From ComingSoon.net ...
Robert Rodriguez teaming with Skydance for Spy Kids reimagining
It's been a decade since Robert Rodriguez's hit family adventure
comedy franchise Spy Kids made it to the big screen with its
fourth installment and now the writer/director is teaming up
with Skydance Media and Spyglass Media Group to develop a
reimagining of the series, according to Deadline.
The new film, which will see Rodriguez return as both writer and
director as he did with the original four films, will once again
revolve around the activities of a multicultural family involved
in the world of espionage, though it's currently unclear if it
will take a similar approach as the last installment, which saw
a new family of spies, saved from Jessica Alba's Marissa,
paternal aunt to original heroes Juni and Carmen Cortez.
Coming off the heels of more adult fare, including the first two
installments in his El Mariachi trilogy, first collaboration with
Quentin Tarantino in From Dusk Till Dawn and body-snatching teen
horror The Faculty, the original Spy Kids proved to be a big hit
for Rodriguez and Dimension Films, garnering rave reviews from
critics and audiences and grossing over $147 million on its
$35 million budget. It success spawned a franchise that would
include three sequels, all of which were written and directed by
Rodriguez and continued to bring in solid box office returns,
though would lessen in critical favor, with only the first sequel
receiving generally positive reviews from critics.
A new installment in the Spy Kids franchise would mark Rodriguez'
latest return to the family-friendly genre following his Netflix
adventure We Can Be Heroes, itself a follow-up to his 2005 effort
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl. Following Heroes'
critical and viewership success on the streaming platform, a
sequel is currently in development with Rodriguez returning.
Skydance, who optioned the rights to the franchise from IP owner
Spyglass, will serve as the lead studio on the project and oversee
its development and production while Spyglass' Gary Barber and
Peter Oillataguerre are attached to executive produce.
|Nodes:||5 (0 / 5)|