Contact Us

Seth MacFarlane’s Domination of All Media Continues, Signs up for Comic Western

Seth MacFarlane
Getty Images

Was it that long ago that ‘Family Guy‘ was dumped by Fox, and it looked like creator Seth MacFarlane had his shot, and that shot was over? That period from 2003-2005 when ‘Family Guy’ almost went away seems like a lifetime ago, as now MacFarlane has three cartoon shows going on Fox, just had a hit movie with ‘Ted,’ is about to host the Oscars and has just lined up his next feature film, in which he’ll star and direct.

That movie is called ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West,’ and MacFarlane will not only star and direct, but he also co-wrote the picture with Alex Sulkin and Wellesley Wild (his ‘Ted’ co-writers), which – as The Hollywood Reporter tells us – is 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.” They also mention a female lead, because of course.

With ‘Ted’ this summer’s biggest surprise hit, it makes sense that he’s been courted to do more films, and the industry has embraced him as a major talent. Unfortunately the ‘Blazing Saddles’ comparison does MacFarlane no favors, as that was a singular achievement. Then again, if anyone has the power to make a movie that brazenly offensive right now, it is MacFarlane.

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of GuySpeed

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for GuySpeed quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!