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Some groovy concept art for Robert Rodriguez's live-action version of Frazetta's Fire and Ice

07.27.2011

It's been over a year since Robert Rodriguez announced his plan to make a live-action version of the gorgeous 1983 Ralph Bakshi/Frank Frazetta animated fantasy film FIRE AND ICE. The filmmaker assured the masses at Comic Con that it was definitely still in the works, and will be a product of his very own independent studio Quick Draw.

And now EW has revealed some of his company's concept art for the project, which certainly looks like it will do justice to Frazetta's work.

"I want it to look like you just stepped into one of his paintings, where you get to see his world, and how he saw people, anatomy, and composition and color," Rodriguez told EW. "It will feel like it’s real, but not real. It’ll be his reality. He saw things differently. He painted from his imagination."

The synopsis of FIRE AND ICE goes like this: "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."

The rotoscoped original is a personal fave, and while its "world" might seem generic now (especially after years and years of fully realized fantasy videogames), Rodriguez's cartoonish style and love of the material could make it pop. You can check out the trailer for the original FIRE AND ICE further below.

Extra Tidbit: RR's search for a woman with the gloriously exaggerated figure of Teegra should be his most fun part of the process...
Source: EW

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