“I just want always to be a little boy and to have fun.”
Those words from Peter Pan may take on a whole new meaning if the filmmakers behind the upcoming horror twist on another children’s classic–Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey–have their way.
Other beloved fantasy characters that have lapsed into the public domain may soon become fodder for bizarre retellings. Rhys Frake-Waterfield, the writer/director of the new Pooh horror movie, recently told TMZ that similar projects are in the planning stages–most notably one involving Peter Pan.
“Essentially, we’ve been doing that for the last year now,” he said. “Humpty Dumpty and other things like that, and there were other ideas we had in mind.”
For example, Frake-Waterfield said, “Thor isn’t the property of Marvel, so we could do own own interpretation of that if we wanted. We have loads of others planned as well–so we’re doing a Peter Pan one.”
Producer Scott Jeffrey expounded on that idea, saying Peter Pan “will be very fun because Neverland will be like a circus, and it will be kind of a freak show. We’ll be taking a tormented look at some of those characters, such as Tinkerbell. She will be in there.” Is nothing sacred?
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey–which does not yet have a release date–is described as “a horror retelling of the famous legend of Winnie the Pooh”. The film stars Craig David Dowsett as Pooh Bear, Chris Cordell as Piglet and Nikolai Leo as Christopher Robin.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey–as well as updates on any future horror adaptations of kiddie fare.