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Robert Rodriguez & Sony teaming up for live-action version of Fire and Ice

12.19.2014

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Deadline has learned Sony has picked up Robert Rodriguez's planned live-action version of the Ralph Bakshi animated movie FIRE AND ICE. We showed you some concept art for the project back in 2011, and in 2012 Rodriguez said he wanted to start working on the film after finishing SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR.

Sony is hoping Rodriguez's FIRE AND ICE will launch a fantasy adventure franchise "informed by the dreamlike worlds Frazetta poured into his paintings," and "the film will be truer to a standard film than Sin City." Robert Rodriguez says if they can get script right in the next couple of months, he should be able to start preproduction by the end of spring or start of summer.

Synopsis for the original 1983 movie:

The evil ice lord Nekron and his mother Juliana seek to conquer the known world, ravaging the land and all people in their way with their ice glacier as they approach Fire Keep, a volcanic kingdom and the last stronghold against them. Juliana's sub-human ape men kidnap King Jarol's daughter, the beautiful virgin Princess Teegra, prompting the young warrior Larn, last a tribe killed by Nekron and his forces, to go on a desperate quest for her. Larn's only ally is the mysterious warrior Darkwolf.

Robert Rodriguez's last few films haven't been great, but I still think he's a talented director, and I'm interested in seeing what he will do with a live-action take on Ralph Bakshi's FIRE AND ICE.

Source: Deadline

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9:23AM on 12/20/2014
The animation is what made this movie work. The story itself isn't that great. The animation is so surreal and absorbing.
The animation is what made this movie work. The story itself isn't that great. The animation is so surreal and absorbing.
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2:46PM on 12/19/2014

I'm ready to be downvoted

Sony lost my respect and hard earned money...
Sony lost my respect and hard earned money...
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1:24PM on 12/19/2014

Sure

Like they're going to make it R...
They are going to tone down it to PG-13...
No boobs, no blood and LOTS a humour !
now PLEASE... Prove me wrong
Like they're going to make it R...
They are going to tone down it to PG-13...
No boobs, no blood and LOTS a humour !
now PLEASE... Prove me wrong
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11:54AM on 12/19/2014
Live action Fire & Ice could be spectacular but I worry about giving Rodriguez free reign to it. Sony had better learn that genre films need to have a proper story.
Live action Fire & Ice could be spectacular but I worry about giving Rodriguez free reign to it. Sony had better learn that genre films need to have a proper story.
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10:17AM on 12/19/2014
Fire and Ice would be amazing in live action - if done in a SERIOUS tone - like the first Conan with arnie.
NO BULLSHIT - just adapt the story and you can add creatures and fights - but dont fuck around too much with it.

PS - WE NEED another Heavy Metal cartoon - LIKE NOW!
Fire and Ice would be amazing in live action - if done in a SERIOUS tone - like the first Conan with arnie.
NO BULLSHIT - just adapt the story and you can add creatures and fights - but dont fuck around too much with it.

PS - WE NEED another Heavy Metal cartoon - LIKE NOW!
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11:21AM on 12/19/2014
I agree. But only in the vein of the original Heavy Metal, not Heavy Metal 2000.
I agree. But only in the vein of the original Heavy Metal, not Heavy Metal 2000.
9:00AM on 12/19/2014
I really love Fire and Ice. Such an iconic animated movie. I hope the live action will be as good as the animated movie.
I really love Fire and Ice. Such an iconic animated movie. I hope the live action will be as good as the animated movie.
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8:29AM on 12/19/2014

hell yes

The world needs more amazing fantasy movies and if Rodriguez is to do fantasy this is the perfecr realm for him. Maybe next he could do a live action Heavy Metal!
The world needs more amazing fantasy movies and if Rodriguez is to do fantasy this is the perfecr realm for him. Maybe next he could do a live action Heavy Metal!
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8:58AM on 12/19/2014
I love Heavy Metal!
I love Heavy Metal!
10:18AM on 12/19/2014
i have the soundtrack in my car!

HM is one of my faves, actually i just this month cancelled by sub for the magazine. i was on it for YEARS - i just do the digital comics now, i ran out of room!
i have the soundtrack in my car!

HM is one of my faves, actually i just this month cancelled by sub for the magazine. i was on it for YEARS - i just do the digital comics now, i ran out of room!
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