At this years San Diego Comic-Con event, visionary director Robert Rodriguez revealed plans, and some interesting concept art (which you can see at the bottom of the page), for a live-action adaptation of Frank Fazetta‘s Fire and Ice.

Inspired by the animation film released in 1983, a unique collaboration between Fazetta and Ralph Bakshi, Rodriguez plans to bring his own brand of filmmaking to a live-action reinvention of the production.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Rodriguez 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.”

The films plot is summarised below:

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.

Source: Entertainment Weekly via SuperHeroHype