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This is a side of “Winnie the Pooh” that no one has seen before.
Director Rhys Waterfield is turning the beloved classic into a slasher film, titled “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey.”
A synopsis reads: “Pooh and Piglet experienced a drastic drop in food when Christopher [Robin] he grew up, so over the years he became more and more hungry and wild. Eventually, they had to eat Eeyore to survive.”
After posting stills from the film, including one of a girl in a hot tub with Pooh and Piglet sneaking up behind her, Waterfield said Variety the response has been “absolutely crazy”.
“Because of all the press and stuff, we’re going to start ramping up editing and moving into post-production as fast as we can,” Waterfield shared. “But also, making sure it stays good. It’s going to be a high priority.”
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The film will see Pooh and Piglet as “the main villains…going on a rampage” after being dumped by Christopher Robin, who is headed to college.
The filmmaker, who also wrote and co-produced the film, said of the plot: “Christopher Robin walks away from them and it’s not [given] gives them food, has made Pooh and Piglet’s life quite difficult.
“Because they’ve had to fend for themselves so much, they’ve essentially gone feral,” he continued. “So they have returned to their animal roots. They are no longer tame: they are like a vicious bear and pig who want to run around and try to find prey.”
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Waterfield told the publication: “When you’re trying to make a movie like this, and it’s a really crazy concept, it’s very easy to go down a route where nothing is scary and it’s really ridiculous and really stupid. And we wanted to go between the two.”
He said of anyone who cared about people comparing the movie to the Disney version: “No one is going to confuse this. [for Disney].
“When you see the cover of this and you see the trailers and the stills and all that, there’s no way anyone would think this is a kid version.”