Rodriguez Adapting “Fire and Ice”

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez tells AICN that he’s acquired remake rights to Ralph Bakshi and Frank Frazetta’s 1983 animated feature “Fire and Ice”.

Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas penned the original, a Conan-esque fantasy adventure in which a villager and the princess of the land of Firekeep team to stop the evil Queen of Icepeak from destroying the world with glaciers.

The film used rotoscoping, the technique where animation is drawn on top of live action (ala. “Tron,” Bakshi’s animated “The Lord of the Rings”). Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios will produce the remake.