Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
First Official Image Of Jared Leto's Joker Revealed
He's having a laugh
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
29 March 2015
First Teaser For Patrick Stewart's Blunt Talk
'Did he say Falklands sarcastically?'
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Ted 2
10 July 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
A Million Ways To Die In The West (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Ted (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Seth MacFarlane Heads West
He's planning a comedy Western next

03 December 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Seth MacFarlane

He was already a big shot in telly with the likes of Family Guy and American Dad, but 2012 was the year Seth MacFarlane began his assault on the big screen. His first salvo was Ted, which went on to become a massive box office smash around the world. The big question has become what he’ll do next (besides the still-in-development Ted 2). Now we might know the answer, as the Hollywood Reporter brings word that he’s developing a comedy Western called A Million Ways To Die In The West.

Apparently, MacFarlane has co-written the script with Ted team Alex Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, and is looking to direct and star in the final product next year. No deals are in place yet, however.

You won’t be shocked to learn that the plot hasn’t been released, but it’s described as a Blazing Saddles-style tweak of the genre with a modern sensibility and a focus on how tough life was in the Old West of the 1800s.

As if that’s not enough MacFarlane for one story, don’t forget that he will also be hosting the Oscars on February 24.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Latest Hobbit TV Spot Is Smaug-Tastic
It's almost here...
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
40 Of The Unlikeliest Movie Character Posters
Would you put these one-sheets on your wall?

Who Is The Vision, Anyway?
An introduction to Avengers: Age Of Ultron's newest addition

Jenny Agutter: Role by Role
From Tin to Captain America to The Railway Children

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for iced tea

Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The showrunner on The Beatles and that lawnmower

Empire's Avengers: Age Of Ultron Review
Our verdict on what could be the biggest film of the year...

The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)