Sometimes our favorite characters from childhood television series are adapted in different formats such as movies or even merchandise and video games. In this case, Winnie the Pooh, a honey-loving bear, will be adapted into a film for which “adorable” is not the correct adjective, but “terrifying”. The next film Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, is directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield, based on the novel Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne, published in 1926. The upcoming film will premiere on February 15, 2023. Here is everything we know so far about Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey.
What is Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey about?
During his childhood years, Christopher Robin became friends with Winnie the Pooh, Piglet and their friends, they used to play and eat together. While Robin was growing up, these visits became less frequent and also food supplies. As a consequence, Pooh and the rest of the friends became hungry and desperate. When Christopher started going to university, the visits stopped completely, so Pooh and Piglet went completely crazy and unhinged, killing and eating Eeyore and the rest of their friends. Christopher Robin returns to the forest with his wife to introduce him to his old friends, but they, feeling betrayed, lead them to commit rampant murders for human flesh.
Who is part of the cast?
- Amber Doig-Thorne as Alice
- Maria Taylor as Maria
- Danielle Ronald as Zoe
- Natasha Tosini as Lara
- May Kelly as Tina
- Paula Coiz as Mary
- Natasha Rose Mills as Jess
- Craig David Dowsett as Winnie the Pooh
- Chris Cordell as Piglet
- Nikolai Leon as Christopher Robin
In 2022, a Winnie the Pooh based horror film adaptation was announced. Disney retains exclusive rights to the depictions of these characters from their own franchise, the first Winnie the Pooh book went into the public domain last year. Rhys Frake-Waterfield waited for the end of the copyright lapsed and began the production of Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, with this film, Frake-Waterfield is marking his directorial debut.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey’s filming
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey was shot in the Ashdown Forest located in East Sussex, England. Jagged Edge Productions produced the film alongside ITN Studios, who distributed it. The crew was careful to avoid some iconic characteristics of each character, like Pooh’s red shirt, in order to keep away from Disney’s depictions that could pose a copyright issue. Filming wrapped over a period of ten days.