Seth MacFarlane is an animator, screenwriter, actor, composer, director, producer and a Grammy nominated singer. Now he has added another title to his resume by becoming a novelist. The novel is based off his movie coming out May 30th, and is full of his typical raunchy twisted jokes that are a border-line split between humor and poor taste.
Although there are similarities between the movie and novel, MacFarlane wants to give it a life of its own and raise his credentials as a novelist by releasing it a couple months before the movie. ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ was actually formed from a long going inside joke between MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and another collaborator, Wellesley Wild. They have all been working together for more than a decade and joke about how depressing it must have been to live back the Western Frontier.
The crew partially modeled the movie off of Mel Brook’s ‘Blazing Saddles’ and Woody Allen’s ‘Love and Death’. Another interesting thing is MacFarlane didn’t tell anyone he was writing the book until he finished it. Most of his projects have been a success and some of his projects have been failures, but MacFarlane prides himself on his creative chaos and experimentation. He looks forward to writing another novel.
Seth MacFarlane’s Book ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West’ is on sale now at Fox Studio Store.