Seth MacFarlane is set to direct and star in a new "Blazing Saddles-style" western comedy called A Million Ways To Die In The West.
Billed to arrive in the summer of 2013, a script has been drafted by MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild - recreating the writing team that birthed one of the 2012’s biggest blockbusters and MacFarlane’s directorial debut, Ted.
While the project remains in its infancy, sources seem confident that Media Rights Capital, who funded MacFarlane’s aforementioned teddy-bear romp, will be happy to work with the Family Guy creator again.
Reported to be a western movie laced with MacFarlane’s foul-mouthed wit, A Million Ways To Die In The West is also said to be a trifle more gritty than his usual fart-joke fare - taking a sobering look at life and death in late 19th Century America.
What’s more, this’ll be the first project where MacFarlane steps out of the voice-artist booth and performs in front of camera.
With a Ted sequel and a Family Guy movie in the works, along with his upcoming turn hosting the Oscars, MacFarlane’s Hollywood profile is growing by the day.
Now, with the announcement of A Million Ways To Die In The West, it seems unlikely that this cowpoke will be riding off into the sunset any time soon.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
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