Friday 25 November 2022 11:56 PM Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey director set to remake BAMBI as a horror film trends now

Friday 25 November 2022 11:56 PM Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey director set to remake BAMBI as a horror film trends now
Friday 25 November 2022 11:56 PM Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey director set to remake BAMBI as a horror film trends now

Friday 25 November 2022 11:56 PM Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey director set to remake BAMBI as a horror film trends now

The director behind Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey is planning a horror take on 1942 classic Bambi - with a new film entitled Bambi: The Reckoning.

The independent horror film about the beloved storybook characters in Hundred Acre Wood going on a killing spree wowed fans - and director Rhys Frake-Waterfield is hoping a 'Bambi on rabies' take on the classic tale will have the same reception.

The original Disney children's classic and 1928 book told a tale of love, life and loss for young fawn Bambi, with the film's most heart wrenching  moment coming when Bambi's mother is shot by hunters.

Say what? The director behind Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey is planning a horror take on 1942 classic Bambi (pictured) - with a new film entitled Bambi: The Reckoning

Say what? The director behind Winnie The Pooh: Blood and Honey is planning a horror take on 1942 classic Bambi (pictured) - with a new film entitled Bambi: The Reckoning

However, viewers familiar with the doe-eyed Bambi  will be in for a shock as  director Scott Jeffrey - who will work alongside executive producer Frake-Waterfield, said the deer will represent the antler/human body hybrid seen in Netflix's The Ritual.

He told DreadCentral: 'The film will be an incredibly dark retelling of the 1928 story we all know and love. Finding inspiration from the design used in Netflix’s The Ritual, Bambi will be a vicious killing machine that lurks in the wilderness. Prepare for Bambi on rabies!”

The announcement comes hot on the heels of another horror remake - earlier this month  Frake-Waterfield revealed  he is planning new film Neverland Nightmare, around wholesome character Peter Pan.

Peter Pan, the iconic free-spirited young boy who can fly and never grows up, has frequently been portrayed on screen, but this will mark only his second outing as a horror character, after Robbie Kay's malevolent portrayal in Once Upon a Time.

Shock horror: Director Rhys Frake-Waterfield is hoping a 'Bambi on rabies' take on the classic tale with the deer modelled on the monster in 2017's The Ritual (pictured) will be a success

Shock horror: Director Rhys Frake-Waterfield is hoping a 'Bambi on rabies' take on the classic tale with the deer modelled on the monster in 2017's The Ritual (pictured) will be a success

The announcement comes as Frake-Waterfield revealed a sequel to Blood and Honey is in the works, as well as a one-day theatrical release.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals Fathom Events will release the slasher film in US theaters on February 15, while Altitude has acquired rights for the U.K.

A.A. Milne's original Winnie The Pooh stories came into the public domain earlier this year after its copyright expired in January, but care was taken to avoid getting into any trouble with Disney, which still has copyright over its own version of the bear, as well as all films and images associated with them, according to Variety.

In order to achieve this, filmmakers traded the red shirt Pooh wears in the Disney films for a lumberjack outfit. They also did not include various characters still under copyright, such as Tigger.

Wow: The announcement comes hot on the heels of another horror remake - earlier this month Frake-Waterfield revealed he is planning new film Neverland Nightmare, around wholesome character Peter Pan

Wow: The announcement comes hot on the heels of another horror remake - earlier this month Frake-Waterfield revealed he is planning new film Neverland Nightmare, around wholesome character Peter Pan

Oh dear: The independent horror film about the beloved storybook characters in Hundred Acre Wood going on a killing spree wowed fans

Oh dear: The independent horror film about the beloved storybook characters in Hundred Acre Wood going on a killing spree wowed fans

'Christopher Robin is pulled away from them, and he's not [given] them food, it's made Pooh and Piglet's life quite difficult,' Waterfield told Variety of the film's

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