Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez says that once he finishes work on “Machete Kills” and the “Sin City” sequel, he’s finally doing his remake of Ralph Bakshi and Frank Frazetta’s 1983 animated feature “Fire and Ice” reports Heat Vision.
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.
Rodriguez says “we’re almost done with the script; we’ve got it pretty much 70 percent there. I’m really excited about that one… the timing is going to work out just right, and we’ll have a finished script in the next month or so.”
The original 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 version will be more akin to the heavy green screen style of his “Sin City” films.
“The whole idea is to make it using the technology I used for Sin City because I want it to be as if you stepped into one of his paintings” says Rodriguez.