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My Little Pony’s Lauren Faust To Helm Medusa Comedy For Sony Pictures Animation!

This is just like magic!

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT? 

The Wrap gives us all the details on the super cool news:

Sony Pictures Animation has hired Lauren Faust to direct a movie about Medusa, the snake-haired monster from Greek mythology. Faust created “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic,” a popular television series inspired by the colorful Hasbro toys.

“Antz” writer Todd Alcott and producer Holly Golden sold the studio with a comedy pitch about a beautiful, young girl who transforms into Medusa, a gorgon whose gaze turns people to stone.

They also write, “Faust told TheWrap the movie will portray Medusa as a decent girl who irks the wrong goddess. After turning into a monster, she learns to embrace what makes her different.” This. I like this.

Faust also touched on something getting a lot of traction recently, which Maleficent screenwriter Linda Woolverton recently commented on.

“In recent years, with movies like ‘Tangled’ and ‘Frozen,’ and not to toot my own horn, the polarity of ‘My Little Pony,’ people are more open to [female protagonists],” Faust told TheWrap. “Just because something is about a girl, that doesn’t mean it’s not for them.”

I think I’m not alone in saying we’re going to be keeping a very close eye on this one. What do you think of the project?

(image via bambikate on DeviantArt)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."