Comic-Con Pitch 2005: 'Undercover Fish' (Mania.com)

By:Rob M. Worley
Date: Monday, July 11, 2005

It's the week ofComic-ConInternational in San Diego continues and Comics2Film is here withanother tip for producers who will be heading down to the show lookingfor the next coolness.


Today Aaron Sowd blows thelid off of "Undercover Fish".

Q: Describe "Undercover Fish"in two sentences or less.

When bumbling super-spy Hugo Bonito was turned into a fish by his archenemyMako, it wasn't the end of his fight against crime -- it was a whole newbeginning. Now, as the only finned fed, Undercover Fish goes to places otheragents can't and to depths they won't, to catch crooks and balance thescales of justice.

Q: If you were to compare"Undercover Fish" to a movie or TV show what would it be?

"Undercover Fish" is a mix ofaction, spy satire and comedy, along the lines of "Austin Powers", "Finding Nemo" and "The Incredible Mr. Limpet." Don Knotts is our hero! We love the idea of this super spy still trying to lead this swank, world-saving lifestyle even though he's a fish. We may even work a romance into it, if we don't get calls from the PETA people.

Q: Why do you think"Undercover Fish" would translate to film/TV/animation?

"Undercover Fish"is a lot more fun than most of the spy shows out there. Who else infiltrates asushi bar as lunch? Beyond the action and slapstick of a fish spy, and thefish-world / real-world parallels we can satire, "Undercover Fish" alsofunctions as a work comedy, based on the relationships between Bonito,his partner, Agent Moray and The Chief, their boss at theFederal Investigation Network (F.I.N.).

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Steven A. Roman on 'Lorelei'
Ben Raab on 'Living in Infamy'
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Aaron Sowd on 'Sally Samson: Super Sitter'

Q: Why should movie folksseek you out at Comic-Con?

Because "Undercover Fish" willbe debuting in "Komikwerks Vol. 5: Thrills and Chills" which comes out the dayof the con! Our company, MasterMinds Unlimited has a proven track record ofgreat properties in development. After working in comics for years, we've justoptioned our first animated feature, MasterMinds, and we're looking to keepgrowing.

Q: How can folks find youat Comic-Con?

MasterMinds Unlimited will bein the small press area (#Q5) and signing at theKomikwerks booth (#5439 & 5440). Please feel free to check out our website or e-mail me at aaron@masterminds.us


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, tonews@comics2film.comand we'll send them over.



Series: Comic-Con Pitch