According to Deadline, we have a positive story featuring Sony for the first time in weeks. The studio has made a deal that gives them Robert Rodriguez's upcoming live-action remake of Fire And Ice. The original animated film was by Ralph Bakshi and legendary artist Frank Frazetta based on Frazetta's artwork.
Sony hopes to use the new film to launch a franchise inspired by the worlds painted by the master artist.
For Rodriguez, a long time friend of the now departed Frazetta, this is a chance to pay homage to the artist in the same way he did with Frank Miller and Sin City. The director plans to use a truer to standard film style, unlike Sin City, where "Frazetta's is this heightened reality, or rather layers of unreality that create a dream like reality you can get lost in, with an adventure film right out of his imagination".
They are working on the script now and hope to start preproduction at the end of spring.