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 is more non-Disney-related horror to come as the team behind Blood and Honey is tackling Peter Pan.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Blood and Honey director Rhys Waterfield is set currently in development on Peter Pan: Neverland Nightmare, a horror take on the classic fairy tale.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey serves as a horror retelling of A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard’s Winnie-the-Pooh books, and follows the two anthropomorphic characters Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet as they become bloodthirsty murderers after Christopher Robin abandons them for college. Development for the film began when the first Winnie-the-Pooh book became a public domain work in the United States on January 1, 2022, meaning that The Walt Disney Company no longer holds the exclusive film rights to the characters first depicted 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 grew more infrequent, as did the food supply, causing Pooh and the others to grow increasingly hungry and desperate. When Christopher went to college, the visits stopped completely, causing Pooh and Piglet to become completely feral and unhinged, resulting in Eeyore and the others getting killed and eaten at some point. Now, Christopher has returned to the forest alongside his new wife, hoping to introduce her to his old friends. Feeling betrayed, this results in them going on a murderous rampage for human flesh as they antagonize a group of university girls who are occupying a rural cabin.
The film was announced in May 24, 2022, and was met with mixed reactions as it drew widespread attention due to its concept involving a character that had garnered a reputation for being 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