• [NEWS] "Sky Kids" re-imagining in development

    From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films, rec.arts.movies.past-films on Wed Jan 27 18:25:24 2021
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    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.


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  • From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.movies.past-films on Wed Jan 27 18:28:18 2021
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    Rats!! Typo - it was meant to say "Spy Kids", not "Sky Kids". :-(

    On 2021-01-27 05:25:24 +0000, Your Name said:

    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.


    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1161600-robert-rodriguez-teaming-with-skydance-for-spy-kids-reimagining>



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