Concept art for Robert Rodriguez Fire and Ice remake


Last week we brought you news from SDCC that Robert Rodriguez had partnered with Frazetta Productions to remake the famous animated film Fire and Ice. When asked about his vision for the live action remake of the Frank Frazetta and Ralph Bakshi original collaboration, Rodrigeuz said “I want it to look like you just stepped into one of his paintings, where you get to see his world, and how he saw people, anatomy, and composition and color. 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.” Wow, can you taste the potential? For those who haven’t seen the original, here’s the official plot synopsis for the remake:

“From his stronghold in Ice Peak, the evil Nekron sends forth a wave of deadly glaciers, forcing humanity to retreat to Fire Keep, a kingdom ruled by a generous king. When King Jarol’s daughter Teegra is kidnapped, young warrior Larn teams with the mysterious and legendary Dark Wolf, to rescue the princess and the realm from Nekron’s evil sorcery.”

Robert Rodriguez plans to start filming in early 2012. To see the movie’s first progress, check out the three Quick Draw Entertainment concept art pieces in the image gallery below. Here’s to hoping this is visually, in some ways, Diablo 3 meets Waking Life.

[Via EW]