About the movie:
Rhys Frake-Waterfield is the director and writer of the upcoming independent slasher movie Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey. The story follows the anthropomorphic characters Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet. As they turn into bloodthirsty murderers after Christopher Robin abandons them to go to college in this horror adaptation of A. A. Milne’s 1926 book Winnie-the-Pooh. The Walt Disney Company no longer held the exclusive film rights to the original book’s characters. Therefore, production on the movie started after the book’s public domain status in the US was established in January 2022.
So, the storyline of the horror film follows an adult Christopher Robin as he goes back to the 100 Acre Wood where he left Pooh and Piglet. Only to find that they have turned into violent psychopaths who are out for his blood. So, Christopher hasn’t figured any of this out, as the teaser makes clear. Instead, he’s decided to take his fiancee on his first trip back to his old haunts, where he’s sure the pals he left behind are looking forward to enjoying his arrival.
The director Waterfield said in a statement to Variety:
“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.”
He also added:
“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,”
As well as he said:
“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,”
When the teaser released on Wednesday. It immediately attracted a lot of attention, receiving at least 1.9 million views on Twitter at the time of publication.
However, until now we still do not have any official release date.