May 20, 2010
Robert Rodriguez To Make Fire & Ice
Robert Rodriguez just talked with AICN announcing he has acquired the rights to Fire & Ice with the plan to make a live-action film at his Troublemaker Studios. I'm expecting that 20th Century Fox will be backing up the project's distribution since they originally released it and not to mention their new working relationship with Rodriguez. The original was PG yet I could see it develop into more of a Conan style project. I'd love to think this could be his next movie but with the many films he has in development I'm not holding my breathe. Since the Spy Kids reboot, his original sci-fi actioner Nerveracker and Sin City 2 are all in development stages. Yet he did promise the film's lead will be announced shortly.
"The awesome Ralph Bakshi and I have been working it out for a while, and it’s now a TROUBLEMAKER STUDIOS PICTURE. 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."