Chew Is Getting An Animated Movie—With Steven Yeun And Felicia Day

Illustration for article titled emChew/em Is Getting An Animated Movie—With Steven Yeun And Felicia Day

An animated feature adaptation of John Layman and Rob Guillory's uproariously funny cannibal cop comic Chew has been in the works for a while, and it looks like the project is truly moving forward. The Chew movie has a script by Layman and has cast its Tony Chu and Amelia.


The Hollywood Reporter has announced that The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun will be voicing Tony Chu, a "cibopathic" Food and Drug Administration agent who can see the past of anything he consumes—even human flesh. The Guild creator Felicia Day is voicing Tony's love interest Amelia Mintz, a "saboscrivner" food critic who is capable of conveying the experience of eating through her writing. Together, they navigate a world in which an apparent bird flu epidemic has forced a ban on chicken, amidst chicken smugglers, cyborgs of all shapes and species, a deadly rooster, sibling rivalries, a cast of characters with a variety ludicrous food-based superpowers, and a conspiracy that may go beyond our world.

Jeff Krelitz, who acquired the rights to Chew, is directing the film and is considering a live-action TV adaptation as well. It will be particularly exciting to see Chew in animation, however, especially if the movie can capture the over-the-top insanity of Guillory's artwork.


'Walking Dead' Actor Steven Yeun, Felicia Day Voicing Comic Adaptation 'Chew' [THR via Comic Book Movie]

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