The creator of the famous "naughty" cartoon Family Guy, who also directed Ted, which I though was a hilarious movie, is now coming out with a Western Comedy!
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's theatrical directorial debut Ted was a hit, no doubt about it. (He's even hosting the Oscars next year in part due to the film's success.) So what's next for MacFarlane on the big screen? How about a trip to the Wild West?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the writer-director-voice-artist-etc. and his Ted co-writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild have written a script called A Million Ways to Die in the West.
The plan is for MacFarlane to star in and direct the Western comedy for a Summer, 2013, release, with the plot being described as "a Blazing Saddles-style movie -- meaning a Western with contemporary humor, with one undercurrent being just how dangerous and painful life really was in the late 1800s." So… Deadwood, but funny? (Actually, Deadwood was pretty funny at times.)
A Ted sequel, meanwhile, is also in the works.