The trailer showcases the characters on their rampage, revealing more of the twisted interpretation of A.A. Milne’s beloved characters.
Winnie the Pooh is now more of blood and less of honey.
The first trailer for Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey just dropped and it's right to say that the honey-obsessed bear is now obsessed with blood. A nearly two-minute trailer dropped on Wednesday of director Rhys Waterfield’s unexpected and now anticipated horror retelling of A. A. Milne’s 1926 famed collection of children’s short stories.
"Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, we were friends for many years, and they're out there"— IGN (@IGN) August 31, 2022
Watch the disturbing new trailer for Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, which takes a violent new turn on the classic story. pic.twitter.com/IRMtrJazDD
The trailer opens with Christopher heading back to 100 Acre Wood after leaving his friends to go to university. He's brought along his partner, but Winnie and Piglet aren't too pleased to see him. But the place where he once played with the likes of Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and more, has become a dark, abandoned nightmare. "We used to be friends, why are you doing this? I would have never left, I swear," Christopher is later seen pleading to the now-feral duo.
Despite Mary’s pleas for them to leave, Christopher declares, “I really need to find out what’s happened here.” What he discovers is the frightening outcome of years of abandonment. As Christopher’s visits became more infrequent, his friends grew more hungry. Without the influence of their human friend, the two turn feral, seeking prey and stalking the humans near their homes. The trailer showcases the characters on their rampage, revealing more of the twisted interpretation of A.A. Milne’s beloved characters.
Foi divulgado o trailer de ‘Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey’, terror slasher do Ursinho Pooh.pic.twitter.com/gfXscN5B8P— CINEMA 505 (@CINEMA505) August 31, 2022
Waterfield, who also wrote and co-produced the film, told Variety that “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” will see Pooh and Piglet as “the main villains…going on a rampage” after being abandoned by a college-bound Christopher Robin. “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,” Waterfield continued. “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.”
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, which Waterfield runs with co-producer Scott Jeffrey, made the film, and ITN Studios have already signed on to distribute it.
The movie stars Craig David Dowsett and Chris Cordell as Winnie and his best friend Piglet. The film also stars Amber Doig-Thorne, Maria Taylor, Danielle Ronald, Natasha Tosini, May Kelly, and Natasha Rose Mills