February 4, 2023

Bambi could have been a candy little deer, however he had a fairly traumatic childhood, which is what director Scott Jeffrey plans to faucet into in Bambi: The Reckoning, a brand new horror movie that may adapt the beloved youngsters’s story.

If the 1942 Disney film is someway not burned into your mind, Bambi’s mom is shot and killed by a hunter when he’s a younger stag — the principle teachable second within the coming of age story. In The Reckoning, Jeffrey plans to make use of his mom’s demise to drive a narrative of vengeance.

“The movie might be an extremely darkish retelling of the 1928 story everyone knows and love,” Jeffrey informed Dread Central. “Discovering inspiration from the design utilized in Netflix’s The Ritual, Bambi might be a vicious killing machine that lurks within the wilderness. Put together for Bambi on rabies!”

Bambi: The Reckoning simply entered manufacturing as a result of the character of Bambi simply entered the general public area this yr, 99 years after it was first printed as a novel by Austro-Hungarian writer Felix Salten in 1923 (an English translation adopted in 1928). The identical goes for the Winnie the Pooh horror adaptation Blood and Honey; the unique ebook by A.A. Milne entered the general public area this yr as nicely. What’s extra, Blood and Honey director Rhys Frake-Waterfield will produce Bambi: The Reckoning, so when you like one movie, you’ll in all probability like the opposite.

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