Seth MacFarlane to direct and star in a comedy western

Family Guy creator working on A Million Ways To Die In The West

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.

Are you excited to see MacFarlane don a Stetson? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.


    • Punchbowl

      Dec 4th 2012, 18:51

      MacFarlane grates on me a little, he's obviously very talented and deserves his success, but you get the feeling he knows it. That said, he does seem like someone you wouldn't get bored drinking with.

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    • thedanieljson

      Dec 5th 2012, 10:59

      I always thought that Seth McFarlane could manage poignancy, there are some moments in Family Guy which head in that direction. So I'm over the moon to hear that this new film will be looking at life and death...

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