The headline making Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey made an impression after the violent trailer turned heads online. Interest in the film immediately skyrocketed and the film eventually received a short theatrical exhibition. Fathom Events previously confirmed that the film would only be shown on a few hundred screens one night in February, but now the digital distributor has expanded their plans to more screens and even more dates. As noted by Damn disgustingthe one-time release of Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey is now set for nearly a week’s worth of shows and will hit even more theaters.
“We are overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response from the audience,” executive producer Stuart Alson said in a statement. “From top media companies ranging from Rolling Stone magazine to USA Today to TMZ to individual commentators on Reddit and YouTube – the world is dying for Blood and Honeyand we are thrilled to partner with Fathom to deliver Winnie-The-Pooh like never before.”
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey will still premiere in theaters on Wednesday, February 15, but will now be on screen from then through Monday, February 23. The film will be released in more than 1,500 theaters across the country. You can find all the theaters where it will be playing and buy your tickets The Fathom Events website.
“This film has been on our radar for several months and audience engagement continues to grow remarkably,” added Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events. “We’re excited about our inaugural partnership with ITN to bring horror fans something never seen before in the horror genre. Buckle up.”
The official synopsis for the film reads: “The days of adventures and merriment are at an end, as Christopher Robin, now a young man, has left Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet to fend for themselves. As time goes by, getting angry and in “Abandoned, the two become feral. After tasting blood, Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet set out to find a new food source. It’s not long before their bloody frenzy begins.”
A co-production between Jagged Edge Productions and ITN Studios, Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey is directed by filmmaker Rhys Waterfield. After the project’s first trailer went viral, the director made the rounds to comment on the movie and other potential new projects, including Peter Pan and more.