Fire and Ice Getting Made Into Live Action Movie
Robert Rodriguez will be adapting the Ralph Bakshi classic.
It's been a long time coming but Robert Rodriguez has finally procured the rights to the 1983 cult classic Fire and Ice. Now, we can finally see a live action version of Pterodactyl riding barbarians and babes in animal fur/leather bikinis. In an interview with AICN, Rodriquez talked about obtaining said rights directly from Ralph Bakshi himself:
"Yep! 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. 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."
The recently passed away Frank Frazetta, who was a writer and main artist for the movie, was one of Rodriguez's idols:
"He’s been so influential to artists and filmmakers, and yet we still haven’t seen a Frazetta world truly come to life in a live action film, so that’s what I’d want to do with the FIRE and ICE project."
For a refresher, here is the trailer for the original 1983 Fire and Ice