Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey hasn’t even been released yet, but the creative team behind it is reportedly looking at other public domain characters, with the intent of turning them into an equally horrifying version as they have had with Pooh and co.
If the trailer for the upcoming Pooh film is anything to go by, it’s safe to say that the minds of the director and writer have a unique knack for taking our favorite childhood heroes and turning them into villainous and terrifying characters, so what’s to say this wouldn’t extend to other properties?
Winnie the Pooh and Other Properties On The Horizon
Speaking in a recent interview with TMZ, when asked about the potential for future properties getting a similar treatment, director Rhys Waterfield had this to say:
“Like with you know like Humpty Dumpty and things like that and there was there was other ideas we had in mind. For example like Thor, the the Norse God isn’t the property of Marvel so we could do kind of our own interpretation of that if we wanted. It didn’t have the same ring as Winnie did so we went on Winnie and did that. We’ve got loads of other ones planned as well so like we’re doing a Peter Pan one.”
Producer Scott Jeffrey added:
“Peter Pan will be very fun because Neverland will be like a circus and it will be kind of a freak show. We’ll be taking a tormented look at some of those characters such as Tinkerbell, she will be in there.”
When compared to Winnie the Pooh, the characters of Neverland and their eclectic, magical nature would play right into the hands of the two driving forces behind the new direction of Pooh and their friends. With the public domain being inundated with previously copyrighted characters, their choices aren’t exactly limited, and it’s a unique enough genre that they could monopolize it before the big production companies take note.
All of these future adaptations rely on Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey being a success. So once that’s released, we’ll no doubt have a bigger idea and better understanding of the type of films the duo is going for, and hopefully some concrete news regarding their next venture whether that’s Humpty Dumpty, Thor, Peter Pan, or something else. My vote is for something based on the Roald Dahl books, or one of the older animated shows like Recess, or even cannibalistic Teletubbies going mad from the constant and maddening Baby-faced Sun.