood And Honey. None of this is made up.
Images and a subsequent trailer for the project were widely circulated online and as a result, the film is set to show across hundreds of screens in the US whilst here in the UK, Altitude have picked up the film for distribution. The interest in the project has also seen the production undergo reshoots, whilst a sequel and an equally dark version of Peter Pan have been announced by the producers of Winnie The Pooh: Blood And Honey too.
As for the plot? In what must be the most perfectly-crystallised encapsulation of a dark, gritty legacy story, Pooh and Piglet were abandoned by Christopher Robin as he heads to college, having to make their own way in the world. As you can imagine, things don’t go well.
The film is set to release in February. If you’re still intrigued to know more, you can catch the trailer below.
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