This past week images for an upcoming horror film based on the ever popular character Winnie the Pooh. The images for the film went viral on social media, receiving a rather mixed reception with some loving the idea and others hating it. No matter if you love or hate it the knowledge that the film exists is out there, thus bringing potential viewers.
After the images went viral the director for the film, Rhys Waterfield, shared his response to the online reception:
“Because of all the press and stuff, we’re just going to start expediting the edit and getting it through post production as fast as we can. But also, making sure it’s still good. It’s gonna be a high priority.“
During an interview Waterfield went into detail on the plot for the film since not much was known with just the images:
“Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey will see Pooh and Piglet as the main villain, going on a rampage after being abandoned by a college-bound Christopher Robin. Christopher Robin is pulled away from them, and he’s not given them food, it’s made Pooh and Piglet’s life quite difficult.“
“Because they’ve had to fend for themselves so much, they’ve essentially become feral. So they’ve gone back to their animal roots. They’re no longer tame: they’re like a vicious bear and pig who want to go around and try and find prey.“
Waterfield also talked about balancing Horror with Comedy:
“When you try and do a film like this, and it’s a really wacky concept, it’s very easy to go down a route where nothing is scary and it’s just really ridiculous and really, like, stupid. And we wanted to go between the two.“
Also the reason why Eeyore does not appear is due to Pooh and Piglet eating him off-screen due to starvation. Still no sign of Rabbit either.
When this film eventually releases it will definitely be talked about. So much so that Disney will probably try to do what they can to either silence the film or try to promote their own version to draw people away from the horror version.
What do you think? Is this film something you’re interested in seeing?
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