Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey was made on a shoestring budget, but the filmmakers will be able to go much further with the sequel.
Before its big release, the horror movie parody Winnie the Pooh: blood and honey It has been a viral sensation. The first images, released last year, created a lot of interest in the film. Many were intrigued, curious to see how the character, capable of being included in the film after falling into the public domain, would come off as a homicidal maniac. Others who were fans of the more innocent version of Pooh imagined by Disney weren’t so thrilled, as some suggest it ruins childhood. Regardless, the film has gotten a lot of people talking, leading to a planned theatrical release for the film.
In a new interview with THR, the filmmakers talk about how the project came to be and what comes next. Director Rhys Frake-Waterfield and producer Scott Jeffrey detailed how there were many challenges making this film on such a limited budget, but things will be a little different when it comes to developing a follow-up film. Regarding the previously announced sequel, Frake-Waterfield says the budget will be five times bigger than that of the first film, giving the filmmaker much more creative freedom with what Pooh and Piglet can do in the next film. He’s teasing that the sequel will be even wilder than this first installment.
“A lot of people love the first one,” explains the director. “But I know what we can really do with the second one and how we can make it even more fun and silly.”
the plan is for Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 will be released in February 2024. Frake-Waterfield will begin writing the sequel later this month, as well as preparing for a Bambi parody horror film with Jeffrey, a film that has been described as Jurassic Park satisfies Bambi.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 will be even wilder
Rhys Frake-Waterfield wrote and directed Winnie the Pooh: blood and honey. The film stars Nikolai Leon, Craig David Dowsett, Chris Cordell, Maria Taylor, Natasha Rose Mills, Amber Doig-Thorne, and Danielle Ronald.
The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
The days of adventure and joy have come to an end, as Christopher Robin, now a young man, has left Winnie-The-Pooh and Piglet to fend for themselves. As time passes, feeling angry and abandoned, the two go wild. After tasting the blood, Winnie-The-Pooh and Piglet set off in search of a new food source. It isn’t long before his bloody rampage begins.
Winnie the Pooh: blood and honey will be shown in theaters starting February 15 via Fathom Events. You can watch an official trailer below.