We’ve previously heard that director Rhys Frake-Waterfield’s movie Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey will be getting a theatrical release though Fathom Events in the US on February 15th… and now Fathom Events has announced that, due to popular demand, they will be giving Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey a nine day release in more than 1500 theatres nationwide! The film will be showing on the big screen from Wednesday, February 15th through Monday, February 23rd.
A.A. Milne’s 1926 children’s book Winnie-the-Pooh and the characters in it lapsed into the public domain at the start of this year, and that’s how Frake-Waterfield was able to make this movie happen, no permission required. The filmmaker explained to Variety that Pooh and Piglet (go) on a rampage after being abandoned by a college-bound Christopher Robin. “Christopher Robin is pulled away from them, and he’s not [given] them food, it’s made Pooh and Piglet’s life quite difficult. Because they’ve had to fend for themselves so much, they’ve essentially become feral. So they’ve gone back to their animal roots. They’re no longer tame: they’re like a vicious bear and pig who want to go around and try and find prey.”
The film stars Amber Doig-Thorne (Heropanti 2), Maria Taylor (Perfectly Frank), Danielle Ronald (Curse of Bloody Mary), May Kelly (Easter Killing), Natasha Tosini (The Butterfly Beat), Marcus Massey (The Gradual Approach of the Evening), Gillian Broderick (I’m Still Here), Richard Harfst (Cannibal Troll), Natasha Rose Mills (Accident Man), Paula Coiz (The Leprechaun’s Curse), Danielle Scott (Prototype), and Bao Tieu (Conjuring the Genie), with Craig David Dowsett (Alien Abduction) as Winnie the Pooh and Chris Cordell (Spider in the Attic) as Piglet.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey is coming to us from Jagged Edge, whose other horror productions include The Curse of Humpty Dumpty, The Legend of Jack and Jill, The Wrath of Van Helsing, Return of Krampus, and Medusa.
Executive producer Stuart Alson provided the following statement about the film’s Fathom Events release: “We have been overwhelmed with the enthusiastic response from the public. From top media companies ranging from Rolling Stone magazine to USA Today to TMZ to individual comments on Reddit and YouTube—the world is craving Blood and Honey, and we’re thrilled to be teaming up with Fathom to deliver Winnie-The-Pooh as never seen before.“
Fathom Events’ Ray Nutt added: “This film has been on our radar for several months and audience engagement continues to increase at remarkable rates. We’re excited about our inaugural partnership with ITN to bring horror fans something never seen before in the horror genre. Buckle up.“
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