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The Reckoning Will Make Disney’s Deer Into a Killer

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Screenshot from Disney's Bambi.

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It’s possible you’ll recall that earlier within the 12 months, information broke of a horror film primarily based on Winnie the Pooh, of all issues. With the character having re-entered the general public area after Disney let the rights lapse, Pooh: Blood & Honey took the youngsters’s character and made him a serial killer, at which level the web freaked the hell out. Should you thought that may be the final we heard of such an idea, effectively, I don’t know the way that’s potential in case you learn the title of this text.

So sure, some horror filmmakers are gearing as much as give an analogous therapy to Bambi (which Disney’s engaged on a live-action remake for). Initially reported by Dread Central earlier within the week and later corroborated by Leisure Weekly, director Scott Jeffrey is helming Bambi: The Reckoning, whereby the titular deer shall be a “vicious killing machine who lurks within the wilderness,” per the director. “The movie shall be an extremely darkish retelling of the 1928 story everyone knows and love. […] Put together for Bambi on rabies!” Given the subtitle and the truth that “Bambi’s out for revenge towards the hunter who shot his mother” is a typical joke, you possibly can most likely guess what the movie’s plot might find yourself being.

Additional particulars on the movie are scarce forward of its begin date of January 2023. However Jeffrey did say that the design of Bambi would take inspiration from the 2017 horror movie The Ritual, for individuals who’ve seen that. Moreover, it’ll be produced by Rhys Frake-Waterfield, director of Pooh. Jury’s out on if this all resulting in some type of bizarre Freddy vs. Jason crossover involving different childhood characters within the public area, although. (There’s no approach that isn’t being kicked round, proper?)

Like with Pooh, you’ll most likely get a kick out of this in case you have been large on the thought of kids’s characters being secretly twisted. Should you’re not in that camp, effectively you’re already towards it on precept from the beginning, so proceed to disregard it. Both approach, if characters are going to proceed being within the public area, stuff like that is what we’ll get, if solely as a result of they simply seize consideration.


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