The first trailer for Seth MacFarlane’s new live action comedy has just hit the internet only hours after the character posters debuted online. Our first glimpse of A Million Ways To Die In The West pushes the red-band warning to the max with sex, swearing and, as the film’s name would imply, a whole lot of dying. I’m not exaggerating here; MacFarlane’s take on the Wild West seems to feature more deaths than 6 Feet Under, but don’t worry Ted fans. In the trailer at least, the gore is balanced out with a constant string of gags to keep audiences laughing.
What surprised us most about this trailer was how impressive the cast is. It’s rare to see heavy hitters like Charlize Theron or Liam Neeson playing key roles in a comedy feature, but Theron in particular is hugely underrated in the funny department, as I’m sure any fan of Arrested Development would attest to. I also have high hopes for Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris and Sarah Silverman who are all talented actors when provided with the right material. When we first heard of this project, our one concern acting wise was Seth MacFarlane as he’s never played the leading man before, CGI teddy bear aside, but from what we’ve seen here so far, things look promising.
Here’s the official synopsis, for those of you who are into that sort of thing:
After Albert backs out of a gunfight, his fickle girlfriend leaves him for another man. When a mysterious and beautiful woman rides into town, she helps him find his courage and they begin to fall in love. But when her husband, a notorious outlaw, arrives seeking revenge,the farmer must put his newfound courage to the test.
A Million Ways To Die In The West is due to be released on June 6th in the UK.
Fans of Ted may be in for a treat, but what about the rest of us? What do you think of the trailer for A Million Ways To Die In The West? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.