Robert Rodriguez to Wield Fire and Ice

Word just broke that one of our favorite creature-laden sword and sorcery animated epics from the Eighties, Ralph Bakshi’s Fire and Ice, is getting the big screen live action treatment from none other than Robert Rodriguez. Excited? We are!

Rodriguez laid the scoop down in an interview with Ain’t It Cool News:

The awesome Ralph Bakshi and I have been working it out for a while, and it’s now a TROUBLEMAKER STUDIOS PICTURE. What’s cool is, unlike past projects that I’d get involved with that would get stalled for various reasons, I control the rights to this one,” Rodriguez tells AICN. “So it’s actually in my power to set it up and get it made, which wasn’t the case on other projects. And for you filmmakers out there, that’s really the best way to get things done. If you can manage to get the rights yourself to a property by dealing directly with the artists and creators like I did with Frank Miller on SIN CITY and now with Ralph Bakshi on FIRE and ICE, it makes a world of difference, and you can get started sooner rather than never.

Look for more on this one soon!

“A tiny village is destroyed by a surging glacier, which serves as the deadly domain for the evil Ice Lord, Nekron. The only survivor is a young warrior, Larn, who vows to avenge this act of destruction. The evil continues, however, as Nekron’s palace of ice heads straight towards Fire Keep, the great fortress ruled by the good King Jarol. When Jarol’s beautiful daughter, Teegra, is abducted by Nekron’s sub-human ape-like creatures, Larn begins a daring search for her.”

Robert Rodriguez to Wield Fire and Ice

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  • Terminal

    After “Shorts” Rodriguez better go back to making mediocre movies with the occasional gem.
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • Chainsaw

    Well, that’s definitely news I wasn’t expecting. Sounds like it’s going to be great, tho.

    • Gus Bjork

      I love that film! I know I shouldn’t but I do. Is the original available on DVD? Perhaps with a grouchy Bakashi commentary track?