Lauren Faust Confirmed to Direct "Medusa" by


Lauren Faust has been busy. We've only known about some of her ongoing projects thusfar, but today it was confirmed that she will be directing Sony Picture's film "Medusa".


Website "The Wrap" gives the details of the upcoming feature, also indicating that her successful products that appeal to both men and women of all ages, may be a driving factor in her pick as the director for the big-budget film.

"Sony Pictures Animation hopes Faust can deliver a film that captures the same mix of young men and women that obsessed over her “My Little Pony” series. Her revival of the classic 1980s Hasbro toy property has become such a phenomenon among young men that Faust executive produced and starred in a documentary about its legions of adult fans affectionately known as “Bronies.” 

Lauren herself has expressed her excitement for the project.





The Wire notes that this will be Lauren's first Feature directing gig.



Current pony head-honcho Meghan McCarthy even congratulated Faust on her new job.
Husbando Craig McCracken "couldn't be more proud".


Below is a copy-pasta'd press release from Sony Pictures.


Via Sony Pictures Press Release:
Sony Pictures Animation today announced the acquisition of an original animated comedy feature pitch by Todd Alcott and Holly Golden entitled MEDUSA, which will tell an all-new story behind the infamous snake-headed lady from Greek mythology.  Emmy winner Lauren Faust, who rebooted the My Little Pony franchise in 2010 and turned it into the current My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic phenomenon with an ever-growing fanbase of all ages, is attached to direct the feature.Sony Pictures Animation president of production Michelle Raimo Kouyate will supervise production, along with Jenny Marchick and Daniel Inkeles. Kouyate states, "After hearing the ingeniously funny pitch from Todd and Holly, we could immediately see the enormous potential in the idea.  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."
Director Faust comments, "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.  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."
Allcott was a co-writer on the animated feature hit Antz, and most recently worked on the Weinstein Company’s live-action The Giver, starring Jeff Bridges and directed by Philip Noyce; Golden has enjoyed a successful career in reality television production. 


Read more Educate yourself: here: http://www.thewrap.com/my-little-pony-writer-to-direct-medusa-movie-for-sony-animation/

And here: http://theslanted.com/2014/06/15442/sony-pictures-animation-confirms-next-film-medusa-lauren-faust-direct/
And here: http://www.themarysue.com/lauren-faust-medusa-sony-animation/
and here: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=119165

Comments (8)

  1. Yup, that character design looks like Fausts work alright

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    1. That's because it's Sedusa from the Powerpuff Girls, not from this film.

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  2. Directing huh?

    We'll see how this goes.

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  3. Sony Pictures Animation will get their backseat directing fingers in this and Lauren will resign due to their bullshit.

    Calling it now.

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    1. I'd like to direct my fingers in to her backseat

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  4. Ok. Now I know someone's been deleting my comments. Go fuck yourself, you biased egotistical assholes.

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  5. So what is happening with Galaxy Girls? No news on that.

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