Comic-ConInternational in San Diego is less than a month away. It's the time of yearwhen film industry communes with the comics world and tries to adoptthe next hot property. As is the tradition here at Comics2Film, we'll berunning a series of articles designed to guide hungry producers towardsindependent creators and their comics.
Today we launch "Comics2Film'sComic-Con Pitch 2005" with fan-favorite illustrator Matt Haley and "G.I. Spy",the comic he co-created with comics and TV scribe Andre Cosby
Q: Describe "G.I. Spy"in two sentences or less.
"G.I. SPY" is awar-behind-the-war story which follows America's first spy as he uncoversHitler's secret 'wonder weapons' program, which if left unchecked couldgive the Nazis the edge and allow them to actually win the Second World War -and rule the world. Things are not what they seem, however, as America's enemies may be closer to home...
Q: If you were to compare"G.I. Spy" to a movie or TV show what would it be?
"Indiana Jones-meets-007"with Nazi flying saucers.
Q: Why do you think"G.I. Spy" would translate to film/TV/animation?
It's a genre hybrid thatblends the pulp adventure of "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" and "The Mummy" withthe edge of modern-day spy thrillers like "The Bourne Supremacy". Theidea behind the series was to give the reader a glimpse of what the historybooks don't tell us - as seen through the eyes of this American secret agentwho saved our collective bacon over and over again.
Q: Why should movie folkscome by your Comic-Con booth?
There's little mystery leftin superhero comics, everybody kind of knows what's going to happen,Long Underwear Man will always save Hero City or whatever. What I hope peopleget out of "G.I. Spy" is that while it's set before and during WWII, it's notjust a straightforward pulp adventure where the hero beats the bad guy andgets the girl, it's a spy story with a lot of moral grey areas in it. Weall know the good guys won WWII... or did they?
Andy Cosby is the creatorand writer of SciFi Channel's new "Eureka" show, and was the creator ofUPN's "Haunted" tv series.
Q: How can folks find youat Comic-Con?
"G.I. Spy" artist Matt Haleycan be found at booth #1706 on the main floor, and both he and co-creatorand writer Andy Cosby can be found sporadically at the publisher's booth,BOOM! Studios.
For a preview of "G.I. Spy"please visit the official website
Are you a comics creatorattending Comic-Con with a conceptHollywood types should check out? E-mail your responses to the questionsabove, along with your booth number, firstname.lastname@example.org we'll send them over.