It was recently revealed to AICN in an interview that Robert Rodriguez has acquired the rights to Frank Frazetta and Ralph Bakshi’s 1983 animated feature Fire and Ice. The hope is to adapt the project into a live-action film, produced through Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios.

Rodriguez also commented on the ability to acquire the rights on his own:

“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.”

Fire And Ice follows a young warrior named Larn, the sole survivor of a surging glacier that wiped out his entire village. As he seeks to avenge the act of destruction by evil Ice Lord, Nekron, and his mother, Queen Juliana, who have their eyes set on capturing the young Princess Teegra as a bride for Nekron.

Here is the original trailer for the 1983 animated film:

What do you think of this adaption?

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