While director Robert Rodriguez is known for having a lot of projects on his plate, it seems the filmmaker has added one more project to his growing slate. Ain't It Cool News recently got to speak to the director about his upcoming film Machete, but Rodriguez also revealed that he has secured the rights to the 1983 Ralph Bakshi animated film Fire and Ice. Here's an excerpt from the site's interview.
"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. And for you filmmakers out there, that's really the best way to get things done. If you can manage to get the rights yourself to a property by dealing directly with the artists and creators like I did with Frank Miller on Sin City, and now with Ralph Bakshi on Fire and Ice, it makes a world of difference and you can get started sooner rather than never."
If you're not familiar with the film, check out the trailer for the 1983 movie below.