Lauren Faust brought the magic of friendship—along with great writing and animation—to My Little Pony, and next she is turning her animation skills toward Greek mythology, with a movie about Medusa. Sounds like a winning combination.

According to The Wrap, Sony Animation has tapped Faust to direct their Medusa film, with a screenplay by Antz writer Todd Alcott. In this version of the story, Medusa is a decent girl who pisses off the wrong goddess and is transformed into a gorgon, that snake-haired monster whose gaze turns people to stone. True to Faust's My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic form, Medusa will have to learn to embrace what makes her different. A funny Medusa film with Faust's strong sense of character and particular brand of feel-goodness? We're excited to see that.


'My Litte Pony' Creator to Direct 'Medusa' for Sony Pictures Animation [The Wrap via The Mary Sue]