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Seth MacFarlane Wants To Be a Cowboy, So He Will Be


As hinted at by his sudden visibility that includes hosting gigs with SNL and the Academy Awards, Seth MacFarlane is setting himself up to finally step out from behind his Sunday night animation block and grin through those voices in front of the camera. And it turns out he's going to do so with a cowboy hat covering his expensive hair.

HeatVision reports the Ted director is already prepping another film for release in the coming summer, one that would see him venturing into the Wild West and not so closely bordering on Downy copyright violation. He and his Ted co-writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild have already written a script, and he plans to soon shoot A Million Ways to Die in the West, a Blazing Saddles-like comedy said to deal with how awful and easy to die it was in the late 1800s, but in a way that probably involves more pop culture references than Deadwood. The trade adds that the script is "laced with MacFarlane's hallmark racy humor" and places the star alongside "a romantic female lead." Loudmouthed, singing horse not yet confirmed.

  • March 18, 2013
    As noted at the time of Liam Neeson's casting, Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways To Die in the West will be more than just a thoughtful exploration of American frontier mortality. It's also continuing MacFarlane's Oscars thesis on female sexual empowerment, featuring a character... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2013
    Liam Neeson is in talks to join A Million Ways To Die in the West, Seth MacFarlane's Wild West follow-up to Ted, THR reports. Set to be MacFarlane's first starring part--unless you count his lead role in numerous detailed misogyny articles--the film sees him as a cowardly farme... / Continue →
  • October 26, 2010
    Seth MacFarlane--the Family Guy creator who sure loves eccentric supporting characters who wouldn't normally have the ability to talk--will soon be making his feature-length directorial debut with Ted, the story of "an average Boston guy" who, oddly enough, has a wacky talking ... / Continue →
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