Director Robert Rodriguez who is prodcing this summer's highly anticipated Predators, has revealed that he's acquired the rights for Ralph Bakshi and the late Frank Frazetta's 1983 animated feature Fire and Ice. Rodriguez plans on rebooting the film, which is being set up at his Troublemaker Studios.
The original animated film, created the process of using rotoscoping, which means the film was shot in live action and then traced onto animation cells. The original screenplay was written by Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas. And here is a description of the film:
It began as a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between two of the greatest icons of the fantasy genre: Controversial animator Ralph Bakshi (director of FRITZ THE CAT, WIZARDS and the original THE LORD OF THE RINGS) and legendary illustrator Frank Frazetta (creator of the iconic CONAN THE BARBARIAN, VAMPIRELLA and Edgar Rice Burroughs book covers). It became - and remains - one of the most startling animation epics of all time. Now experience a world unlike any ever seen, where savage warriors, horrific monsters and luscious maidens battle for the soul of a civilization in a time of good and evil, pleasure and pain, and FIRE AND ICE.
I remember watching this a long time ago, but it's one of those films that I unfortunately forgot about over the years. Now that I'm reminded that it exists, I'm definitely looking forward to seeing it again. The original trailer below really brought back some old lost memories of watching this movie. Check it out, and let us know what you think about Rodriguez remaking the film!