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SONY anuncia película animada de Medusa

medusa-bundle-2Como era de esperarse; con el éxito que han tenido filmes de fantasía con diferentes puntos de vista, tal como Snow White and the Huntsman, y recientemente Maleficent, otros estudios buscarían hacer lo mismo.

SONY anunció hoy que está desarrollando una nueva versión animada de la historia de Medusa, villana de la mitología griega,  luego de aceptar la proposición de Todd Scott y Holly Golden, el filme será dirigido por la ganadora del Emmy Lauren Faust, quien es la responsable de que la caricatura My Litte Pony haya resurgido a tal nivel que gente de todas las edades la vean (¿verdad “Bronies”?).

En el comunicado, la presidente de producción de Sony Pictures Animation, Michelle Raimo Kouyate dijo sobre el proyecto:

“Después de escuchar la ingeniosamente divertida proposición de Todd y Holly, pudimos ver inmediatamente el enorme potencial de la idea. Y cuando Lauren Faust, una directora de cine de animación singularmente dotada de un verdadero talento para relacionarse con el público, se unio al proyecto, supimos que la combinación de su visión y la historia crearían algo extraordinario. MEDUSA será una sincera e inteligente comedia animada acerca de una chica que está teniendo el peor día de mal peinado”.

No soy un tipo apostador pero, me atrevo a asegurar que la película no incluirá cuando Medusa es violada por el dios Neptuno ni mucho menos cuando Perseos la decapita. De todos modos, es interesante ver como los estudios buscan distintas formas y perspectivas de traer “nuevas” historias al cine.

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Sony Pictures Animation Announces New Original Feature Project MEDUSA, With Emmy® Winner Lauren Faust To Direct

Culver City, CA, June 5, 2014 – Sony Pictures Animation today announced the acquisition of an original animated comedy feature pitch by Todd Alcott and Holly Golden entitled MEDUSA, which will tell an all-new story behind the infamous snake-headed lady from Greek mythology.  Emmy® winner Lauren Faust, who rebooted the My Little Pony franchise in 2010 and turned it into the current My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic phenomenon with an ever-growing fanbase of all ages, is attached to direct the feature.

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.”

Allcott was a co-writer on the animated feature hit Antz, and most recently worked on the Weinstein Company’s live-action The Giver, starring Jeff Bridges and directed by Philip Noyce; Golden has enjoyed a successful career in reality television production.

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