Sony Pictures Animation has recently announced their acquisition of a new animated comedy feature pitch from Todd Alcott and Holly Golden. Titled ‘Medusa,’ the feature will provide an all new take on the story of the snake-headed woman from Greek mythology. The feature will be directed by Lauren Faust, who’s most famous these days for being responsible for rebooting the My Little Pony franchise, turning it into the juggernaut that is My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
“After hearing the ingeniously funny pitch from Todd and Holly, we could immediately see the enormous potential in the idea,” Kouyate stated. “And when Lauren Faust, a uniquely gifted animation filmmaker with a real talent for relating to audiences, connected with the project, we knew the combination of her vision and their story would create something extraordinary. Medusa will be a clever, heartfelt animated comedy about a girl who’s having the ultimate bad hair day.”
“Todd and Holly’s version of the tale of Medusa is filled with so many of my favorite ideas to work with: magic, mythology, humor and strong, funny, extremely relatable characters,” said director Faust. “I was excited by the idea of showing the comedy behind an otherwise horrific monster, and I was really drawn to the writer’s unique re-imagining of Greek mythology. 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.”
Source: Sony Pictures Animation