Earlier today, Universal Pictures released eight new posters for Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming feature A Million Ways to Die in the West. These one-sheet character posters introduce us to the cast of MacFarlane’s new comedy, which takes place in a small Western town.
MacFarlane became a household name after his animated TV show “Family Guy” became a huge hit. He has quickly become a nuisance. Between releasing other copy-and-paste animated shows such as “American Dad” and “The Cleveland Show,” he releases music albums where he can live out his fantasy of being Frank Sinatra. He even managed to wiggle his way into ruining the Oscars one year as host.
MacFarlane’s debut film Ted (2012) was a live-action carbon copy of his television shows. It was a massive success at the box office. Like everything MacFarlane does, it managed to be funny and provocative enough to justify its runtime (by most accounts, anyway). One thing that makes his new film instill slight trepidation in viewers will be the idea that MacFarlane himself will be starring in it. He’s voiced many hilarious characters before, and written countless others, but he is so far unproven as an actor and a box office draw. The only thing we have to go on is his performance as host at last year’s Academy Awards ceremony, which received wildly mixed reviews. The public will just have to wait until the first trailer for the film is released to get a better understanding of how this all might come together.
A Million Ways to Die in the West will open in D.C. theaters for a wide release on May 30 of this year. Expect it to play at local AMC and Regal cinemas. The film stars MacFarlane, Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron, Sarah Silverman, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris and Giovanni Ribisi.