Amazon has hired Nicole Kassell as the director of a film about 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 The Hollywood Reporter has 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. We don’t have many details at this time but we do know that Perlman’s Medusascreenplay reimagines what audiences might know about the Gorgon, who is a snake-haired and turns ordinary people into stones. After running afoul the ancient gods, Medusa sets out on an epic quest for the world’s salvation
. Kassell will produce the film with Tripp Vinson, Tara Farney, and Tara Farney from Vinson Films. This company has produced films such as Murder Mystery10 and Ready
10. 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? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts about this news. Although I don’t know much about Medusa, I’m excited to see a fantasy movie where the lead character can have snakes for hair and turn her enemies into stone with a glance. It will be interesting to see who gets cast as Medusa in this Medusa