Robert Rodriguez Acquires Rights To Fire And Ice

The man behind Sin City has acquired the rights to bring us a live action version of the classic 8os animated movie from Ralph Bakshi and Frank Frazetta..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 5/23/2010
Those of a certain age will probably have seen the animated Fire And Ice from the 80s. It was made by Ralph Bakshi, who also brought us the animated LOTR, and was co-created by iconic artist Frank Frazetta who sadly passed away last week. I loved it back in the day, but watching the trailer again(see below) makes me think it may have dated..just a little!



Anyway, apparently director Robert Rodriguez is a big fan and has been trying to acquire the rights for years so he could bring us a live action version. Well, now he has. According to Total Film the plan is to..

.. turn the cool, rotoscoping original (directed by Ralph ‘animated Lord Of The Rings’ Bakshi and co-created by artist Frank Frazetta) into a live-action reboot.

Sounds like a damn good idea to me. Sure its another reboot, but I don't think there will be too many people complaining about this one. My only issue with it is that aside from Sin City I've never been a big fan of Rodriguez at all. But still, I hope this happens. Casting picks? Something tells me people will have the most fun thinking of someone for Teegra:)



The original movie is available now on special edition DVD and Blu-Ray from Blue Underground. Thanks to IGN for the pics.

Source: totalfilm.com
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LEEE777 - 5/23/2010, 4:56 PM
Heck yeah!

Would luv to see a FIRE & ICE movie, loved them in JLI!!!



Heh heh! ; P

BluntForce - 5/23/2010, 5:34 PM
I have never seen the cartoon, but i am a fan of all things Rodriguez.
Scorpioxfactor - 5/23/2010, 5:44 PM
This is going to be good. Just please don't make it like Elektra.
GUNSMITH - 5/23/2010, 5:48 PM
LARN


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TEEGRA


LYNN COLLINS

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HUGH JACKMAN

NEKRON


PAUL BETTANY
Ranger14 - 5/23/2010, 6:16 PM
Cool. I have no issues with rebooting a somewhat obscure animated show from the 80's into a live action show in the present day.
CBArtist - 5/23/2010, 6:22 PM
Excellent!!!!!
I just hope he does it well. Verotic Comics was doing Frazetta comic adaptations and original stories related to this movie. It's just a shame that Frazetta passed away before this gets made.
ROMACK - 5/23/2010, 6:36 PM
This is great news! I saw the original waaaaay on back in the '80s and it was so cool. With Rodriguez at the helm of a live action update this should be an ass-kicking festival. I love RRs cinematic style and direction.
RorMachine - 5/23/2010, 6:39 PM
I like his style..but thats all he is..style over substance. I couldn't even make it all the way through Once Upon a time in Mexico. His pacing is all over the place he just sticks scenes together without any thought behind them.
DannyDreg - 5/23/2010, 7:13 PM
When I first glanced at the headline I thought it was about JL's Fire & Ice. I wouldn't mind seeing a film adaptation of them - -but I don't think it would be too popular. I barely remember this animated version of Fire & Ice.
YogiDonnie - 5/23/2010, 7:21 PM
Hey, a reboot I can get behind. Good idea.
peterparker420 - 5/23/2010, 7:41 PM
ANY movie with HOT chick wearing next to nothing
has my VOTE!!

How about Sara Jean Underwood as Teegra!
just dye her hair brown..and picture her running
around in a skimpy top and loin cloth!

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By peterparker23 at 2010-03-15

Now I gotta see this animated movie! At first I though
It was Fire and Ice from JLI but it looks like this
would be an AWESOME live-action movie!

ShamanTales - 5/23/2010, 8:27 PM
Loved the Fire and Ice animated movie...hope it will make a really good Live Action Movie, cos it's got potential!! :)
icebergslick - 5/23/2010, 8:41 PM
I gotta rent this movie. I missed this during the 80's. Just saw The Legend of Orin: Star Chaser the other day.
Betty - 5/23/2010, 8:53 PM
RorMachin-- Couldn't make it through Once Upon a Time either. After Antonio fell 30ft and landed flat on his back a couple times without serious injury, I was done... and he should have shot himself and Salma like 10 times and those were only the small problems.
peterparker420 - 5/23/2010, 11:51 PM
OK, so I just watched the Fire and Ice animated movie, and after watching it, I am not sure HOW, he (Robert Rodriguez) is going to make this movie a LIVE-ACTION movie..Sure there is a pretty good story, But the characters, are all half NAKED, the main character wears nothing but a loin cloth, and the main female characte wears a VERY small BIKINI throughout the WHOLE movie! What actress is going to wear that outfit?..Sure they could change the costumes but would that be GOOD? (they DO live in a "SAVAGE" land so it would not make sense for them to be fully clothed)..also the main female lead..is overly sexy the first time you see her on screen, also there are ALOT of A$$ shots for NO REASON!..I LOVED THE MOVIE! LOL..But LIVE-ACTION...

I am not sure..I just DON'T see this movie going to the big screen..If it DOES, I will see it, but there is ALOT of SKIN..Now normaly I would not complain about girls showing TO MUCH skin in a movie..But if they go the SAME route as the animated movie..then it will be more like VERY VERY softcore porn..

THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!! LOL
SHAZAM171 - 5/24/2010, 1:09 AM
One of my favorite animated movies of all time. Teegra was so hot. LOL





Like Jessica Rabbit, Holli Wood from Cool Word and Dixie from the Tex Avery cartoon. ; )~


ZULUmonk - 5/24/2010, 1:21 AM
would make a great flick if its done right and by the right people, i just watched it two days ago and i tried to hip some of the younger kats i hang around with to it. classic film... next some one will be talk'n bout krull, ice pirates, buck rogers, space ghost, last dragon, wizards, a real g force movie or sword and the sorcerer. screw it do em all...
LEEE777 - 5/24/2010, 2:22 AM
More cartoon fun! ^^^ : P

Gotta admit, never heard of this!

Come on, we want a proper FIRE & ICE movie HOLLYWOOD!!!


JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL STYLE! : D
LEEE777 - 5/24/2010, 2:23 AM
P,S. Is it a CONAN rip off?!? : /
Matador - 5/24/2010, 7:38 AM
Not so much Fire and Ice has more of a He-Man other world story type. Not even close to a Conan story.
SkunkApe1 - 5/24/2010, 8:31 AM
The entire movie is available on YOU TUBE. Watched last week just coincidentally.

Wizards is also available on YOU TUBE. Wizards was the number one movie in America before it got bumped out by a little movie called Star Wars.
marvel72 - 5/24/2010, 9:50 AM
@ leee777 i wouldn't mind seeing that fire & ice in live action.
@ peterparker420 nice.
@ shazam171 i may have to purchase the blu-ray.
thatiscrazy - 5/24/2010, 10:10 AM
Man what ever happened to gratuitus unessessary boob and Booty shots? God I miss those days!!! Hollywood sucks =P
LEEE777 - 5/24/2010, 10:50 AM
deadpool @ Heh heh! ; D

Matador @ Kudos!
1chris2 - 5/24/2010, 11:40 AM
this could be pretty sweet if its not pg 13. its got giant beasts,hotties,and warriors could be really good.
AlexDeLarge87 - 5/24/2010, 3:57 PM
Gunsmith@
Hugh Jackman as Darkwolf
Lynn Collins as Teegra
And Especially Paul Bettany as Nekron
are great choices man!
Im not sure of Walker as Larn thou?

Ouh!... And William Hurt as King Jarol, Cate Blanchett as Juliana.
TheJester - 5/25/2010, 6:02 AM
Now this is something I could get into.

ROMACK - 5/25/2010, 3:23 PM
Ahhhh! Jessica Rabbit!
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