Breaking free from the clutches of Disney, AA Milne’s first “Winnie the Pooh“stories entered the public domain earlier this year. Now, inevitably, some of Milne’s most beloved characters will take part in many murders.
Jagged Edge Productions, a UK-based independent film studio, recently released images from their upcoming slasher film. “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” On Instagram. Apparently, the tale will effectively transform the Hundred Acre Wood into the Hundred Acre “Cabin in the Wood”.
“I wanted to do something original. Many horror concepts / villains are the same, werewolves, ghosts, vampires, zombies, “director Rhys Waterfield, who also wrote and co-produced the film, told HuffPost.” This really excited me because it was so different. . I was mainly inspired by ‘Wrong Turn’ for the film, but the two villains are a little smarter in that. “
Waterfield offered HuffPost a synopsis of his film.
“Pooh and Piglet experienced a drastic drop in food as Christopher [Robin] grown over the years [they] he became hungrier and wilder. Eventually they had to eat Eeyore to survive, “reads Waterfield’s description.” Christopher returns to find that his old wild friends are no longer what they seem. After seeing Christopher, Pooh and Piglet go on a rampage and eventually they target a country hut, where a group of girls from the university are staying.
Filming on the film wrapped earlier this month, but Waterfield explained that due to the excitement the images have generated online, they are speeding up the post-production process and are hoping to get the film out in a month or two. .
“We’re working on post-production, so no official trailers yet,” he told HuffPost. “We had hoped to wait a while to release everything.”
While the images in the stills are terrifying, it is – al Very at least – a comfort to see Pooh fully dressed and finally embrace the concept of pants.
In fact, Waterfield said Variety there is a reason for that. Milne’s early stories are now out of copyright, but Disney still retains exclusive use of their own interpretations of Pooh Bear and his friends. “We tried to be extremely careful,” Waterfield told the outlet. “We knew there was this borderline and we knew what their copyright was and what they had done. So we’ve done everything we can to make sure [the film] it was based on the 1926 version only.
This is why some beloved characters, such as Tigger, will not be featured in the slasher film. Variety reports that there will be a scene with Eeyore’s tombstone, but – sorry, diehard horror fans – her gruesome murder won’t even be detailed in the film.