Sony Acquires Robert Rodriguez’s Frank Frazetta Adaptation FIRE AND ICE for Planned Franchise

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Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez first announced his intention to direct a film based on the art of Frank Frazetta over three years ago at Comic-Con.  The director said he would develop a fantasy tale called Fire and Ice (based on the 1983 animated film from Frazetta and Ralph Bakshi) that would revolve around a sword-wielding warrior who must save a princess kidnapped by evil sorcerers.  Shortly thereafter, Rodriguez announced his intent to helm Fire and Ice after Sin City 2, and with the latter sequel having hit theaters (barely) this past August, it appears that Rodriguez will indeed be moving on to Fire and Ice with the backing of Sony Pictures.  More after the jump.

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

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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.

Concept Art for Robert Rodriguez’s FIRE AND ICE Shows Heavy Frank Frazetta Influence

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Last week, writer/director/producer Robert Rodriguez announced at Comic-Con that he had acquired the rights to turn legendary artist Frank Frazetta’s “Fire and Ice” into a live-action film. For those unfamiliar with Frazetta’s work, the late artist currently holds spots in the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and Jack Kirby Hall of Fame respectively and is known for painting movie posters (such as Clint Eastwood’s The Gauntlet), paperback editions of adventure texts (Conan, Tarzan, and John Carter of Mars come to mind), and album covers (including three for Molly Hatchet).

Fire and Ice was originally adapted into an animated film in 1983 by Frazetta and director Ralph Bakshi (1978′s The Lord of the Rings).  Check out the new concept art, which Rodriguez developed with his team at Quick Draw Entertainment, and a quick synopsis after the jump. Briefly, Fire and Ice is a fantasy tale which features plenty of sword-wielding and saving of kidnapped princesses from evil sorcerers.

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