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Chew is getting another shot at a screen adaptation, this time with Jeff Krelitz.

The comic, created by John Layman and Rob Guillory and published by Image Comics, was made into a Showtime pilot produced by Circle of Confusion but never moved beyond that stage. When the option lapsed, Krelitz swooped in.

Krelitz is one of the producers behind the adaptation of the Image Comic Peter Panzerfaust. He first translated thatPeter Pan-based story, set during World War II, as a motion comic, lining up the voice talent of Elijah Wood and Summer Glau. Then Panzerfaustwent to BBC Worldwide for TV development.

Krelitz now hopes to follow a similar path with Chew. He is producing an animated adaptation of the comic for digital and home video, while developing a live-action series for television. (He is in preproduction on the animation front and beginning to meet with showrunners for the TV series.)

In a nutshell, Chew tells the story of Tony Chu, an agent of the FDA who can “see” psychic impressions from anything (or anyone) he eats. Yes, that means everything from chicken to human flesh goes into Chu’s system, all in the name of solving terrible crimes. The series has seen consistent critical acclaim since its 2009 debut(via) (above image by Chris Giarrusso’s variant cover for “Chew” #29)

CROSSING MY FINGERS!!!

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    Oh yes please!
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    I’d be so happy, this is one of my favorites.
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    Actually Taylor only does the colors for Chew, not facial expressions. And for the record, she does not consider you a...
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    My friend does the color and facial expressions for this comic!

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