Robert Rodriguez has always been a director that has done things his way, and even though he doesn’t have a hundred per cent success rate, the films that have hit the right note, have been lavish spectacles of action, gorgeous visuals and great acting.
The busy filmmaker is currently working on two distinct projects right now, sequels to his ultra-violent and mega-geriatric Machete, through to a more stylised comic book film in the form of Sin City 2.
And after that, he wants to remake the classic animated film, Fire and Ice.
Originally an animated film from the eighties, the adventure movie was directed by Ralph Bakshi, and featured designs from fantasy art icon Frank Frazetta.
It was your stereotypical fantasy film, with a hero out to save a princess from a vile villain, but it was made special thanks to the realistic animation, that was achieved from a technique known as rotoscoping, which had the animation drawn over live actors.
Speaking to THR about the project, Rodriguez mentioned that the techniques used back then, were quite similar to his own work on Sin City, with pre-production coming along nicely;
“That’s in the works to go right into after Sin City, Frank Frazetta’s Fire and Ice. We’re almost done with the script, we’ve got it pretty much 70 percent there – I’m really excited about that one.”
Swords, sorcery, scantily-clad princesses and Robert Rodriguez directing? I think I might just be in heaven.
Last Updated: April 25, 2012