Robert Rodriguez Plans to Direct Animated Remake of Frank Frazetta’s FIRE AND ICE after SIN CITY 2

     April 25, 2012

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Director Robert Rodriguez has a busy 2012 ahead of him.  He’s about to direct Machete Kills, then he’ll move on to Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and now THR reports that he’ll follow those flicks by tackling an adaptation of Frank Frazetta and Ralph Bakshi‘s 1983 animated feature Fire and Ice.  Rodriguez announced the project at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

Hit the jump for more.  Click here for the concept art Rodriguez showed off at Comic-Con 2011.

fire-and-ice-concept-art-2Speaking to THR, Rodriguez says the script for his animated adaptation of Fire and Ice is about 70-percent finished, and it should be completed by the time he’s finished with Sin City 2:

“I think the timing is going to work out just right, and we’ll have a finished script in the next month or so,” he said. “So we can start lengthier preproduction and we can go right into preproduction — well, we’re actually in preproduction, sort of, or we’ve been doing a lot of the previsualization. But that would be the next thing after Sin City.”

Speaking to The Playlist last year, Rodriguez said he wanted to use the technology he used for Sin City, “because I want it to be as if you stepped into one of [Frazetta’s] paintings.”

For those unfamiliar with Frazetta, the prolific artist is best known for the paintings he did for fantasy novels, paperbacks, comic books, and albums.  Here’s the trailer for 1983’s Fire and Ice:

Here’s the synopsis:

From his stronghold in Ice Peak, the evil Nekron sends forth a wave of deadly glaciers, forcing humanity to retreat to Fire Keep, a kingdom ruled by a generous king. When King Jarol’s daughter Teegra is kidnapped, young warrior Larn teams with the mysterious and legendary Dark Wolf, to rescue the princess and the realm from Nekron’s evil sorcery.

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