MacFarlane Will Head West for 'Ted' Follow-Up THR
Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Fox's "Family Guy" and "American Dad," is planning a big-screen Western comedy as a follow-up to his summer hit "Ted," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
MacFarlane will again team with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, his collaborators on "Ted." The trio have written a script called "A Million Ways to Die in the West." In addition to directing and co-writing, MacFarlane will also star in the potential summer 2013 project.
“The plot has been described as a ‘Blazing Saddles’-style movie -- meaning a Western with contemporary humor, with one undercurrent being just how dangerous and painful life really was in the late 1800s,” the piece reports.
MacFarlane has been on a hot streak of late. He's been chosen to host the upcoming Academy Awards telecast. "Ted," which cost about $50 million to make, grossed $501 million worldwide. A sequel to the film is already being discussed, and MacFarlane is also talking about a "Family Guy" feature film.