It’s definitely not your father’s Winnie-the-Pooh.
The first trailer has hit the web for the horror movie Winnie-the-Pooh and Boy, It’s Wild.
Title Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honeythe film is said to follow a wild bear cub and piglet as they run amok after Christopher Robin ditches them to go to college.
It’s also apparent from the trailer that a group of young women on vacation in the countryside reunite at the end of Pooh and Piglet’s violent spree.
For those wondering how this film can be, its existence was made possible by AA Milne’s 1926 children’s book Winnie-the-Pooh which entered the public domain in the United States earlier this year.
That said, Pooh and Piglet’s versions of Blood and Honey can’t resemble Disney’s interpretation of the characters who are still copyrighted, hence why the pair look so different in the teaser below.
Asked about it in an interview with Variety, the film’s writer-director Rhys Waterfield said, “No one is going to get it wrong. [for Disney].”
Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey has no official release date but is said to be “coming soon” on DVD and video on demand.
You can check out its trailer below.
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In the meantime, here are some of the other big teasers that have been released in the past seven days across the film and TV world.
dead for a dollar
Clip via Quiver Distribution
Starting with the cinema, the legendary director Walter Hill (48 Hours, The Warriors) is directing this western with Christoph Waltz and Willem Dafoe which does not yet have an Irish release date but which will be released in the United States on September 30.
Clip via Prime Video
This horror about an immigrant nanny (Anna Diop) living in New York City whose American dream is threatened by a “violent presence” invading her dreams and reality hits Amazon Prime Video on December 16.
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Anthony Hopkins, Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern and Vanessa Kirby star in director Florian Zeller’s family drama (The Father) which will arrive in Irish cinemas shortly after its November 11 US release.
Bizarre: the story of Al Yankovic
Clip via Roku Channel
Daniel Radcliffe is Weird Al Yankovic in this satirical musical biopic which doesn’t have an Irish release date but will be released in the US on November 4.
Cyberpunk: Edge Runners
Clip via Netflix
Moving to TV, this animated series and Cyberpunk 2077 video game spin-off hits Netflix on September 13th.
The White Lotus Season 2
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Finally, HBO’s hit comedy-drama The White Lotus returns for a second season in October.