winnie the pooh It’s been a topic on social media for years. First, many users made fun of the controversy that the bear brought in China; now many are confused by the news that a horror movie with him as the theme will emerge.
According to director Rhys Frake-Waterfield, who also wrote the script, they wanted to start from scratch to build this new version of Pooh, and draw entirely from the original AA Milne books to adapt their vision. In a universe where Christopher Robin has abandoned his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood, Pooh and Piglet have gradually abandoned their innocence to give way to evil. The first scene, Waterfield explains, where we see that goodness go is when his donkey friend Eeyore/Igor is eaten. With this ruthless act, Waterfield wants to show how the bear is losing
Just recently a synopsis of the film came out, which will want to present itself as an “alternate universe” of the events that occur in the books:
“Pooh and Piglet stop eating like they used to as Christopher (Robin) gets older. Over the years they grew more and more hungry and wild. They had to resort to eating Eeyore. Then, Christopher goes back to his wife to introduce her to his old friends. And when that happens, they get mad when they see it. All the hate they’ve built up over the years is unleashed and then they go berserk. That continues when they end up in this rural house with these girls (the ones that could be seen in the photographs)”.
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The original Pooh stories came out in the public domain a few months ago, so anyone who wants to work with the bear has all the rights (obviously not being inspired by the Disney version). What very few thought is to turn this childhood icon into such a ruthless creature. But according to Waterfield, that was the idea; create a Pooh more like Chucky than the good-natured bear he always was.
In any case, it remains to be seen if the reception will be good. There are many Internet users curious about the project, but several others are skeptical.