The new horror film Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, based on the out-of-copyright book characters, would have Winnie and Piglet go on a murderous rampage after eating Eeyore.
Director Rhys Frake-Waterfield discussed the plot of the impending horror adaption in an interview with Variety, which has captivated social media in recent days. After Christopher Robin abandons them to go to college, Pooh and Piglet become the primary villains, going on a rampage in Blood and Honey.
The director said, “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.”
“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. And we wanted to go between the two,” he further added.
Other characters, such as Tigger, will not appear in the film, according to the director. To avoid copyright issues, the team had to make sure that even Pooh and Piglet were based on the 1926 version of Winnie the Pooh from A. A. Milne’s stories. Disney still has the rights to its own renditions of the characters.
In Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, Craig David-Dowsett portrays Winnie, and Chris Cordell plays Piglet, alongside Gillian Broderick, Amber Doig-Thorne, Maria Taylor, and Danielle Ronald. Rhys Frake-Waterfield wrote and directed the film, which is based on A.A. Milne’s classic children’s books.