Showtime Gets Hungry For Adaptation Of Comic Book ‘Chew’

Showtime has picked up a script for a half-hour cop show based on a comic book series titled Chew.

The comic book series follows a Federal agent named Tony Chu that can get psychic images from the things that he eats. He gets assigned to the most bizarre crimes and he has to eat his way through the investigation. The comic, created by John Layman and Rob Guillory and published by Image Comics, is darkly funny and completely unique compared to the horde of tights and fights books on store shelves. Terri Hughes Burton and Ron Milbauer (Eureka) wrote the Chew script that will now be further revised by Showtime for their network.

A story like Chew is perfect for a cable network, at a minimum AMC, and at best HBO or Showtime, so it’s exciting that the network that gave us Dexter will develop the project.

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Blu-ray Review: Lost In Space

Lost In Space
Blu-ray | DVD
Directed by Stephen Hopkins
Starring William Hurt, Mimi Rogers, Heather Graham, Lacey Chabert, Gary Oldman, Matt LeBlanc
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Release Date: September 7, 2010

Remember how good the J.J. Abrams reboot of Star Trek was? Remember how it took a 1960’s sci-fi show that lasted three seasons and updated it for a modern audience in a way that was both faithful to the original and exciting for newcomers? Good, because Lost In Space is here as a reminder of how easy it is to get all those things wrong.

As most box office buffs know, the movie is notable for being the film that finally ended Titanic‘s number one reign at the box office. That might be the best thing I can say about this movie.

Laughable dialog (not in a good way), a meandering plot involving time travel, a bloated running time, and dated CGI really sink what is essentially an interesting premise. It’s the Swiss Family Robinson but in space. That idea intrigues me, but they really squandered what could have been a fun sci-fi flick.

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