Robert Rodriguez, who produced this summer’s Predators, told Ain’t It Cool News that he has acquired the rights for Ralph Bakshi and the late Frank Frazetta’s 1983 animated feature Fire and Ice. The new version of the film has been set up at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios.
The film, created using the process of rotoscoping (shot in live action and then traced onto animation cells), was released by 20th Century Fox. The screenplay was written by Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas. The movie is described as follows:
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.
You can watch the trailer for the 1983 movie below: