We're all familiar with Shel Silverstein's classic children's book, "The Giving Tree". A young boy befriends a nearby tree, and as the boy grows older, the tree generously gives him whatever he wants and needs, including apples to sell and branches to play with. Eventually, the tree becomes evil and attacks the boy to the gruesome death, until… Wait, what?
Well, that's one way to interpret it. Or at least what the folks over at Funny or Die had in mind when they released the parody trailer for a new film adaptation of the book. The trailer, which stars Tyler Posey from MTV's "Teen Wolf", is chock full of piercing screams, (fake) blood, and deadly branches — all of which come from the twisted, twisted mind of Shel Silverstein. (Or so they say.)
Perhaps our friends at FoD taking a cue from recent adaptations of children's tales that stray just a teeny bit from the source material? Either way, we'll give points for creativity. The dubstep-heavy soundtrack adds a very nice touch, as well.
Check out the trailer above and watch "The Giving Tree" when it swings into a theater near you... in Tree-D, of course.