In a talk at the UCLA campus last night, Family Guy creator (and next year’s Oscar host) Seth MacFarlane confirmed that plans are in the works to bring the Griffins to the big screen, reports Entertainment Weekly.
“It’s just a matter of when,” MacFarlane said. “It’s hard to do that while you have the series going on at the same time; I think that’s why it took The Simpsons 20 seasons to figure out how to do it.”
The success of MacFarlane’s live-action directorial debut, Ted, has made MacFarlane hotter than ever, and he revealed that a story idea for the Family Guy movie is already in place.
“We do know what the Family Guy movie will be,” he said. “The Simpsons movie, I thought, was hilarious, but the one criticism I would have is that it’s a story they probably could’ve done on TV. There could’ve been an episode that had that plotline,” he said. “That’s the challenge with animation. You pretty much can do any story you want, so what is the reason for the movie? We finally hit on the answer to that question, and it will be something that would be impossible to do on TV…[but] I can’t tell you what that is.”