Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Amanda Harding.
The Hundred Acre Wood from the classic children's book "Winnie the Pooh"
is about to become a nightmare.
Fans of the fictional teddy bear created by English author A. A. Milne were shocked to see the trailer released for the new horror movie, "Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey."
This new project will twist the innocent childhood tale into a grotesque story that's not suitable for children.
The trailer shows a grown-up Christopher Robin returning to his childhood home only to discover Pooh and Piglet have become deranged, bloodthirsty killers after Robin abandoned them and went to college. They murdered Eeyore and Tigger at some point and, per the trailer, are seeking to continue their killing spree. They target their former friend and college girls staying in a nearby cabin. One scene shows the murderous pair mixing blood and honey together in a giant vat.
Development for the film began when the original book became a public domain work in the United States in January 2022, meaning Disney no longer held exclusive film rights to the characters from the 1926 novel as it originally did.
The movie is being directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield, produced by Jagged Edge Productions, and distributed by ITN Studios and MovieCompany.
Frake-Waterfield told Variety in May, "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."
The film has been met with mixed reactions since it was announced, with many fans predicting it will be a giant fail.
Producer Scott Jeffrey and director Frake-Waterfield had a chat with TMZ, saying their inbox was "absolutely flooded"
with hate mail from Winnie the Pooh fans, who accused them of ruining the original story. He said there was no in-between and that people either loved the new project and were excited about its release, or claimed the horror film's existence was "destroying their lives."
The duo mentioned that other projects are in the works as well, including a potential new spin on Thor, since Marvel does not own the name of the Norse god, and a new version of Peter Pan where Neverland is a "circus."