OK, now this is just wrong.
It seems that the 1926 A.A. Milne children’s classic Winnie-the-Pooh lapsed into public domain at the start of the year, and Jagged Edge Productions has decided to capitalize by twisting the honey-loving bear and his friends into bloody killers. If you don’t believe that, check out the first images of the film–courtesy of movieweb.com–on this page.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey–which does not yet have a release date–was written and directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield and is described as “a horror retelling of the famous legend of Winnie the Pooh.”
Waterfield told Variety that Pooh and Piglet are the “main villains” of this film, who “go on a rampage” after being abandoned by a college-bound Christopher Robin. The beloved characters “essentially become feral,” the filmmaker said, “and have gone back to their animal roots. They’re like a vicious bear and pig who go around and find prey.”
The film–shot in just 10 days in England–stars Craig David Dowsett as Winnie and Chris Cordell as Piglet, along with Amber Doig-Thorne, May Kelly and Maria Taylor.
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