Based on AA Milne’s beloved children’s classic Winnie the Pooh entered the public domain at the beginning of the year, director Rhys Frake-Waterfield was quick to jump at the opportunity by turning the iconic characters of the Hundred Acre Wood into slasher villains. Looks like Frake-Waterfield isn’t done mining our public domain childhood, which THR reports that his next project will be a twisted horror take on Peter Pan.
We don’t know much about them Peter Pan horror film, only that it gets the title Peter Pan: Neverland Nightmare. As for Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, the upcoming film has received quite a bit of attention since it was first announced. In fact, the increased interest has allowed Rhys Frake-Waterfield to expand production with additional shots as well as develop one Blood and honey successor. The film will also be released in hundreds of theaters across the United States on February 15 through Fathom Events. THR reports that Altitude has snapped up the film for the UK, while Cinemex will release the film in several hundred theaters in Mexico, with Cineplex handling the Canadian release.
The director has previously stated this Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey will follow Pooh and Piglet as they go berserk after being abandoned. “Christopher Robin is pulled away from them and he is not [given] their food, it has made Pooh and Piglet’s life quite difficult,” said Frake-Waterfield. “Because they’ve had to fend for themselves so much, they’ve essentially gone wild. So they have gone back to their animal roots. They are no longer tame: they are like an evil bear and pig that will go around trying to find prey.“
What other figures in the public domain could use the horror transformation?