The viral craze that has become Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, a new non-Disney related project is finally getting a theatrical release. Well, there’s more non-Disney related horror to come as the team behind blood and honey attacks Peter Pan.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Blood and Honey director Rhys Waterfield is currently in development on Peter Pan: Neverland Nightmarea horrifying take on the classic fairy tale.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey serves as a horror retelling of the Winnie-the-Pooh books by AA Milne and EH Shepard, and follows the two anthropomorphic characters Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet as they become bloodthirsty murderers after Christopher Robin has them dropped out for college. Development of the film began when the first Winnie-the-Pooh book became a public domain work in the United States on January 1, 2022, meaning The Walt Disney Company no longer owns the exclusive film rights to the characters. represented for the first time in the book. .
The synopsis is as follows, During his childhood, Christopher Robin befriended Winnie the Pooh, Piglet and their friends, playing games and also providing them with food. As he grew, these visits became increasingly rare, as did the food supply, which made Pooh and the others increasingly hungry and desperate. When Christopher went to college, the visitations stopped completely, which made Winnie and Piglet completely wild and unhinged, resulting in Eeyore and the others being killed and eaten at one point. Now Christopher has returned to the forest alongside his new bride, hoping to introduce her to his old friends. Feeling betrayed, this leads them to go on a murderous rampage for human flesh as they go against a group of female university students who occupy a rural cabin.
The film was announced on May 24, 2022 and received mixed reactions as it garnered wide attention due to its concept involving a character who had earned a reputation as a “beloved childhood icon”. The film is produced by Jagged Edge Productions and distributed by ITN Studios and MovieCompany. The film is set to be released on February 15, 2023.