Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Fire And Ice": The Concept Art

Sneak Peek the new Frank Frazetta-inspired concept art, promoting the developing, live-action motion picture update of the Ralph Bakshi/Frank Frazetta 1983 animated feature "Fire And Ice".

The project is currently set up at producer Robert Rodriguez' Troublemaker Studios.

Budgeted at $1.2 million, the original PG-rated "Fire And Ice", was a unique collaboration between director Bakshi ("Fritz The Cat") and fantasy illustrator Frazetta.

Based on characters Bakshi and Frazetta co-created, the film made use of live-action 'rotoscoping', that was then embellished by Frazetta.

The original screenplay was written by Marvel Comics' "Conan" writers Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas :

"...From their stronghold in 'Icepeak', the evil 'Queen Juliana' and her son 'Nekron' send forth a wave of glaciers, forcing humanity to retreat south towards the equator.

"Nekron sends a delegation to 'King Jarol' in 'Firekeep' to request his surrender.

this is merely a ruse orchestrated by Queen Juliana for Nekron’s sub-humans to kidnap Jarol’s daughter, 'Princess Teegra'...."

Producer Frazetta was actively involved in the film's pre-rotoscoping live-action sequences, from casting sessions to the final shoot, ensuring that the depictions of women, heroes, villains and creatures would conform to his style.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Fire And Ice"....