“Oh, brother” everyone’s favorite cuddly bear isn’t craving honey anymore, he wants blood! A couple of months ago we reported that a rather bizarre Winnie-the-Pooh, adaptation is in the works, which sees the bear turn into a deranged serial killer. Well, the first trailer of Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey, is finally out, and let’s say…it’s something.
The film which is yet to receive a release date sees Winnie (played by Craig David Dowsett) and Piglet (played by Chris Cordell) seek revenge against their old buddy Christopher Robin (played by Nikolai Leon), who decides to leave for college after abandoning them.
The trailer opens with an older-looking Christopher Robin and his fiancé, returning to Hundred Acre Woods, to celebrate Robin’s engagement with his friends. Little does he know that in the meantime, Pooh and Piglet have gone feral, after being abandoned by their friend. What follows is the same formulaic-looking slasher flick, which sees the beloved childhood duo leaving a trail of bodies behind them.
If you think this is too dark of a project for Disney to take on, you’d be surprised to know Winnie the Pooh and Piglet are now in the public domain and are open to being used in projects like this one. In a recent interview, director, Rhys Waterfield explained the reasoning behind his absurd flick, saying “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,” said Waterfield, adding, “But also, making sure it’s still good. It’s gonna be a high priority.”
He also went on to mention that the movie was in production for 10 days in England, near Ashdown Forest, the location which was the location for A. A. Milne’s Hundred Acre Wood. When speaking about the Disney adaption, Waterfield said, “No one is going to mistake this. When you see the cover for this and you see the trailers and the stills and all that, there’s no way anyone is going to think this is a child’s version of it.”
That said, here’s how the internet has been reacting to the trailer