Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Frank Frazetta and Ralph Bakshi got together and made Fire and Ice back in 1983. Using his rotoscoped animation technique Bakshi tried to make the paintings of Frank Frazetta come to life. The results were mixed at best.

Now director Robert Ridriguez wants to use the same cinematic techniques he used to bring Frank Miller's Sin City to the screen to film a live action remake of Fire and Ice.

“I want it to look like you just stepped into one of his (Frazetta's) paintings, where you get to see his world, and how he saw people, anatomy, and composition and color,” Rodriguez said. “It will feel like it’s real, but not real. It’ll be his reality. He saw things differently. He painted from his imagination. He didn’t take a photograph and just paint it.”

Here is some of the concept art:

Can this happen? Pleeeeease!

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Erik Johnson Illustrator said...

I saw this when they were first chalking up the idea a couple years ago. I was just as enthused as you are now.

The lackluster reception for Conan the Barbarian and John Carter may have killed a studio film, but I think a namer director like Rodridugez could make it happen, especially after what he did with "Sin City". My concern is that a three dimensional Frazetta women would be too "uncanny valley" for the big screen. But if it doesn't, I'm totally fine with real scantily clad actresses.

Kal said...

That was a movie I wanted to like so much more than I did. It needed to be less 'Lord of the Rings' and more 'Heavy Metal'.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Most of Bakshi's efforts have mixed results, do they not?

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