(NEXSTAR) – Oh, trouble – Winnie the Pooh and Piglet, loveable characters many people grew up with, are about to bear an alarming twist.
A brand new horror movie, “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey,” is taking the web by storm. While few particulars can be found about it, the movie’s IMDb web page calls it “a horror retelling of the famous legend of Winnie-The-Pooh.”
“The film ‘Wrong Turn’ was a big inspiration for me,” author and director Rhys Frake-Waterfield tells Nexstar. “Wrong Turn” follows a bunch of pals mountain climbing the Appalachian Trail who encounter a group that has been dwelling within the mountains for years, in line with IMDb.
“I then decided to pick a concept which isn’t just a generic werewolf, zombie, ghost,” Frake-Waterfield defined. “I went with Winnie because it’s so bizarre and has so much potential to be creative and include some fun horror moments. For example, Piglet in this story keeps someone chained up at all times in their den, because he likes to have someone to ‘maul’ whenever he desires. The two eat out [of] a giant honey pot and massive [trough]. They are really fun to put in situations. They enjoy making other people suffer and, if hungry, they eat them.”
How did these two cute characters turn out to be one thing out of your nightmares? A scarcity of care from Christopher Robin, in line with Frake-Waterfield, prompted them to turn out to be “increasingly hungry and feral.”
“Eventually they had to eat Eeyore to survive. Christopher returns and discovered his old feral friends are no longer what they seem. Upon seeing Christopher, Pooh and Piglet go on a rampage and eventually target a rural cabin, where a group of girls from university are staying.”
The movie was shot close to the unique inspiration for the Hundred Acre Woods – Ashdown Forest in East Sussex – and produced by Jagged Edge Productions, which Frake-Waterfield runs with co-producer Scott Jeffrey.
While nonetheless photos from the movie have been launched – you possibly can see them within the slideshow beneath – a trailer gained’t be launched for about three months, in line with Frake-Waterfield. The movie itself is predicted to be launched within the closing months of 2022. Where the movie might be accessible for viewing hasn’t but been decided, Frake-Waterfield says.
A.A. Milne’s authentic tales of Winnie-the-Pooh, first revealed in 1926, grew to become public area earlier this yr. This means anybody can create any adaptation with out getting permission from Disney. There are exceptions, just like the character Tigger, that stay underneath copyright as a result of they have been added after 1926.
Disney hasn’t but expressed any issues in regards to the movie, Frake-Waterfield tells Nexstar.
KXAN’s Billy Gates contributed to this report.