Yes you read it correctly. The beloved honey loving bear we all adored growing up is being transformed into a murderous serial killer. Of course, this would never be allowed to see the light of day when Winnie The Pooh was owned by Disney. However, after the original stories transferred into public domain you could technically recreate Pooh however you want. So why not as the most terrifying thing imaginable?
Filming for Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey wrapped earlier this month, and the first stills showing a demonic Pooh and Piglet about to pounce on a scantily-clad young woman relaxing in a hot tub have already set the internet on fire.
In an interview with Variety, director Rhys Waterfield said the response to the stills has been “absolutely crazy.” “Because of all the press and stuff, we’re just going to start expediting the edit and getting it through post production as fast as we can,” said Waterfield. “But also, making sure it’s still good. It’s gonna be a high priority.”
The film was shot in 10 days in England, not far from Ashdown Forest, the inspiration for Milne’s imaginary Hundred Acre Wood in the Winnie the Pooh stories. Although Waterfield declined to reveal the budget for the slasher flick, he said audiences “shouldn’t be expecting this to be a Hollywood-level production.” Jagged Edge Productions produced the film, and ITN Studios have already signed on to distribute it. A release date has not been set but one thing is for certain, we won’t ever look at that bear the same again.