Seth MacFarlane Directing 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' Comedy

December 3, 2012
Source: THR

Seth MacFarlane / Western

It's been quite some time since we've had a straight-up Western comedy. Blazing Saddles is a classic from decades and City Slickers is over 20 years old (the sequel just three years younger). But now "Family Guy" creator and Ted director and star Seth MacFarlane is ready to saddle up some laughs with A Million Ways to Die in the West. THR says the script comes from Ted co-writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, who have worked with MacFarlane for years, and while the plot is being kept under wraps, it's described as a Blazing Saddles style film following just how difficult and dangerous life in the Wild West. More below!

I'm anticipating it won't be exactly like Blazing Saddles, but will use contemporary humor in an old time period. And if it's anything like Ted, it will be R-rated and really bring the funny. Ted was a surprising success for MacFarlane, even for some people who have come to rag on "Family Guy" in its later seasons, and it's pulled in over $500 million worldwide and has a sequel in the works. However, it sounds like the Ted sequel will come later as MacFarlane is preparing to direct and star in this film next summer. And this time he likely won't just be voicing an animated teddy bear. I'm definitely looking forward to another solid Western comedy, especially with MacFarlane on board. How about you?

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments


You're damn right. I love Sulkin, and I've actually found that the later seasons of FG have had some of my favourite episodes - like Excellence in Broadcasting and Brian Writes a Bestseller.

OfficialJab on Dec 3, 2012


I agree, FG has always been funny to me but just like its cartoon comedy rival, South Park, FG seems to get funnier the older it gets and the more it can push the boundaries of what can be shown on TV. Plus, the FG DVDs pack extended episodes with scenes that are a lil too raunchy for the damn FCC

Jason on Dec 3, 2012


Agree with both of you. I'm always down for some MacFarlane comedy, count me in

rocky728 on Dec 4, 2012

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