Medusa

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Status: Pre-Production As of June 16, 2017

Pre-Production: Key talent and film crew being hired; budgeting, preparing and planning of production schedule; approving final shooting script. Aiming for 2020-2021 release.

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TBA | Comedy Fantasy

The story of Greece’s most celebrated monster hunter. more

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DIRECTOR

Lauren Faust

Screenwriter

Todd Alcott
Holly Golden

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Rating MPAA

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Storyline

Medusa is overwhelmed with trying to fit a certain mold to please others. Her resulting popularity ticks off the wrong Goddess who turns her into a snake-haired monster. 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.
modified plot formulation from sonypicturesanimation.com

Trivia & Production Notes

  • As director Lauren Faust explains, "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."
  • Like Wicked or Malificent, the story is from the villain’s point of view (Hollywood Reporter, 6/15/17).

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