Robert Rodriguez Doing 'Fire & Ice' After 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'
Almost exactly two years ago, we told you that director Robert Rodriguez had nabbed the rights to Fire and Ice, a 1983 animated film by the legendary Ralph Bakshi based on the creatures of artist Frank Frazetta. We've already seen some concept art from Rodriguez's version, but since he's pretty busy with Machete Kills and the long-awaited Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in the coming months, we weren't sure when he'd get around to his remake of Fire and Ice. But in a recent interview with Heat Vision, Rodriguez confirmed that the animated feature would be his next project after returning to Frank Miller's world.
If you watch the trailer for the original movie, it's easy to see why Rodriguez has been interested in this project for years. The pulpy content fits perfectly with the director's sensibilities, and it looks like Rodriguez will finally get his chance to take on some material that's visually similar to John Carter after he tried and failed to get that film adaptation made many years ago. The director has a great vision to bring us into the world of Frazetta's artwork, and while no release is set, the script should be done next month.
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
Ralph Bakshi is a favourite of mine. I'd like to see this for sure. Would be good if somehow they matched the all out madness that is Frazetta, his paintings are super good.
Crapola on Apr 25, 2012
so sometime around 2018 this will come out
happy camper on Apr 25, 2012
So.......Fire and Ice is really the Predators sequel right?
Awtan90 on Apr 25, 2012
Is this going to be live action with actors or an all CGI film?
jah p on Apr 25, 2012
What happened to Red Sonja?
David Banner on Apr 25, 2012
I remember watching this back when I was about 5 or 6 years old. Definitely keeping my eye open for this one.
Traveler on Apr 25, 2012
If he wants to do sword and sorcery flick, he should do something like his Spy Kids movies and get the rights to this book called "Fangbone! Third Grade Barbarian!" It would be perfect for him.
Greedo on Apr 25, 2012
Mr.Rodriguez you promised us sin city 2 and SIN CITY 3 , if you lied doesn't matter but you better focus on sin city 2 until think about next project. Fire & Ice is fascinating and tough but for me sin city 2 means everything now!
Ehsan Davodi on Apr 26, 2012
Nice, the old one is on Instant Netflix! I'm hoping this fills the void left by Conan the Destroyer and KRULL...
Alan Trehern on Apr 26, 2012
I guess he's lucky Salma Hayek looks like a Frazetta drawing then, huh? Just watched From Dusk Till Dawn and... yep.
Kenny Tejeda on Apr 27, 2012
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