If you thought that Ted, the live-action Mark Wahlberg comedy featuring a foul-mouthed CGI teddy bear, was the last live-action movie from Family Guy and American Dad! creator Seth MacFarlane for a while, it appears you’d be wrong.
Ted, which MacFarlane made his live-action feature directorial debut on and voiced the title character, did huge numbers at the box office ($501 million worldwide on a $50 million budget), especially for an R-rated movie. So now plans are in the works for the next feature.
According to reports, MacFarlane wants to make a western comedy next titled A Million Ways to Die in the West, and he’s aiming to have it released in the summer of 2013.
MacFarlane, along with his Ted co-writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, have already penned the script, but no official deals are in place at the moment. However, Media Rights Capital, who backed Ted, is also behind this one, so all looks promising at the moment.
In addition to writing and directing A Million Ways to Die in the West, MacFarlane also surprisingly plans to star in the live-action comedy. While a great voice actor and singer, he’s not yet had the chance to deliver a full-on performance, so it will be interesting to see how he carries a movie as the star.
No plot details are given, but the movie is compared to Blazing Saddles in terms of a western with modern comedy. It will also examine how crazy dangerous life was in the late 19th century. Also, as expected, plenty of that racy humor fans have come to expect will be present and accounted for.
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[Source: Heat Vision]