Peter Pan with a spooky twist sounds really scary.
If you thought things would end with Winnie the Pooh getting the horror movie treatment with Blood and Honey, it’s safe to say you were wrong. While there’s been a lot of talk about remakes ruining childhood, not even the worst remake/reboot can top a gory horror film set in a classic children’s story.
This time, Rhys Frake-Waterfield, director of Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, sets his sights on everyone’s beloved boy who refuses to grow up: Peter Pan. The movie will be called Peter Pan: Neverland Nightmare.
If you’re wondering how anyone could distort these stories and characters to such an extent, thank the public domain. This means that all works lose their copyright status at some point and anyone can freely use previously copyrighted works without having to pay for them. Winnie the Pooh entered the public domain earlier this year, and the book version of Peter Pan is either currently available or will be available soon. The latter is a bit messy considering there’s a book and a play by JM Barrie.
To give you an idea of what else Rhys Frake-Waterfield might be targeting for a horror film reimagining, these other classic stories are also in the public domain:
- the wonderful wizard of oz
- The jungle Book
- little woman
- The Story of Peter Rabbit
- Alice in Wonderland
- Black Beauty
Up to this point, nothing prevents others from making/remaking the above stories as many times as they want. The Jungle Book is scary enough as it is.
Selected image source: Walt Disney Productions.
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