Sunday, October 2, 2011

A Fire & Ice Remake?

The Frazetti/Bakshi movie Fire & Ice is interesting. It is a movie I really wanted to like. There are some powerful visual elements, but the story could be stronger. I still enjoyed it, even when I recently rewatched it.
Now Robert Rodriguez (of Spy Kids fame) is going to do a live action remake. http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/07/26/exclusive-images-robert-rodriguezs-sexy-concept-art-for-fire-and-ice/
One of my favorite artists James Gurney did many of the backgrounds for the original (he has been posting quite a bit about it lately). Now another favorite artist, Justin Sweet, is doing some concept work for the remake.
The interest to the OSR is obvious as Frazetta epitomizes much of the fantasy genre that inspired the original dnd.

4 comments:

  1. I love F&I...just re-watched it again myself a couple weeks ago. I also dig Mr. Rodriguez's work. It will be interesting to see what he comes up with.

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  2. I hope it happens. I only recently discovered the original on netflix, and thoroughly enjoyed it - especially the Frazetta-styled hips and boobs!

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  3. I think the story and acting can only be improved on, but yeah, visually the original had a lot going for it. Would like to see Rodriguez and Del Toro team up for this project.

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