Winnie The Pooh Horror Director, wants a Twisted Cinematic Universe of childhood Fairy tales. Rhys Frake-Waterfield, director of “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey,” has announced his intention to create a shared universe of horror-themed retellings of fairy tales.
The director’s film, which features a gory take on the beloved Winnie the Pooh, was a success, earning half a million dollars worldwide on a limited budget. In addition to Winnie the Pooh, Frake-Waterfield has plans to create horror versions of Bambi and Peter Pan.
In an interview with SFX, Frake-Waterfield discussed his vision for Bambi, referring to the character as “Bambi with anger.” He stated that the creature would be a monstrous, bipedal deer that kills many people.
In contrast, he told The Hollywood Reporter that the Peter Pan-related project, “Neverland Nightmare,” would feature a Tinker Bell who is no longer innocent but instead is obese and recovering from drug use.
Frake-Waterfield also spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about his desire to create a shared universe of these horror fairy tale retellings. He explained that the idea is to imagine all the stories taking place in the same world, leading to the possibility of crossovers.
He has received many requests from fans who want to see Bambi face off against Winnie the Pooh, and he has many other ideas for horror adaptations of classic fairy tales and urban legends. He wants to build a twisted alternate reality that is synonymous with childhood memories.