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
Via Sony Pictures Press Release:
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."
And here: http://www.themarysue.com/lauren-faust-medusa-sony-animation/
and here: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=119165