Amazon Studios has hired Nicole Kassell to direct a film based on the mythological character Medusa. Nicole Perlman wrote the script
We’ve been hearing a lot about the Greek mythological character Medusa lately, and there’s not even a new Clash of the Titans movie on the way. There was a Medusa horror movie that recently got a sequel called Medusa’s Venom, there was a Brazilian production that Music Box Films brought to North America, and there was a Medusa-inspired film in the works at Fangoria Studios, a project we haven’t heard about since it was announced over a year ago. Now Sahu Newshas broken the news that Nicole Kassell, who an Emmy for her work directing episodes of HBO’s Watchmen series, will be directing a Medusa movie for Amazon Studios.
Nicole Perlman, whose writing credits include Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel, plus Pokemon: Detective Pikachu, has written the screenplay for Medusa. There aren’t many story details available at this time, but we do know that Perlman’s script reimagines what audiences may know about everybody’s favorite Gorgon, who has snakes for hair and whose stare turns ordinary people into stone. The fantasy story sees Medusa, after running afoul of the ancient gods, setting out on an epic quest to save the world.
Kassell is producing the film alongside Tripp Vinson and Tara Farney of Vinson Films, the company that has brought us films like the Netflix comedy Murder Mystery and the horror movie Ready or Not. Their Murder Mystery 2 is set to reach Netflix at the end of this month.
Perlman serves as executive producer on Medusa.
In addition to Watchmen, Kassell’s directing credits include episodes of The Leftovers, The Americans, The Baby, and Westworld.
What do you think of the Medusa character getting to play the heroine in her own fantasy adventure film? Share your thoughts on this news by leaving a comment below. I don’t know a whole lot about Medusa, but I’m totally on board to watch a fantasy film where the lead character has snakes for hair and can turn her enemies to stone with a look. It will be interesting to see who gets cast as Medusa in this Medusa movie.
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