Seth MacFarlane’s Next Movie Is… A Western? He’s Writing, Directing And Starring

Family Guy does Deadwood

I’m not a fan of Family Guy, and I’ve had almost no time for American Dad, but I enjoyed Ted a great deal. For some reason, Seth MacFarlane‘s moviemaking was much more suited to my tastes – a focus, less smugness, more determination to actually be about something and tell a story – then his… um… telemaking.

So I’ve certainly been looking forward to seeing what he’ll pull out of the bag next. Somewhere down the line there’s a Ted seuqel coming, but next up, and straight out of left field, is a Western.

MacFarlane has scripted A Million Ways to Die in the West with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, and is set to star and direct.

The Hollywood Reporter believe that the film will be:

a Western with contemporary humor, with one undercurrent being just how dangerous and painful life really was in the late 1800s.

Perhaps more than an undercurrent, bearing in mind the title.

It’s an interesting theme. I’m certainly rooting for this one – right now it needs studio backing, but Ted was such a smash it’s more a case of who, rather then if.

WBG-with-bkg2-1400-350x350

We Be Geeks Episode 105: Discussing JLAARP With Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner

Descender1

Lemire And Nguyen’s Descender Optioned By Sony

Wednesday Delays To Comics In The UK – Must Be Caught In The Black Vortex

B8Z9XKoCMAAjz7A

So What Was Your #FirstPayingGigInComics ?

Work In A Comic Store? Want To Move Into The New York Comic Industry?

AlteredSavageCovATan (1)

Exclusive First Look At Altered States Doc Savage

MH9

Mike Hawthorne Shares His Process On Quantum And Woody

LostDragonsCover

In Search Of Lost Dragons Gets A Book Trailer

Steve Lieber Raises Thousands For Hero Initiative At Wizard World Portland

Sex, Violence And Ales Kot – This Week’s Zero And Secret Avengers