'Medusa' Comedy in the Works at Sony Animation

Medusa Sculpture - H 2014
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Medusa Sculpture - H 2014

"My Little Pony" director Lauren Faust will direct the animated film.

Medusa, the infamous snake-headed lady of Greek mythology, will be slithering onto the big screen in a new animated comedy at Sony.

Sony Pictures Animation bought a pitch from Todd Alcott and Holly Golden entitled Medusa, and My Little Pony director Lauren Faust is attached to direct.

Michelle Raimo Kouyate, Sony Pictures Animation president of production, will supervise production, along with Jenny Marchick and Daniel Inkeles.

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Faust, repped by Metropolis Talent, developed the Hub Network cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, which spawned the pop culture phenomena and their accompanying terms, "bronies" and "pegasisters."

Alcott was a co-writer on the animated film Antz, and most recently worked on The Weinstein Co.’s live-action The Giver, starring Jeff Bridges. He's repped by The Radmin Company. Golden has worked mostly in reality television production, including on The Bachelor.