|Modern concept art based on Frank Frazetta paintings|
The master of fantasy art illustration, Frank Frazetta passed away last year at age 82. He left behind many who learned from and emulated his works; Boris Vallejo and his wife Juile Bell, and Ken Kelly are just a few of the names whos art began with the awe inspiring scope and raw passion of Frazetta's brush. A film was made based on his work called Fire & Ice in 1983. Sadly, it lacked the visual beauty and hard-edged style of a Frazetta painting.
At this years Comic-Con, Robert Rodiguize, who has given us countless action packed, gritty films, announced that his version of Fire and Ice would be closer to the original look of a Frazetta painting.
“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,” Rodriguez told EW. “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.”Below is concept art from the Rodiguize planed Fire and Ice. Production is slated for early 2012.