Seth McFarlane’s success has come mainly away from the camera, using his voice ashis path to stardom. It was not until recently when the general public started to become more familiar with his face and discovering the voice behind “Family Guy.”
He has now worked his way into the movies’ biggest spotlight: hosting the Academy Awards. Along with his successful directorial debut of “Ted,” his cinematic streak will continue with the planned Western “A Million Ways to Die in the West.”
Though it has not been green lit yet, this new movie will be inspired by the comedy classic “Blazing Saddles,” and will continue the quiet resurgence of the American Western. It will also seems that there will be more than just laughs as one of the underlying themes will be the harsh realities of the time and environment.
So far, McFarlane will continue to have much involvement because he will be writing, directing, and starring in the film. The producers which backedup “Ted” will also be involved in its creation. Though those are the only production details thus far, the script also for a romantic female lead.
McFarlane’s directorial debut, the aforementioned “Ted,” was well received by the public. The movie was made for $50 million dollars and went on to garner a whopping $501 million in the global stage. It is also apparent that with its success, there are thoughts of a possible sequel.
“A Million Ways to Die in the West” is being planned for a summer 2013 release.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter