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Image Comics' Chew becoming an animated feature starring Steven Yeun

04.23.2014by: Eric Walkuski

"The Walking Dead's" Steven Yeun and "The Guild's" Felicia Day are set to star in the animated feature CHEW, based on the Image comic of the same name about a guy who gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. And that includes corpses!

Tony Chu is a cop with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he's a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn't mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. It's a dirty job, and Tony has to eat terrible things in the name of justice. And if that wasn't bad enough, the government has figured out Tony Chu's secret. They have plans for him, whether he likes it or not.

According to THR, Yeun is voicing the detective, while Day is voicing his love interest, a food critic named Amelia Mintz who is a "saboscrivner," someone who can write about food so precisely the reader actually feels like they are tasting it.

John Layman and Rob Guillory created the comic, which is currently up to issue #41. Jeff Krelitz is directing the film; the producers are aiming for a digital broadcast and home entertainment release.

Extra Tidbit: The CW's upcoming series "iZombie" also features a protagonist who eats human remains to get to the bottom of their deaths. New trend!
Source: THR

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