BAMBI is set to receive a terrifying transformation for a new movie from the team behind Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey.
Bambi: The Reckoning is set to enter production next year and will feature a graphic horror take on the much-loved classic.
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The cute, friendly fawn is set to contract rabies and turn into a “vicious killing machine” after horror fans loved the scary Winnie the Pooh reboot.
Producer Scott Jeffery 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!”
O 1928 classic children’s story sees Bambi witnessing his mother getting shot by hunters but then making friends with cute and cuddly characters, Thumper and Flower.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey sees Pooh and Piglet turning feral after being abandoned by a college-bound Christopher Robin with the film going viral when it was teased earlier this year.
Blood and Honey is currently set to be released in early 2023 and will be the first of Jeffery’s films to get a theatrical release – made possible after the viral moment earlier in 2022.
Jeffery and his production company Jagged Edge Productions are also planning a dark take on Peter Pan entitled Peter Pan: Neverland Nightmare.
Jagged Edge has also made low budget horror movies centred around the Easter Bunny, the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill, and Krampus.
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Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey is directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield and stars Craig David Dowsett as Pooh and Chris Cordell and Piglet.
A sequel to Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey is also in the works.
Bambi: The Reckoning is planned for release around Valentine’s Day 2023.