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Latino director Robert Rodríguez will be the director of the"Spy Kids" spin-off for Netflix. Photo: gettyimages.
Latino director Robert Rodríguez will be the director of the"Spy Kids" spin-off for Netflix. Photo: gettyimages.

“Spy Kids” is getting rebooted with Robert Rodriguez

Latino filmmaker Robert Rodríguez will produce and direct the remake of the famous children's movie saga "Spy Kids," which will air on Netflix.

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“A new version of Spy Kids is coming to Netflix! Robert Rodriguez will write, direct and produce a new version of the beloved franchise, introducing the entire world to a new family of spies," the streaming platform reported on Twitter.

"Spy Kids" is a saga of four children's films, which combines adventure with comedy, starring Spanish actor Antonio Banderas (who plays the character of Gregorio), Ingrid Cortez (who plays the role of Carla Gugino), Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara, who play the children Carmen and Juni, respectively.

The feature film tells the story of two children who find out that their mother (Cortez) and father (Banderas) are secret spies and have disappeared. Therefore, they must set up a plan to rescue them from a technological villain named Fegan Floop.

The first film in the saga was released in 2001. The other three were “Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams”, released in 2002; “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over” which hit theaters in 2003 and “Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World” which premiered in 2011. The four films have grossed an estimated $550 million in the world, according to US press reports.

Latino producer and director Robert Rodríguez has been in charge of the four films in the saga. Therefore, it is not surprising that the Netflix streaming platform has chosen him to write and direct the next spin-off of "Spy Kids".

The names of the actors and actresses joining the cast, any new characters in the story, the shooting and premiere dates are still to be determined. 

“Spy Kids” fans received the news with great enthusiasm and are excited about the premiere. 

About Robert Rodriguez

The American director, son of Mexican immigrants, began his career as a director at a very young age: at 24 years old he directed his first action film called “El Mariachi”. He has also directed the thriller “Machete” and worked with James Cameron on the production and script of “Alita: Battle Angel,” an action-adventure feature film premiered in 2019.

The director recently worked with Netflix on the production “We can be heroes” also called “Superniños” in Spain. He is also working on his new movie “Hypnotic” starring Ben Affleck, which started shooting in September 2021.
 

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