Here’s a new twist on a classic children’s book. There’s a new horror film, “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey”. The new film reimagines the beloved children’s book character as a serial killer. At least that’s what it says on the film’s IMDB page – “A horror retelling of the famous legend of Winnie the Poo.”
We don’t know much about the storyline, except that judging by the pictures, Winnie and Piglet will be killing people. There’s no mention of Christopher Robin or the other inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood. This whole thing is starting to remind me of Florida Man stories.
But what about copyrights, how can they do this? Well, according to ign, “Winnie the Pooh is almost synonymous with Disney at this point after the studio turned A.A. Milne’s classic children’s books into a collection of movies and the recent Christopher Robin film. Until now, Disney had the exclusive rights to the character… but Milne’s work entered the public domain earlier this year, meaning that anyone can now adapt those classic characters as they see fit.”
So since it’s now public domain, anyone can remake the original Winnie The Pooh into any interpretation they see fit? Oh bother.