My Little Pony's Lauren Faust to direct an animated Medusa comedy

Sony Pictures Animation is developing a Medusa movie as an animated comedy, acquiring a pitch by Todd Alcott and Holly Golden. Lauren Faust, exec producer of the “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” series, is attached to direct “Medusa.”

“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,” Faust said. “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.”

“‘Medusa’ will be a clever, heartfelt animated comedy about a girl who’s having the ultimate bad hair day,” Sony Pictures Animation president of production Michelle Raimo Kouyate said.