Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 is a 2023 British horror slasher film and is obviously a sequel to Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey (2023). The latter cost under $100,000 and took $5.2 million globally.
Directed by Rhys Frake-Waterfield (Peter Pan’s Neverland Nightmare; Dinosaur Prison; Rise of the Loch Ness; Sky Monster; Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey; The Killing Tree; Firenado) from a screenplay written by Matt Leslie from a storyline co-written with Rhys Frake-Waterfield and based on characters created by A.A. Milne. Also produced by mega-prolific filmmaker Scott Jeffrey [aka Scott Chambers] (Spider in the Attic; The Mutation; Bats; Bad Nun: Deadly Vows; Cupid; ClownDoll and many others). Executive produced by Stuart Alson and Nicole Holland.
The Jagged Edge Productions movie features Peter DeSouza-Feighoney, Simon Callow, Alec Newman, Jenny Miller, Chrissie Wunna, Tallulah Evans, Ryan Oliva, Scott Chambers, Josh Archer, Kelly Rian Sanson, Nicola Wright, Philip Philmar, Ash Tandon, Lila Lasso, Amanda Jane York, Charlotte Jackson Coleman, Lee River, Teresa Banham, Sam Barrett, Nichaela Farrell, Mason Stanley Gold, Flynn Gray, Thea Evans, Jay Robertson, Andrew Rolfe, Ebony Soares, Tim Austin, Marcus Massey, Soma Zimmatore, Flynn Matthews, Junior Wunna, Eddy MacKenzie, Tosin Thompson, Tade Adebajo, Kalixta Kairos Fosang-Olarinmoye, Amira Nicole Thomas and Thanael Weeks.
The Hollywood Reporter reported: “Currently in production, the sequel comes with a bigger budget, more kills and even an Olivier Award-winning, BAFTA-nominated star in the form of Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral), who has joined the cast.”
Director Rhys Frake-Waterfield commented: “Bigger and badder. The sequel will feature new creature designs, a new cast, and a high death count. However, this time Pooh and friends will be leaving the 100 Acre Wood to take their fight to the quiet community of Ashdown!”
“For our sequel, we have a substantially higher budget so Rhys is really able to create a shocking, explosive and gore-filled movie. I truly think people will really dig what we are creating,” added co-producer Scott Jeffrey.
Meanwhile, IGN has revealed that the sequel will include Tigger who was absent from the first movie apparently due to copyright issues that won’t be an issue when the film is released in 2024.
Producer Scott Jeffrey told IGN: “Tigger is incredibly violent. He loves to torture his victims before killing them.”
Initial source: The Hollywood Reporter