Bambi is getting a Winnie the Pooh style horror film
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The production company behind the smash hit Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey has set their sites on Bambi.
Yep, Bambi, the loveable deer whose mother died is set to be the star of a new film, made by Jagged Edge Productions and ITN Studios.
It will be directed by Scott Jeffrey, who produced the Pooh Bear slasher flick.
Check out the trailer for his previous work here:
While plot details for the new film are yet to be announced, Jeffrey has told fans to brace themselves for what looks set to be a killer plot.
Speaking about the new film, the director said: "The film will be an incredibly dark retelling of the 1928 story we all know and love. Finding inspiration from the design used in Netflix’s The Ritual, Bambi will be a vicious killing machine that lurks in the wilderness. Prepare for Bambi on rabies!" As reported by Dead Central.
Jeffrey will be joined by producer Rhys Frake-Waterfield, who directed Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey.
For those unfamiliar, the horror film saw everyone's favourite cartoon bear turn into a crazed killer.
Seriously, the plot sees Pooh and Piglet go on a violent rampage after Christopher Robin abandons them.
We even managed to have a chat with Winne the Pooh himself, actor Craig Dowsett, who said the film really packs a punch.
"When I first read the script I knew this was going to be special! It left me stunned, amazed, and excited."
"I then knew straight away that playing the role of Winnie the Pooh in this horror retelling was going to be an epic journey."
And what does that epic journey through the 100-Acre Woods entail?
Well, as Craig explained, it's pretty intense: "Viewers can expect a serious storyline with lots of violence and gore, not for the faint-hearted."
While there's no release date currently confirmed for the film, Craig teased that a follow-up could be within reach: "The director had already spoken of his desire to run a sequel so only time will tell with that, but yes I would definitely be interested in being a part of it once again."
The rest of the cast includes Amber Doig-Thorne, Danielle Scott, Maria Taylor, Danielle Ronald, Natasha Tosini, May Kelly, Paula Coiz, and Natasha Rose Mills.
If you're wondering why Pooh Bear and Bambi are getting a radical makeover - turns out, Disney no longer holds exclusive rights to the characters, making it fair game for slasher lovers.