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Lauren Faust to Direct Medusa Animated Film


faustPerhaps best known for rebooting the My Little Pony franchise with Friendship is Magic, Lauren Faust has been tapped to direct a new animated film entitled Medusa.

Rather than keeping with the violent, depressing mythological tale of the gorgon, Sony’s Medusa will be “a clever, heartfelt animated comedy about a girl who’s having the ultimate bad hair day.”


The screenplay will be written by Tony Alcott, who co-wrote Antz and, more recently, The Giver, which is set for release on August 15, 2014.

About her re-imagining of the snake-haired lady, Faust says:

 In our story, we meet Medusa as a young human, who, like so many of us, is overwhelmed with trying to fit a certain mold to please others.  Her resulting popularity ticks off the wrong Goddess who turns her into the snake-haired monster we all know and fear. Medusa sets out on a quest to reverse this curse with the help of a goofy team of oddball and misfit mythological creatures who help her learn that what makes you different is, in fact, what makes you strong.

About Reporter Michelle Lawhorn:
Michelle, a.k.a. Stormraven, is what can only be described as an eclectic nerd. Her interests and expertise range from Doctor Who to Lord of the Rings, cosplay to comics, and Bollywood to opera to name just a few. When not raving about her “fandoms”, she can be found working on projects as an Associate Editor at Haven Publishing and adding to her ever-growing list of Things to Cosplay. She can currently be found searching for more material to feed her newfound obsession with Star Wars.

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