The viral success of Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, coming to theaters on February 15, 2023, has led director Rhys Frake-Waterfield down a path of putting his own horror movie twist on other iconic children’s properties that have slipped into the public domain, with Peter Pan: Neverland Nightmare currently in the works for a future release from his team.
And that’s not all, as Dread Central has scored the exclusive word that Rhys Frake-Waterfield is also planning a Bambi horror movie that’s currently titled Bambi: The Reckoning.
From ITN Studios and Jagged Edge Productions, Bambi: The Reckoning is set to be directed by Scott Jeffrey with Frake-Waterfield producing the “dark retelling” of the classic tale.
Jeffrey tells Dread, “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!”
It’s Felix Salten’s original novel Bambi, a Life in the Woods from 1923 that’s in the public domain here in 2022, which explains how the team is able to turn it into a horror movie.
Stay tuned for more on all this madness as we learn it.
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